WASHINGTON — For the first eight weeks of his presidential bid, Beto O’Rourke did what a presidential candidate is expected to do: He campaigned. Driving more than 6,150 miles across 14 states, as logged by his campaign, he held more than 152 town hall meetings and visited 32 college campuses, answering more than 1,000 questions.
What Mr. O’Rourke did not do, however, was steadily deliver a crisp, focused performance that generated excitement among voters. In response to their questions, he often seemed to be thinking out loud, in search of clear answers. His policy specifics came too rarely for some audiences. And his decision to avoid national television audiences — whether because of strategy or comfort — meant that many more people were not even hearing him.
Now, as he builds his campaign operation in El Paso, he has been working with his team to sharpen his answers, receiving regular briefings and boning up on policy details as he seeks to raise his television profile and prepares for the first primary debate next month, according to people close to his campaign. With his poll numbers more modest than his supporters had hoped, he is also trying to find ways to spread his message of unity and compassion to larger numbers of voters.
“I can’t tell you how many times I was asked to find a way to get on ‘The View’ at those town hall meetings,” Mr. O’Rourke said in a Tuesday appearance on “The View.” “I want to make sure that I have a chance to answer your questions here today so they can see who I am.”
Mr. O’Rourke’s appearance was part of an effort by the former Texas congressman to rejuvenate his candidacy, which has struggled to maintain the kind of energy that built a national following for his unsuccessful Senate run last year. After entering the race for the Democratic presidential nomination as a political celebrity, Mr. O’Rourke has watched as his press entourage shrank, the spotlight faded and his poll numbers fell into the low single digits.
[Check the election calendar: The first debate is next month.]
In ways subtle and obvious, Mr. O’Rourke is now trying a new approach, a tacit admission that the shoestring style he deployed in his star-making Senate run in Texas may not hold up to the demands of a crowded presidential race that is largely being driven by national media attention, viral videos and splashy policy ideas.
While Mr. O’Rourke used to start his responses by diagnosing the problem, he now opens with crisp solutions. He grudgingly agreed to participate in national cable television town halls and big-dollar fund-raisers, events that take time away from the retail campaigning Mr. O’Rourke most enjoys. And he may even hire a pollster, some of his allies say, a role he frequently boasted that he refused to fill during his Texas campaign out of fear that it would compromise the authenticity of his message.
Some of those efforts were on display in back-to-back media appearances this week, intended to help Mr. O’Rourke deal with baggage that has trailed him since the start of his campaign: the idea that he failed to recognize the advantages he enjoyed as a white man who has led a life of relative privilege.
In a Vanity Fair profile that appeared on the eve of his campaign announcement in March, Mr. O’Rourke made his ambition clear. “I want to be in it,” he told the magazine. “Man, I’m just born to be in it, and want to do everything I humanly can for this country at this moment.”
But in his appearance on “The View” on Tuesday, Mr. O’Rourke said the magazine profile had reinforced “the perception of privilege” surrounding his campaign.
Though Mr. O’Rourke initially said he had no plans to hold fund-raisers, he hosted his first event on Monday evening in New York. Ticket prices started at 0 and hosts were asked to raise ,500. Supporters are planning additional fund-raisers in Texas and Chicago in the coming weeks.
Supporters said they were not concerned about Mr. O’Rourke’s ability to raise the funds necessary to sustain what could end up being a more than yearlong primary campaign.
“He’s very good at growing his base, and his base is very good at giving him money,” said Eliot Shapleigh, a former Texas state senator and a close friend to Mr. O’Rourke.
Mr. O’Rourke and his advisers have stressed in conversations with donors that they have been focused on building an aggressive field operation in the early primary states. If Mr. O’Rourke has had a relatively muted presence in the news media, they argue that his efforts on the ground have been underestimated.
Last month, Mr. O’Rourke’s campaign announced a 16-person Iowa staff, including a state director who is a former executive director of the Iowa Democratic Party. In New Hampshire, he has tapped strategists who helped Representative Chris Pappas navigate an 11-person primary last fall.
But Mr. O’Rourke has plenty of competition in the ground game, from the volunteer army Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont built in 2016 to the muscular teams already deploying in Iowa for candidates like Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Cory Booker of New Jersey. And rivals like Mr. Sanders and Ms. Warren have not felt the need to choose between field organization and mass communication.
Mr. O’Rourke has taken other steps to professionalize his operation. Last month, he released his first policy plan, a trillion proposal to combat climate change. In the coming weeks, the campaign is expected to release policies tackling health care and income inequality, some allies say.
That policy focus has seeped into his campaign events, where Mr. O’Rourke offers more specific proposals in response to questions on issues like climate change and health care. Mr. O’Rourke has stopped jumping atop counters and chairs at events, gestures that inspired gentle ribbing, and has scaled back live-streaming everything on social media, from his snacking on chips and guacamole in the car to his dental checkups.
Jay Surdukowski, a New Hampshire lawyer who hosted an event to try to draft Mr. O’Rourke into the race, described the early weeks of the campaign as a “listening tour.”
“He’s realizing that he probably needs to do some more of that TV kind of stuff, but it speaks to his integrity that he was shying away from that kind of spotlight right away,” Mr. Surdukowski said. “Now, he’s applying what he heard as he rolls out policies.”
His campaign manager, Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, moved to his El Paso headquarters this month and has installed Jeff Berman to run Mr. O’Rourke’s delegate strategy. Both Ms. O’Malley Dillon and Mr. Berman are veterans of former President Barack Obama’s campaigns. Two of the top advisers who worked on the staff of Mr. O’Rourke’s relatively small Senate campaign, Becky Bond and her deputy, Zack Malitz, left his presidential operation last month.
Mr. O’Rourke played down the changes to his operation, telling reporters in New Hampshire last week that he was simply building out a bigger team, rather than completely revamping the style of his Texas campaign.
“Nothing about the fundamentals of this, or my approach, or who I am has changed,” he said.
Some voters see it differently. After listening to Mr. O’Rourke address two dozen supporters in a living room in Hooksett, N.H., Sam Pepin, 21, said he had noticed a shift since the Senate race.
“As he’s been speechifying all over the universe, I noticed he’s gotten more practiced,” said Mr. Pepin, a recent college graduate. “That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it just seems a little bit less, ‘This is what I’m thinking in my head’ and more, ‘This is what my advisers are telling me to say.’”
The man who could be his general election rival, President Trump, took a far less charitable view of the changes to Mr. O’Rourke’s strategy.
“Beto’s falling fast,” the president told a crowd in Louisiana on Tuesday. “What happened to him? But he’s tried to restart his campaign. That generally doesn’t work out too well.”B:
【慕】【言】【脸】【色】【微】【微】【有】【些】【发】【红】。“【又】【是】【从】【那】【些】【无】【聊】【的】【书】【里】【看】【到】【的】【歪】【理】？” 【沈】【随】【之】【立】【刻】【开】【口】【反】【驳】。“【这】【怎】【么】【能】【是】【歪】【理】【呢】！【我】【这】【叫】【持】【家】【有】【道】！【反】【正】【小】【孩】【子】【管】【长】【辈】【要】【压】【岁】【钱】【是】【理】【所】【应】【当】【的】【嘛】。” 【慕】【言】【说】【这】【句】【话】【的】【时】【候】【声】【音】【有】【些】【小】，【不】【过】【沈】【随】【之】【还】【是】【听】【了】【个】【一】【清】【二】【楚】。“【你】【做】【我】【一】【个】【人】【的】【小】【孩】【就】【好】，【我】【不】【希】【望】【别】【人】【也】【把】【你】【宠】【成】【个】
【想】【到】【这】【里】，【莱】【茵】【哈】【特】【却】【突】【然】【停】【顿】【了】【下】【来】，【这】【是】……【莱】【茵】【哈】【特】【赫】【然】【一】【楞】，【不】【知】【不】【觉】【怎】【么】【走】【到】【了】【这】【里】。 【因】【为】【在】【不】【远】【处】，【出】【现】【了】【一】【座】【小】【酒】【吧】。 【夏】【琪】【的】【敲】【竹】【杠】BAR！ 【酒】【吧】【门】【口】【人】【流】【很】【稀】【少】，【而】【且】【这】【座】【酒】【吧】【也】【很】【偏】【僻】，【就】【算】【是】【有】【心】【寻】【找】【也】【要】【很】【久】【才】【能】【找】【到】。 【这】【里】【有】【一】【个】【传】【奇】【大】【海】【贼】【啊】，【呵】【呵】……【会】【不】【会】【在】【这】【里】【遇】
【就】【在】【林】【易】【思】【索】【着】【该】【怎】【么】【来】【赢】【下】【这】【场】【堪】【称】【究】【极】【地】【狱】【难】【度】【的】【比】【赛】【时】，【场】【上】，【林】【易】【队】【这】【边】【的】【神】【龟】【挺】【身】【而】【出】【了】。 【你】【说】【就】【大】【神】【龟】【这】【种】【人】，【难】【道】【会】【因】【为】【你】【对】【面】【是】【乔】【丹】、【魔】【术】【师】、【张】【伯】【伦】、【奥】【尼】【尔】、【外】【挂】【一】【个】“【林】【易】”【就】【带】【怂】【的】？ 【不】【存】【在】【哒】。 【下】【水】【道】【忍】【者】【龟】，【专】【挑】BOSS【打】！ 【场】【上】，【林】【易】【队】【进】【攻】，【只】【见】【威】【少】【强】【突】【魔】【术】凤凰天机生活幽默解特【在】【上】【一】【赛】【季】CBA【结】【束】【后】，【球】【员】【间】【做】【了】【很】【大】【的】【交】【易】【调】【整】。【哈】【德】【森】【情】【理】【之】【中】【却】【又】【意】【料】【之】【外】【的】【离】【开】【了】【辽】【宁】【队】。【很】【明】【显】，【哈】【德】【森】【的】【状】【态】【已】【不】【处】【于】【巅】【峰】【时】【期】，【这】【一】【点】【哈】【德】【森】【自】【己】【也】【有】【一】【个】【清】【晰】【的】【认】【知】，【对】【于】【他】【的】【离】【开】，【辽】【宁】【队】【虽】【然】【也】【有】【很】【不】【舍】【的】【感】【情】，【但】【还】【是】【无】【奈】【做】【出】【了】【这】【样】【的】【选】【择】。
【清】【晨】【的】【莫】【山】【城】【笼】【罩】【在】【朝】【阳】【的】【灿】【烂】【中】，【勃】【发】【生】【机】。【青】【石】【巷】【的】【妇】【人】【们】【已】【经】【早】【早】【用】【了】【朝】【食】，【开】【始】【了】【忙】【碌】【的】【一】【天】。 【一】【位】【出】【门】【买】【东】【西】【回】【来】【的】【邻】【家】【妇】【人】【正】【好】【看】【见】【坐】【在】【自】【家】【门】【外】【的】【小】【孩】【儿】，【那】【孩】【子】【身】【上】【虽】【然】【穿】【的】【破】【破】【烂】【烂】【的】，【却】【洗】【得】【干】【净】。 “【钊】【哥】【儿】，【你】【怎】【么】【坐】【在】【这】【里】，【你】【婶】【娘】【又】【不】【给】【你】【饭】【吃】？【快】【跟】【我】【进】【来】，【婶】【子】【给】【你】【拿】【个】【炊】【饼】
【长】【达】【三】【个】【月】【的】【战】【争】，【接】【近】【了】【尾】【声】，【一】【方】【无】【心】【打】【仗】，【另】【一】【方】，【势】【如】【破】【竹】。【从】【一】【开】【始】【就】【已】【经】【预】【示】【着】【结】【局】。 【所】【有】【的】【挣】【扎】，【或】【许】【因】【为】【心】【有】【不】【甘】【罢】【了】。 …… 【墨】【轩】【将】【当】【年】【北】【忻】【国】【占】【领】【的】【国】【土】【全】【部】【归】【还】，【他】【带】【领】【着】【军】【队】【子】【民】【返】【回】【故】【土】。【并】【声】【称】【在】【他】【管】【制】【期】【间】，【绝】【对】【不】【会】【发】【动】【战】【争】。 【这】【算】【是】【递】【来】【友】【好】【的】【橄】【榄】【枝】【了】。【瑶】【光】【自】
“【走】【吧】，【按】【照】【计】【划】，【即】【便】【是】【最】【近】【的】【前】【往】【半】【人】【马】【座】【星】【系】【的】【宇】【宙】【飞】【船】，【它】【也】【至】【少】【需】【要】50【年】【左】【右】【的】【时】【间】【才】【能】【够】【抵】【达】【半】【人】【马】【座】【星】【系】，【星】【际】【宇】【宙】【实】【在】【是】【太】【浩】【瀚】【了】。” “【以】【我】【们】【现】【在】【的】【技】【术】【来】【谈】【星】【际】【殖】【民】【的】【话】，【还】【是】【显】【得】【有】【些】【太】【过】【勉】【强】【了】，【最】【好】【还】【是】【能】【够】【将】【曲】【速】【引】【擎】【技】【术】【给】【研】【究】【出】【来】。” 【看】【着】8【艘】【宇】【宙】【飞】【船】【消】【失】【在】【视】【野】【之】【中】
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