Monday, November 05, 2018
"It's the worst campaign I've ever run against -- or it's the most brilliant," Jeff Roe, Cruz's chief strategist, told me. "He's the best and worst opponent we could have faced. He energized the left and raised tons of money, but had no plan for how to spend it and no plan for building the sort of coalition needed for a Democrat to win in Texas.
But elections are ultimately defined by wins and losses. Should O'Rourke suffer an anticlimactic defeat, given the fanfare surrounding his ascent, it will be fair to ask: Did the country's best candidate run its worst campaign?
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