Dems attracted to O'Rourke because he demonstrates civility, says political analyst

Democrats are attracted to former Senate candidate Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeDemocratic presidential hopefuls react to debate placement Democratic presidential hopefuls react to debate placement Teachers union to host 2020 Democratic presidential forum focused on education MORE (D-Texas) because he has brought civility into politics, political analyst Bill Schneider said in an interview that aired Tuesday on Hill.TV's "What America's Thinking."

"Democrats have to make a decision," Schneider told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on Monday. "Do they want someone who's going to stand up to Trump, fight with him, and create a real mayhem in the country? A lot of Democrats do."

"Or do they want someone very different from Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump defends Stephanopolous interview Trump defends Stephanopolous interview Buttigieg on offers of foreign intel: 'Just call the FBI' MORE, which I think would be … Beto O'Rourke, who represents something that people aren't getting from Donald Trump, civility," he continued. 

O'Rourke was defeated by Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOcasio-Cortez and Cruz's dialogue shows common ground isn't just for moderates Ted Cruz, AOC have it right on banning former members of Congress from becoming lobbyists Ted Cruz, AOC have it right on banning former members of Congress from becoming lobbyists MORE (R-Texas) in last month's midterm elections, but has been seen as a potential 2020 Democratic contender due to his performance in the race. He initially threw cold water on a possible bid against Trump for the presidency, but has recently opened up to the possibility.

The Texas lawmaker led former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenButtigieg on Biden's Iraq War vote: 'that vote was a mistake' Buttigieg on Biden's Iraq War vote: 'that vote was a mistake' Ocasio-Cortez starts petition to repeal Hyde Amendment MORE by little more than half a percentage point in a straw poll from the progressive group MoveOn.org that was released Tuesday.

— Julia Manchester