by Matt Briscoe
Congressman Beto O’Rourke went on the offensive at a debate Tuesday night in San Antonio. But what his campaign did after the debate, seemed more desperate than in control.
The O’Rourke campaign fires off nearly 50 tweets on the social network site Twitter within the first two hours following the debate.
In the great “Twitter Tantrum” O’Rourke’s camp fired off tweets trying to make friends with the #Metoo crowd. He promoted his statewide travels. He attacked Ted Cruz’s voting record. Tweets were both in English and Spanish. The campaign made references to veterans issues and even posted media links praising himself and his seemingly bipartisan abilities.
But then, only seconds after the debate the O’Rourke camp sent out a mass email soliciting donations.
In the email signed by campaign manager Jody Casey, they asked for their typical $3 contribution and stated “The contrast between Beto and Ted Cruz is clear. We know where they stand on the issues that matter to Texans.”
All in all, the only thing that can be said is that O’Rourke came out swinging while Cruz punched back.
The Cruz campaign left the debate feeling more confident that O’Rourke’s youth and inexperience was catching up with him. His campaign put out less than 20 tweets and about as many retweets in the hours following the debate.
The only thing to make of it is that Cruz left feeling stronger that the junior Senator will head back to Washington in November while O’Rourke takes to Twitter to thank his loyal base.