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Beto O’Rourke considering running for president in 2020

Beto O’Rourke considering running for president in 2020

He’s running

You knew it was coming.

In an about-face from previous comments, former Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke said he would not rule out running for president in 2020.

From the WaPo:

“Amy and I made a decision not to rule anything out,” he told reporters afterward, admitting that his position is different from the one he took on 2020 during his campaign.

O’Rourke, 46, a three-term congressman from Texas, would enter the race with less elected experience than many of his rivals but a proven ability to excite Democratic voters in a political era dominated by President Trump.

In a crowded field that could number more than 20 candidates, charisma is likely to be key to attracting attention of early voters and the small-dollar fundraising that most candidates will need to survive the early stages of the primaries.

With just weeks remaining in his congressional job, O’Rourke had already made clear that he intends to remain a part of the national conversation, penning occasional online essays, including a piece Sunday critiquing President Trump’s treatment of asylum seekers on the southern border.

Unlike other Democratic House members who have declared or are inching toward a presidential run, a list that includes Reps. Eric Swalwell (Calif.), Tim Ryan (Ohio) and John Delaney (Md.), an O’Rouke bid in 2020 would be premised less on his service in Washington than his failed Texas Senate campaign.

During his Senate campaign, O’Rourke spent an unusual amount of time fundraising in California, schmoozing and charming at least one set of coastal elites.

We blogged repeatedly throughout the campaign season that O’Rourke’s goal was not to win, it was to get new, clean voter data in a purpling state and to build name recognition and a fundraising base for future aspirations.


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Considering how much loot he got for running in Texas, this 2020 gig could be very lucrative. Beto-AOC 2020 ..a match made in .. in.. well… you know.

    He’ll skateboard in, and she’ll compare anyone voting against her to Nazi concentration camp guards.

    Two juvenile, buffoonish flakes, surpassed only by the juvenile buffoonish flakes who support either of them.

    Then there’s moooochelle obama.

    oldgoat36 in reply to alaskabob. | November 26, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    I think building the war chest was more the goal than winning in Texas, even though he gave it a go. What he fails to think about is how he has zero experience, even less than Duh One, in running things and in politics. While Trump didn’t have political experience, which was part of the plus part of him, he had executive experience over a huge business concern. In some ways the business experience is better than most political offices toward the role of President.

    I am sure the leftists saw the opportunity to possibly defeat Cruz, and Cruz is not really beloved in his home state, but it was as much to get national attention and build up a war chest so they could bring back some youthful empty suit to help secure the women’s votes.

    Cause he is cool. Or something.

    He’s alread a millionaire… and married to a only-daughter of a multi-billionaire. This kid is loaded.

    MattMusson in reply to alaskabob. | November 27, 2018 at 6:51 am

    He will need that money. He spent over $20 for each vote in his Texas Senate race. To match Hillary’s losing totals would cost $1.3 Billion.

I’m all for it. Spread the dirty money around. We need more candidates. Give them all a billion burn. How much dirty money do we have to burn before it gets blamed for global warming?

BTW, I’m leaving all options open for 2020 myself. If my countrymen come calling, I just may have to make the sacrifice. I can always return to the farm after I save the world. (Hey look! I’m even with Beto in the polling already!)

But does Christ Matthews get a thrill up his leg?

Bring it you muppet…

He could use a dentist to try and tone down his stupid rabbit look. As has been said, stupid is as stupid does. I mean, what the hell, he’s still brighter than Occasional-Cortex.

Just imagine if Preston Bush and Beto hooked up!

    oldgoat36 in reply to NotKennedy. | November 26, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Well Occluded Cortex is a pretty low bar, though I don’t think he is all that bright either.

    What is it with the left? They have all these candidates who the media keep telling us are brilliant, yet I have not seen much evidence of intelligent life among the various people in the National Socialist party who are all that intelligent. Spartacus, LieAWatha, Harris, Biden, Hillary (well, ok, she is more evil than stupid), Oprah, Michelle, all of whom, if you added their IQ you might hit about 110.

      Makes you wonder about the intelligence (and the motivation) of the 200K voters who voted for Abbott and then turned around and voted for Beto.

    He imagines that it makes him look like a Kennedy.

Makes perfect sense. Run and see how you do vs the machine in the DNC. I doubt he’ll get the nomination. Biden and Hillary still might run. Whoever is the Donk nominee, they’ll lose to Trump. No doubt… but it will be close because the Donks are gonna cheat like nobodies business this time. Broward cty x 1000.

Weasel Mouth.

Some books CAN be judged by their cover.

Every time one of my leftist friends talks about him running for president, I take great glee in reminding them that, “He couldn’t even beat Ted Frickin Cruz!” The reaction is hilarious.

*disclaimer, I’m a huge Cruz fan. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Well, he did pick up a lot of executive-type experience going on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and sucking up to Hollywood morons in his failed Senate bid. And he’s equal to Obama with respect to real-life accomplishments. So far, so good… What’s not to like?

In the eyes of many on the left, he may not be “The One”, but he’s surely the obvious successor to that particular cult of personality.

buckeyeminuteman | November 26, 2018 at 11:07 pm

Six whole years in the House (save the past one when he was running for Senate)! That certainly qualifies him…

Eastwood Ravine | November 26, 2018 at 11:07 pm

When Hillary loses the nomination to Beto!, perhaps she’ll finally get a clue.

I hope he runs, along with Camel Toe, Sparticus and Moooochelle just so we can see them all bring savaged by Hillary! Hahaahaha

And don’t kid yourself, Hillary is many things but she is also a deep swamper of the first order and she will chew these political beginners up like her husband chewing up the you know what of an intern!!

Plus we get the spectacle of watching the media tear themselves apart over who they support!!

Unless we take back our schools accept that we’ve lost our country.

Who is going to be Beavis’ Butthead?

JustShootMeNow | November 27, 2018 at 2:02 pm

Let’s make this real simple. “I’m a democrat, I hate Trump, I’m running for Pres in 2020.” Probably be easier just to report which of these bozos isn’t going to run.

Killary, Lie-a-wahtha, Spart-a-Cuss, Bugs Beto … the Dems convention in 2020 is going to be quite a show! Be sure to lay in a good supply of popcorn and your favorite potables; this is going to be priceless entertainment!!

I’d be ok with 20 Democrats running against Trump.