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"Running with Beto" an HBO Documentary. Today, 8:00 PM Eatern

https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/running-with-beto/about

David Modigliani’s behind-the-scenes documentary Running with Beto follows Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke's rise from virtual unknown to national political sensation. Modigliani embedded with the O'Rourke campaign for a year as O’Rourke staged a bold, grassroots attempt to unseat Ted Cruz and represent Texas in the U.S. Senate. The film draws on intimate access to O'Rourke, his tight-knit family and his team of political newcomers, who champion a new way of getting to know a candidate — one Texas county at a time.
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Reply "Running with Beto" an HBO Documentary. Today, 8:00 PM Eatern (Original post)
question everything May 2019 OP
Amimnoch May 2019 #1
RLG May 2019 #2
Indygram May 2019 #3
Indygram May 2019 #4
dalton99a May 2019 #7
Indygram May 2019 #8
dalton99a May 2019 #11
Indygram May 2019 #14
dalton99a May 2019 #22
BannonsLiver May 2019 #5
Indygram May 2019 #9
mtnsnake May 2019 #13
Indygram May 2019 #15
essadaw May 2019 #6
mtnsnake May 2019 #10
dalton99a May 2019 #12
Indygram May 2019 #16
dalton99a May 2019 #17
JI7 May 2019 #18
dalton99a May 2019 #19
JI7 May 2019 #20
Indygram May 2019 #21

Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:30 AM

1. So watching!! -nt

 

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Tue May 28, 2019, 03:07 PM

2. I'm taping it.

 

The clips that I saw seem interesting.

It's too bad he's so far down that no one is paying attention to him.
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Response to RLG (Reply #2)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:39 PM

3. It's actually won a couple of awards

 

And plenty of people are paying attention to him, especially young people, who don't typically get polled. The reviews of the screenings all consistently say that it is truly inspiring and people leave feeling energized, excited, motivated and hopeful.
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Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:22 PM

4. Streaming this now and so far it's INCREDIBLE...cried 3 times so far

 

This documentary is so, so amazing.

If you have HBO...watch it...inspiring!
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Response to Indygram (Reply #4)

Tue May 28, 2019, 09:29 PM

7. +1. I saw it

 

and bullshit reviews are coming in - as expected:

The Atlantic:
Running With Beto suggests the power of that branded authenticity; it also suggests its severe limitations. The documentary about the making of a political celebrity is also, at this point, a story about the unmaking of one: It airs on HBO during a moment of distinct Beto fatigue.


So 'Beto fatigue' is now a thing, and it has become endemic according to pundits. Disgusting.




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Response to dalton99a (Reply #7)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:40 PM

8. Well, it won two awards already...and it brought me to tears multiple times

 

And I could NOT take my eyes off the screen. I've also never read the Atlantic even once. So there you have it.
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Response to Indygram (Reply #8)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:03 PM

11. There is a new article in the New Yorker

 

that is free to read:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/06/03/can-beto-bounce-back
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Response to dalton99a (Reply #11)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:13 PM

14. I read that the other day

 

Wasn't bad if I recall.
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Response to Indygram (Reply #14)

Wed May 29, 2019, 06:33 AM

22. It was neutral and well written

 

A rarity nowadays


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Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 09:16 PM

5. A nice documentary

 

My biggest takeaway was that his staff was wet behind the ears and not up to the task. A more competent staff might have made the difference. Also, if we could have a million women like the volunteer featured in the film we could eradicate half of the GOP in Congress. An amazing, spirited Dem.
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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #5)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:45 PM

9. Chris and Cynthia are amazing...

 

Beto just doesn't slow down long enough for them to have time to do everything he wanted them to do, lol. He is seriously the hardest working politician I have ever seen in my life. He knows how to get young people engaged, volunteering and to the polls. An incredible 500% increase in young voters casting votes for him. If that were done on a national scale it would flip so many red state offices at the state and local level that we might be able to combat some of these crazy ass right wing attacks on women.
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Response to Indygram (Reply #9)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:10 PM

13. And how about Shannon Gay. Is she feisty or what?

 

I'd love to see her go one on one with Trump. He'd be crying like a baby after two minutes of dealing with her.
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Response to mtnsnake (Reply #13)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:15 PM

15. Yeah, she is

 

I got a kick out of her.
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Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 09:18 PM

6. No matter who you are supporting

 

It is a great documentary on grassroots organizing and campaigning.
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Tue May 28, 2019, 10:50 PM

10. "Running with Beto" was one of the most touching political documentaries I've seen in a long time.

 

If you want to see a rare politician who seems to genuinely care about his constituents and country more than anything else including his own political career, look no further than Beto O'Rourke. At least that's the way I felt after watching it.
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Response to mtnsnake (Reply #10)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:09 PM

12. +1. Millions of Texans - including many Republicans - came out to vote for him

 


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Response to mtnsnake (Reply #10)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:18 PM

16. Exactly...and if he is the nominee you will see the same devotion across the entire country

 

He inspires and makes people want to get out and take action.
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Response to Indygram (Reply #16)

Wed May 29, 2019, 12:49 AM

17. I believe Lis Smith is making every effort to not let happen

 

She is a ruthless operative with deep connections to political reporters, and Beto's marginalization is the unmentioned part of her media campaign. He is a lurking threat to her project.





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Response to dalton99a (Reply #17)

Wed May 29, 2019, 12:54 AM

18. is that the person on Buttigieg's campaign ?

 

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Response to JI7 (Reply #18)

Wed May 29, 2019, 01:07 AM

19. Yep

 

There is clearly unified messaging behind the new meme - "Beto fatigue", "Beto overload" - in other words "nobody wants to hear about Beto". And the writers are in her camp.


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Response to dalton99a (Reply #19)

Wed May 29, 2019, 01:13 AM

20. i can see it

 

especially since along with that message is that Beto's support went to Pete. interesting they name Pete specifically since it's more likely that Biden is the reason that is making it difficult for Beto and other democrats like Harris to get higher in the polls right now. Not Pete who is maybe a couple to 5 points or so ahead of Beto in various polls which isn't much. and his support seems to have mostly stalled in that lower range also.

i hope they appear in the debate together so we can clearly see the difference.
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Response to JI7 (Reply #20)

Wed May 29, 2019, 01:24 AM

21. I hope they are too

 

Beto has a very clear and firm understanding of any issue or policy they could ask him about. It would be kind of funny seeing them on the same stage, though, since Beto is almost a foot taller.
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