Beto O’Rourke announces 2020 Democratic presidential bid

Date:2019-03-14 12:09:51

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke formally announced Thursday that he’ll seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, ending months of intense speculation over whether he’d try to translate his newfound political celebrity into a White House bid.

Until he challenged Republican Sen. Ted Cruz last year, O’Rourke was little known outside his hometown of El Paso. But the Spanish-speaking 46-year-old former punk rocker became a sensation during a campaign that used grassroots organizing and social media savvy to mobilize young voters and minorities. He got within 3 percentage points of upsetting Cruz in the nation’s largest red state — and shattered national fundraising records in the process — immediately fueling chatter that he could have higher ambitions.

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Beto might be a viable VP, but even that would be a stretch. If he can't beat Cruz in Texas, it will be difficult for him to beat a real opponent. He would be great to energize the base, and undo the damage Bernie Sanders inflicted upon the Democratic party... then again, white misogynists exist in both parties, and the Bernie-Bros were more than happy to use right-wing memes to undermine Clinton's chances.

Perhaps Sanders should run as a Republican, and take them with him?

The Rich Elect; The Poor Vote.

The seeds of ignorance bear preventable tragedies.

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Monday has never been my favorite day of the week, but getting murdered before I could finish my first cup of coffee was a new low, even for Monday.
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