Move over Bernie Sanders: Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke is the media’s new golden boy for 2020.

After announcing his campaign for president, O’Rourke headed to Keokuk, Iowa where he appeared at the The Lost Canvas Coffee Shop on Thursday.

Judging by photos from the event, there appeared to be more reporters than supporters there to greet the failed U.S. Senate candidate.

“There are so many people here,” O’Rourke told the owner of the shop, according to KHQA’s Melissa Shriver.

That may have seemed to be the case, since the place was so small.

Here are two women peering through a window in the establishment, unable to get in due to the crush of journalists.

Here’s more:

This shot shows a couple people — two women and a man with a cell phone camera inches from the candidate — in view.

Here are a few more fans here of what the candidate called a “grassroots campaign”:

Will the media manufacture another Obama-esque rock star?

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