During a news conference on Friday, failed presidential hopeful and Texas gubernatorial candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke wisely stated that he doesn’t want President Joe Biden to come to the state to support his campaign.
“I’m not interested in any national politician — anyone outside of Texas — coming into this state to help decide the outcome of this,” O’Rourke told reporters. “I think we all want to make sure that we’re working with, listening to, and voting with one another here in Texas.”
More likely, O’Rourke doesn’t want to be dragged down by association with Biden’s disastrous poll numbers. Earlier this month, a Quinnipiac poll showed Biden’s job approval stood at a mere 33 percent, his lowest approval rating since taking office. In November, a Trafalgar poll showed similar low polling numbers, with only 36.3 percent of likely general election voters approving of Biden’s job performance.
“No one in Washington, DC, right now can help us with the challenges that we have…,” O’Rourke noted. Certainly not Joe Biden.