Dem Strategist: “Painful to Watch”

Democratic Strategist Eric Soufer called Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke’s performance during last night’s 2020 Democratic debate “painful to watch.” He also described Senator Cory Booker’s (D-NJ) performance as “Death by a thousand platitudes.” Soufer did, however, credit Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) as the winner if only because she was “the only one who could effectively explain why the economy isn’t working for everyone.” But none of this should come as a surprise since the Democratic race for the White House is little more than a beauty pageant for Socialist Reactionary of the Year award, wherein nothing worthy of serious consideration will be offered for voters to consider.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

A Democratic strategist who formerly worked on presidential campaigns for John Edwards and Barack Obama gave his post-debate analysis this morning on the first round of 2020 Democratic hopefuls. Eric Soufer, who is the managing director of political strategy outfit, Tusk Ventures, offered poignant critiques and some unexpected praise of the 10 Democrats on stage in Miami Wednesday night.

Soufer was deeply critical of New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker saying, “Death by a thousand platitudes. His riff about living in Newark has gone stale.” But his most negative review was of former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, once considered a front-runner, saying he was “surprisingly cautious and clearly uncomfortable. He failed to connect with the audience and took more arrows from his opponents than anyone else. It was painful to watch.”

Soufer offered high praise for former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, saying the 44-year-old offered “a good, standout performance as the young, energetic candidate in a primary where age will be an issue.”

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