It was almost entirely driven by the media….
There has been little media interaction from the guy who took to driving around the country to a clear his head…
O’Rourke was in the top tier of Democrats polling for the Presidential nomination..
But the current polling seems to have moved Kamala Harris ahead of O’Rourke who now falls back into my second tier….
Of course right now things are essential a beauty contest with Biden leading as one has for months….
Bernie Sanders rounds out my top tier….
Beto O’Rourke has seen his stock fall in the last month.
O’Rourke has vexed some observers over the past few weeks, first for livestreaming a dentist appointment — a move critics panned as oversharing — and later for documenting a meandering solo road trip in a series of deeply personal blog posts.
The growing primary field and slow pace of preparations for a potential campaign have left some Democrats wondering if O’Rourke’s indecisiveness about whether to be a candidate is hurting him.
“I’m hoping he regains his momentum but he really has in many ways lost his message with the reality TV of teeth cleaning and his undefined road trips,” Robert Zimmerman, a major Democratic donor, said. “Maybe there’s a strategy behind it but it started becoming trivial.”
“It was a bridge too far,” another major Democratic bundler agreed of the teeth cleaning and O’Rourke’s tendency to overshare on social media.
The former Texas lawmaker garnered rock-star status during a bid for the Senate last year, and won a lot of attention when news broke that he had met with former President Obama. A number of former Obama aides also praised him, providing early momentum for him to enter the presidential race…..