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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:58 PM

 

O'Rourke resuming presidential run with 'major' Texas speech

Beto O’Rourke will formally rejoin the presidential race on Thursday, resuming a campaign that has been suspended for nearly two weeks with what he promises will be a “major address to the nation” ...

The Democratic former congressman will outline “the path forward” for his presidential campaign “and for the future of the country.” He will then resume traveling the nation as a 2020 White House hopeful, though his advisers have yet to announce where he’ll go.

O’Rourke, who became a political star by nearly unseating Republican Sen. Ted Cruz last year, entered the race for the White House with strong buzz and fundraising but has seen both fade.

“It is on all of us, individually and through the institutions of the press and Congress, to decide what this country will stand for at this defining moment of truth,” O’Rourke wrote in the op-ed.

https://www.apnews.com/6d76c6e0c34e4a21a4fecde109af855a
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samnsara Aug 14 #1
Tiggeroshii Aug 14 #2
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TexasTowelie Aug 14 #5
Tiggeroshii Aug 14 #6
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:00 PM

1. I dont count any one out..I never heard of Bill Clinton before our state caucus..

 

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:02 PM

2. Darn. I was hoping it would be an announcement for Senate

 

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Response to Tiggeroshii (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:06 PM

3. I bet you were hoping that.

 

Too bad, because Beto will be around through Super Tuesday at least.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:08 PM

4. If true, that would be wonderful.

 

He would make a great nominee. But he would also make Texas a near guaranteed pick up for Senate, and his chances of winning that primary seem a tad better than the democratic nomination. If he doesnt though, MJ probably has it under control.


On edit: imagine the coattails he ll get if he were the nominee! That man is a helluva campaigner.
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Response to Tiggeroshii (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:08 PM

5. No, Beto was not guaranteed a victory.

 

Cornyn is considered to be more popular in Texas than Ted Cruz so you are incorrect with your assumption that his chances of winning the Senate seat are better than the Democratic presidential nomination.

Beto knew what he was doing and people need to stop playing armchair quarterback with the suggestion that he should withdraw.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:44 PM

6. Well once he starts polling above 5%, I'll be convinced. Until then, he has neither the public

 

or financial support needed to keep him in the race. The only primary state he is doing well in is Texas, and that does him no good if he loses every other primary before it. If he drops out of the presidential race and decides to run for Senate, he will already be behind another well funded Democratic candidate in MJ Hegar. So quite frankly, it doesn't actually look like he knows what he's doing if his goal is to be elected to any office in 2020.
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Response to Tiggeroshii (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:15 PM

8. Even if Beto is not elected for any office in 2020,

 

he still established greater name recognition if he decides to run for governor in 2022. He also sets himself up to run in any future presidential primaries between now and 2040.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:07 PM

7. THANK YOU

 

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