So Congressman Joaquin Castro had a decent turnout at his event in El Paso
I am still of the opinion Castro will not run for U.S. Senate in 2018.
He would rather play it safe.
BUT if he does, that would not bode well for Congressman Beto O'Rourke.
I can already hear the smear against Beto.
With that, Beto could probably write-off most border counties, including El Paso.
As far as how the rest of the state goes?
Castro would have the support of most, if not all, institutional Democrats as well as institutional money.
Local and statewide party leaders, and their acolytes, do not want some upstart like Beto to come out-of-nowhere, in this case El Paso, and win over someone who has "paid his dues".
I know some are thinking, "We Democrats have choices, a contested primary would be good!"
Yea, competition is good, if it does not get personal. And name a primary that does not get personal?
Beto, whether you like him or not, gives you the best chance to win a general election in Texas.
But short-sightedness of Democrats to "reward their own" will cause Democrats to blow that chance, and thereby further delaying their alleged comeback.
So what's Beto to do?
Prove Democrats wrong.
If Castro wants to run, let Castro run, and sit it out.
Castro would have to do better than Clinton's 43 percent to show that Democrats are making progress.
If he doesn't, just avoid smirking.