Skip to comments.Can Beto O’Rourke make the leap?December
Posted on 12/06/2018 6:39:20 AM PST by C19fan
The Post reports:
Beto ORourke, weighing whether to mount a 2020 presidential bid, met recently with Barack Obama at his post-presidency offices in Washington.
The meeting, which was held on Nov. 16 at the former presidents offices in Foggy Bottom, came as former Obama aides have encouraged the Democratic House member to run, seeing him as capable of the same kind of inspirational campaign that caught fire in the 2008 presidential election.
ORourke, as Obama did, certainly has the rhetorical skills and charisma to make Democrats swoon. He has some of the same advantages Obama enjoyed, and a few that Obama lacked.
First, ORourke comes from red Texas not blue Illinois. As he showed in his hard-fought Senate race against Ted Cruz, he can speak both to the left and to disaffected Republicans. He is clearly progressive, but can talk in a way that does not frighten voters who are more moderate. He can tout his legislative record in promoting health care for veterans but also vigorously oppose President Trumps family-separation policy. He supports immigration reform but has avoided silly positions such as abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He is at ease talking about values as he did when he defended the rights of NFL players to protest (I can think of nothing more American than to peacefully stand up, or take a knee, for your rights, anytime, anywhere, in any place). While he is a strong advocate of restrictions on semiautomatic weapons, he can also say with conviction we have this great proud honorable heritage and proud tradition of gun ownership in Texas.
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Leap? As in cliff?
In other words, he can speak out of both sides of his mouth even better than Obama.
I guess he hasn’t sobered up from his drinking and driving days.
Better question. Has America become so decadent that it would elect this cartoonish leftist clown?
Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Lincoln, Roosevelt, Reagan, Beto O’Rourke... How a mighty nation has fallen so low.
He couldn’t beat the guy Trump defeated in 2016. Democrat logic.
Yawn. Anyone else tired of this fake Hispanic?
Maybe he should sober up first
Why is the left pushing this empty suit, skateboarding socialist dimwit so much for 2020? Is it because they know that none of the prospective Democrat candidates really has a shot at winning the presidency? The MSM knows that in addition to cheating they still need a portion of the white vote to compete. They must think that Beto can appeal to both whites and minorities. The Great Mexican White Hope for the Dems in 2020!
He told Obama to stop telling people Beto reminds him of himself.
People in Texas: Oh, hell no!
People in the rest of the country: Who?
He’ll run on the basis of “cult of personality” because the American education system has produced two generations of brain dead mullets who don’ possess the intellectual tools to make informed adult decisions.
I was tired of him the moment that his Personality Cult began.
That should be White Mexican Hope for the Dems in 2020.
Well, we elected a kenyan clown twice, so....
What’s the attraction, except that he is young, looks like a Kennedy, and is good at slinging BS?
I always picture him dressed up as the Scarecrow, singing: If I Only Had a Brain”.
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