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O'Rourke/Cruz Debate #2 Postponed~CNN Town Hall Rio Grande Valley with Beto (& no Cruz) 10/18; Willie Nelson/Austin 9/29

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POSTPONED!~~~~~~>On this coming Sunday, Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz appear in a 60 minute debate hosted by the University of Houston, in a town hall-like arrangement. If you missed the first debate in Dallas, please read my article:

Beto O'Rourke's Eloquent Idealism and Command of the Facts Clobber Ted Cruz in First Televised Debate at SMU in Dallas

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[The last day to register for the Nov. 6 election is Oct. 9. Early voting begins Oct. 22]

Gannett/USA Today had a more sanguine interpretation of the first debate:

The first match-up Friday in Dallas, Cruz was seen as the more aggressive candidate and O'Rourke the counter-puncher as they clashed on issues like immigration, the racial implications of law enforcement policy and the war on drugs. Neither could be credited with anything close to a knockout, and neither committed anything close to a crippling gaffe.

"Cruz is a skilled debater, but the town hall format is more of a natural fit with O'Rourke's style and 254-county strategy, potentially providing him with an opportunity to score some points," said Elizabeth Simas, a U of H political scientist and an expert on political behavior.


CNN has invited O'Rourke on October 18 to conduct a one hour long town hall meeting in the Rio Grande Valley. At this writing, the details on location, time and audience have yet to be finalized. This will come two days after O'Rourke and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz complete their third debate. That third debate will be at a studio in San Antonio on Oct. 16. The topics will be domestic and foreign policy and the format includes podiums, moderator and a 120-person audience.

[CNN, Beto, and the Rio Grande Valley, with no Ted Cruz present! What an occasion to really delineate the differences between the two candidates on immigration policy, the Dreamers, Trump's Wall against Mexico, etc.!]


September 29 in Austin will see the venerable Willie Nelson headlining a Beto for Texas Rally

Please see also: Star Power vs. Editorial Page Power vs. Trump's Stadium ~ Willie Nelson Rally for Beto O'Rourke

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At times, my efforts to generate letters to the editor and op/ed pieces in support of Beto have resembled the old paradigm of the "voice in the wilderness." At times, I have wondered whether such tactics are hopelessly naà ve or old fashioned.

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