Beto O'Rourke, a middling presidential candidate in the 2020 Democratic primary, is viewed with skepticism by a number of demographic groups, most notably dogs and women. Maybe it's because he's a bad friend.
Beto O'Rourke did all the right things to prepare for a successful presidential campaign. He married a real-estate heiress. He saved money by refusing to give to charity. He served in Congress. He ran for Senate against a loathed Republican incumbent. He was lauded in the press, and cheered on by celebrities. He played guitar with Willie Nelson. He accepted defeat, unlike Stacey Abrams. He soul searched. He blogged about his interactions with real Americans. He live-streamed his dental exam. He was featured on the cover of Vanity Fair. With a dog. Wearing jeans.