Why is Beto O'Rourke still in the Presidential race?
His fundraising is sluggish, to put it mildly.
Yet, here he is is, plugging away.
To anyone paying attention, his goal of the Presidency has slipped away.
However, he has attained a prominent role in the 2020 race: human straw man.
Beto is now the embodiment of every seemingly irrational conservative fear about what the left really wants.
During a debate he told gun owners he was coming for their AR-15s.
Last week he said he'd revoke tax exempt status fro religions who did not accept gay marriage.
This policy would apply to all religions across the nation.
Republicans have been able to raise millions of dollars to battle Democrats simply by using Beto's own words.
The backlash against O'Rourke from religious Americans has been swift and unrelenting.
Slate's Jordan Weissman argues that O'Rourke has hurt the very causes he's fighting for.