SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — It’s a marathon, not a sprint.
That seems to be the attitude Democratic Presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke is taking as his campaign struggles.
A year ago, it seemed O’Rourke would have been a shoo-in to win the Democratic nomination to take on President Trump in 2020.
That was during his campaign against Senator Ted Cruz. Now that the former Congressman is in the ring for the White House, things have changed.
Beto is off to a slow start with falling poll numbers as he tries to gain traction in the crowded field of Democrats.
During his appearance on NBC’s Meet The Press over the weekend, Beto’s less than stellar showing in the polls was brought up.
“I knew this was going to be tough. This is one of the hardest things that one can do.”
Beto says he’s not disappointed and the slow start isn’t going to stop him.
“We won’t be able to accomplish this in just one media cycle or in a couple of months.”
O’Rourke told Meet The Press that it’s a long fought campaign and that he’s looking forward to meeting his fellow Americans who want to “be a part of this”.