Matthew Dowd knows better.
He knows he will not win as an independent candidate for US Senate.
Now, I do not know if Dowd is running in an exercise of self-aggrandizement or he is running to help a potential Democratic candidate - in this case El Paso's own Beto O'Rourke - win by playing spoiler.
Either way, it ain't good for Beto.
Turn out in mid-term elections suck enough already.
Some asshole who just bought a pickup truck last week to sell t-shirts made it that much more difficult.
It would be stupid to think that Dowd would pull votes, or enough votes, from Cruz to allow Beto to win.
Remember a while back when twenty people ran against then-Governor Rick Perry? Perry still won. Among the candidates, one was a former Democrat, who turned Republican, and then turned independent...much like Dowd.
"But Max! The Resistance!"
Democrats are hoping yet again all people with Hispanic surnames will turnout and vote because Trump hates beaners or something.
Well, then if you are a Democrat, you better hope that Trumps does end up deporting all those millions of undocumented immigrants to create the fear factor necessary to get the turn out you desire.
But I am willingly to place a wager that those deportations will not happen and come 2018 your abuela will not give a shit about the mid-term election, assuming she even gave a caca at all.
I have long been in the tank for Beto, even though he does some stupid shit from time-to-time by getting all Vero, and think he would be a great Senator. He has a tough - some might say impossible - road ahead if he wants to be Senator though. But things will go from tough to shahid if Beto also has to run against Dowd as well.