By David Siders (Politico) –
Beto O’Rourke is leaning toward running for president, according to four people who have spoken with him or his advisers in recent days.
But for a presidential contender, his radio silence is becoming increasingly awkward.
In Iowa and New Hampshire — where Democrats are accustomed to being courted aggressively by presidential contenders — calls from Democratic Party organizers to O’Rourke’s advisers go unreturned. And a report in the Wall Street Journal on Monday that O’Rourke won’t make any decision before February and is preparing for a solo road trip — but avoiding early nominating states — bewildered even his supporters.