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This is going to be fun.
Gail Collins at the NY Times seems to sum up the bitterness many liberal women seeing the glowing coverage Beto received when he announced his presidential campaign:
Attention - Certainly - None - Women - Candidates
Why do you think he’s getting so much attention? Certainly none of the announced women candidates are creating this much stir. Elizabeth Warren has been shoving out policy positions. Kamala Harris has been campaigning like crazy. Warren, Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand and Amy Klobuchar are all acting senators. O’Rourke is a former member of the House of Representatives who lost a race to Ted Cruz, one of the least appealing human beings on the face of the earth.
But there’s just something about Beto that makes him stand apart. Hate to think it’s being a cute white guy who can skateboard.
You ain’t seen nothing yet.
Politico collected some more bitter clinger comments, ‘Not one woman got that kind of coverage’: Beto backlash begins:
Run - Elizabeth - Warren - Policy - Proposals
Since announcing her 2020 run, Elizabeth Warren has dispensed three major policy proposals, held 30 campaign events and visited nearly a dozen states.
Since announcing his 2020 run, Beto O’Rourke has made one visit to Iowa, where he vaguely outlined his positions, including from atop a cafe counter.
Guess - Star - Treatment
Guess who’s getting the star treatment.
The breathless, sweeps-like cable television coverage that greeted the former Texas congressman’s first campaign events stunned and frustrated many Democratic operatives — particularly women — who viewed it as an example of the double standard at work in the historically diverse presidential field.
O'Rourke - Candidate - Sensation - Entry - Race
To them, O’Rourke, a white, male candidate had already been ordained the next sensation, his entry into the race greased by live television shots and O’Rourke-centric panels.
Politico quotes Massachusetts Democrat political consultant Mary Anne Marsh:
Media - Person - Bernie - Trump - Beto
“I feel like the media is always captivated by the person they seem to think is a phenom: Bernie. Trump. Beto. But they...
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