The Texas GOP is attacking fan favorite Beto O’Rourke with this picture
Maybe Beto can’t debate Ted Cruz because he already had plans… pic.twitter.com/LdqKTh3yK4
— Texas GOP (@TexasGOP) August 28, 2018
It’s pretty obvious what the angle is here — Beto said he was in a punk band, but he’s dressed like a hippie in a flowery tunic that’s straight out of Haight Ashbury circa 1967. His facial hair is a little jam bandy, photoshop in a hacky sack and he could be at a Phish show. Nothing is more antithetical to the punk ethos than extended jams and feel-good vibes. This could hurt Beto badly among Black Flag dads in the inner-ring suburbs around Houston and Dallas, where the race will be won or lost.
Just kidding — all this photo proves is that a guy who now resembles a better-looking Bobby Kennedy used to resemble a better-looking young Keith Caradine. That, and the Texas GOP is running scared. Every time I put up the thermometer for Beto, the place blows up, as the kids say, so I upped the goal to $7500 and I’m putting up again.
Speaking of jam bands, after we did the last post raising money for Wyoming Senate candidate Gary Trauner, Gary himself emailed us to remind us that he’s a reader who shares John’s love of the Dead, and went to school in the town I’m from. He also shared an internal poll conducted by PPP showing that when voters learn about the candidates, the race tightens to 2 points. Not much money will spent on this race but Gary is legit candidate who has almost won statewide office in Wyoming before and ran unopposed in the Dem primary. I think supporting him is money well spent — you never know when a GOP candidate is going to implode or when a wave turns out to be bigger than the pundits expected.