Post-Labor Day ads are allegedly shifting into high gear; thank Jeebus I have that crap blocked online and don't watch any teevee channels where I would be subjected to it.
Beto's Ellen appearance (two short videos there; you should watch them) got swamped by Trump's meltdown over Bob Woodward's book and the Kavanaugh hearings. I thought he would get more mileage out of that; maybe he is, or will. Debates seem to be on the backburner. Maybe that will also change next week. This week I'm of the opinion that O'Rourke is going to have all the money he needs in order to win, so he might not have to debate Cruz, who could score too many points against him in a Jimmy Kimmel, one-on-one, hoops challenge kind of way. The Zodiac Killer could -- theoretically -- snuff the rising star with just a few well-placed shots, puns intended.
Let the skirmishes play out on Twitter, with Avenatti's publicity-hawking rally countering Trump's and the crowd-funded billboards featuring poorly-aged Trump Tweets and such. Playing Mr. Nice Guy, staying above the fray, is a winning strategy. So far.
But I still can't see a path to casting a ballot for him no matter what the polls say or how close the race gets. I'm forced to undervote the US Senate race, as Alyson Kennedy did not qualify even as a write-in. I reached out to the Dallas SWP last week for comment; no response at post time.
That leaves Bob, Ted, and a Libertarian (TexTrib's list matches the one at the SOS website). I'm taking a hard pass on all of that.