Techniques used by Beto O'Rourke

fault as virtue - technique where a weakness is presented as a strength, by focusing on any positive aspect of it. (2 uses)

guilt by association - using an opponent's links to another to assign the other's beliefs, misdeeds, or other unattractive qualities to the opponent. (1 use)

proof by anecdote - making a broad generalization, based on an individual story or stories that support that generalization. (1 use)

hyperbole - an extravagant statement or figure of speech used for effect, not intended to be taken literally. (1 use)

exaggeration - stretching the truth to make something seem more powerful or meaningful than it actually is. (1 use)

appeal to false authority - insisting something is true because someone posing as or being framed as an expert says it's true. (1 use)