With Matthew McConaughey officially out of the governor’s race for the great state of Texas, it is now more or less a head’s up battle.
In all likelihood, Abbott will get the GOP nod and O’Rourke will get the Democrat nod.
Barring any primary upsets and a third-party entry that could draw votes away from Abbott, the current governor is 15 points ahead of O’Rourke.
I was somewhat stunned when Beto thought he even had a chance in this race.
O’Rourke got his 15 minutes of fame running against Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the Senate race.
Beto gave Cruz a run for his money, but Cruz distanced himself late and held his seat.
Beto then decided to run for president even after he could not win his own state, and he was never a serious contender even though he had some significant star power behind him.
Now he is going for his third strike by running for governor in Texas.
Abbott still has to get out of the primary, as Colonel West and Chad Prather are both going to challenge him.
I am not exactly going out on a limb saying that Abbott will defeat them both, but the question is if one or both of them run as a third-party candidate.
If they do that, they could draw away enough votes from Abbott to make this race interesting.
I am hoping they don’t do that. Instead, they will hopefully open a dialogue with Abbott and work with him rather than against him.
Republicans must hold this state, period, which means a head’s up battle in the election.
Quinnipiac University polling analyst Tim Malloy stated, “How far behind is Beto O’Rourke?
“Fifteen points is more than your typical two touchdown deficit in football and an even bigger hole in the game of politics.
“That said, Texas is a big state with big issues and there’s a lot of time to play catchup between now and Nov. 8, 2022.”
Malloy is right in there being plenty of time, but he failed to mention that O’Rourke was in single digits only a month ago, and now, he faces a massive deficit.
We don’t want to get too cocky here, but there is simply no way O’Rourke will ever get enough support to win this state.
Source: Fox News