The next Democratic presidential primary debate is less than two weeks away, but the pending impeachment of President Donald Trump is dominating the news cycle and will continue to garner wall-to-wall coverage for some time.
While the 2020 candidates struggle to compete for media attention, some White House hopefuls have taken to some creative ways to attract the eyes of the press.
Beto O’Rourke Panicking Over Flu Shot
Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke has now become famous for posting videos of his medical visits on social media. In January, he streamed a video of his teeth cleaning on Instagram Live.
— Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) January 12, 2019
This week, O’Rourke posted another video of himself undergoing a simple medical procedure on the platform, this time getting a flu shot.
Thank you, Beto. Very cool!
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 2, 2019
“Take a deep breath, no crying,” someone is heard advising a nervous Beto in the video.
Andrew Yang Shows Off His Skateboarding Skills
Tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang picked up a supporter’s skateboard Wednesday following a town hall in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, about 30 seconds into the video, Yang wipes out.
O’Rourke showcased his own skateboarding skills to the nation during his famously failed 2018 Senate bid to unseat Republican Senate incumbent Ted Cruz.
John Delaney Works Out In A Polo Shirt (Yes, He’s Still Running)
Last month, former Maryland congressman John Delaney invited reporters from the Washington Examiner to join his workout routine in the gym.
“I don’t think I am particularly fit,” Delaney told the Washington Examiner. “I work out because it makes me feel good. I don’t think it’s something people should vote on, let me put it that way.”
Okay, says the guy curling 40-pound dumbbells who can deadlift 350lbs.
Tulsi Gabbard: Congresswoman, Presidential Candidate, Fitness Instructor
Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a devoted vegetarian, also posted a video of herself working out on the campaign trail. In mid-September, Gabbard posted a video chronicling 25 exercises one can use for a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) routine.
“No excuses,” the congresswoman wrote on Twitter.
— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) September 16, 2019