Page 1 of 59

Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:03 pm
by The Annoyed Man
https://www.texastribune.org/2018/04/18 ... lose-call/

I’ve never heard of this guy until now, and all of a sudden, the Texas Tribune is saying that it’s too close to call? I don’t know much about him, but I went and checked O’Rourke’s website for his stances on 2nd Amendment issues, and he seems to be solidly in the “ban civilian access to ‘weapons of war’” camp.

Anybody know much about him, and does anyone believe that he really can beat Cruz?

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:06 pm
by locke_n_load
No chance. Even if he raises more funds, Cruz will beat him easily.

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:33 pm
by cprems
Once again the tabloid fish wrap known as the Texas Tribune has weighed in on several polls that were for the most part D+5 . O'Rourke has NO chance. They are deliberately skewing the polls to make it seem that he has a chance in Texas against a well liked and well respected Senator. I wouldn't be surprised if Cruz won in a 60-40 blowout!

If one were to study the primary races Dem v Repub, Senator Cruz received 500K more votes than ALL the Dems combined. I don't care how much Beto raises, I'll send some money to Cruz but our family are a guaranteed Cruz vote in November! There simply aren't enough Dems to out vote the solid red State. There is no blue wave coming!

Remember Gov Abbott and Dan Patrick are on the November ballot and they are also very well liked. I'll also make a prediction, there will be peace on the Korean peninsula in the coming months.

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:37 pm
by ghostrider
well, supporting gun bans is probably not a good way to start a campaign in Texas:


http://thefederalist.com/2018/03/13/bet ... -in-texas/

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:59 pm
by Pawpaw
Take a look at which "news" sites are running this story: https://www.google.com/search?ei=siDYWo ... PG3ElPfWCg

Dallas Snooze
CNN
CNBC
MSNBC
VOX
Ft Worth Statlegram

... and the list goes on... all Dimocrat propaganda sites.

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:02 am
by Grundy1133
ghostrider wrote:well, supporting gun bans is probably not a good way to start a campaign in Texas:


http://thefederalist.com/2018/03/13/bet ... -in-texas/
he might as well hang up his hat.

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:09 am
by Flightmare
I'm betting that Beto has as much chance of defeating Ted Cruz this year, as Wendy Davis did against Greg Abbott in 2014.

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:17 am
by Grundy1133
Flightmare wrote:I'm betting that Beto has as much chance of defeating Ted Cruz this year, as Wendy Davis did against Greg Abbott in 2014.
:smilelol5: :iagree:

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:27 am
by mojo84
I think of the Texas Tribune as the RINO rag. They purport to be conservative republicans and they may be if the new definition of co servative republicans is someone that is a moderate republican that tends to lean left of center.

http://www.texastribune.org/support-us/ ... d-members/

http://www.texastribune.org/support-us/ ... -sponsors/

The Tribune donors and sponsors would love to see Cruz defeated.. They are promoting this hoping people will want to jump on the bandwagon.

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:58 am
by suthdj
Its propaganda, just like they always said Hilliary would win.

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:07 am
by philip964
He won’t get my vote.

But the Republicans need to get a big turn out everywhere.

They don’t diserve it. But we need to turn out none the less.

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:19 am
by Scott Farkus
philip964 wrote:He won’t get my vote.

But the Republicans need to get a big turn out everywhere.

They don’t diserve it. But we need to turn out none the less.
This x 1000 (though I don't count Cruz in the group of undeserving Republicans).

With a couple of exceptions that prove the rule, the GOP establishment has been nothing but one failure after another. But sitting back and allowing Texas or the country to be taken over by Democrats is simply not an option.

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:59 am
by sbrawley
I got a text from his campaign asking if I would vote for him. I had to google him just to find out who he is. After one click, I quickly texted back, "Heck NO, and please take me off your list".

Another bullet dodged :biggrinjester:

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:22 am
by bblhd672
Hmmmm....let’s ask President Hillary Clinton what she thinks of the poll? :biggrinjester:

Hopefully Sen. Cruz learned something from his beating by Trump and will not be too nice to win.

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:18 am
by Rafe
Flightmare wrote:I'm betting that Beto has as much chance of defeating Ted Cruz this year, as Wendy Davis did against Greg Abbott in 2014.
What ever happened to good old Wendy Davis? Wait. Don't tell me. I don't really want to know.

I may not be thrilled with a couple of the Repubs I can vote for, but they both sure beat the alternative. And I think Cruz has proven himself, and I think Abbott has pretty much done every bit as good a job as I thought he would.