Beto O’Rourke is in total denial about his campaign prospects.
He is polling at less than one percent in Iowa and at least two polls have him at zero in New Hampshire.
But for some reason, he “reset” his campaign on Thursday, thinking this would work.
The Hill reported:
The Memo: O’Rourke looks to hit reset button
Beto O’Rourke will give a major speech Thursday morning in an effort to infuse his presidential campaign with new life — and it could be his last chance.
The former Texas congressman has struggled to gain traction since entering the Democratic race in March, never recapturing the excitement that surrounded his Senate bid against incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) last year.
But O’Rourke has been catapulted back to national attention in the most tragic circumstances imaginable — the Aug. 3 mass shooting in his hometown of El Paso, Texas, that left 22 people dead.
O’Rourke came off the campaign trail when the shooting happened, and has been a powerful voice of support for the victims.
He has also brought new vigor to his criticisms of President Trump, whom O’Rourke holds culpable for employing incendiary rhetoric and creating a toxic atmosphere.
Here’s a video of Beto’s pointless speech:
.@BetoORourke: "There have even been some who have suggested that I stay in Texas and run for Senate, but that would not be good enough…we must take the fight directly to the source of this problem…" pic.twitter.com/uUlSnULsJy
— CSPAN (@cspan) August 15, 2019
Beto must think everyone has forgotten that he “reset” his campaign once already in May.
NBC News reported:
O’Rourke, seeking a reset, reaches out to national Democrats
Beto O’Rourke is asking for a second chance to make a first impression.
After a rocky rollout — punctuated by a Vanity Fair profile in which he was quoted saying he was “born” to be in the 2020 presidential race — the former Texas congressman imposed on himself a period of major-media and fundraising abstinence while he held scores of town hall meetings in early caucus and primary states.
It didn’t seem to help. Dismissing him as thin on substance, The New Republic mocked his “profound emptiness” and Politico concluded that he had “a long history of failing upward.” He’s watched his national poll numbers dwindle — from a high of 12 percent in a Quinnipiac survey in late March to 5 percent in the same survey a month later — and he’s been at 3 percent in several other recent polls.
But with a round of national TV interviews, fresh additions to his campaign team and a more substantial platform beginning to take shape, O’Rourke will now be watched closely by Democratic insiders to see if his soft re-launch — Beto 2.0 — can propel him back into the forefront of the national conversation.
Beto is finished.
Someone needs to let him know.