Believe it or not, Beto can win.
Provided that Tatoo does not also run in the Democratic primary, Beto can win this.
Here are the three primary reasons why I in my not so humble opinion I believe Beto can win:
- Hustle - The general election is more than a year and half away and Beto is hustling. He is visiting some of the shittiest parts of State - Garland, Arlington, Austin and so on - pressing flesh. Sometimes showing up is all that matters (see Hillary Clinton and the Midwest).
- Optics - Beto O'Rourke is hands the down the more photogenic candidate.
- Cruz Control?- Ted Cruz has lost some of his shine. For better or for worse, he is establishment now. The enthusiasm that existed among the Republican party faithful for Cruz when he ran against a lieutenant governor, who accomplished nothing of note, ain't there. And that enthusiasm probably was probably based more on sticking it to that lieutenant governor than for Cruz himself.
There are a few other reasons why Beto can pull it off.
But it is only Beto who can pull it off, not Tatoo.
But I am running late and stuff.