Society Beto is running for president

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  1. MMAPlaywright

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    Beto O’Rourke is running for president, El Paso TV station reports

    Beto O’Rourke says he will make an announcement Thursday morning that he is running for president, according KTSM-TV in El Paso.

    The station said O’Rourke confirmed via text on Wednesday afternoon that he will seek the Democratic nomination.

    O’Rourke spokesman Chris Evans told the Star-Telegram that he “can not confirm” the El Paso report.

    The report comes after months of speculation about whether O’Rourke will be a candidate the 2020 election.

    Speculation became even more heated this week with O’Rourke’s trip to Iowa, which began today. On Wednesday, supporters were asked to prepare to text or email their own donor networks once he announced the 2020 bid, according to a report from Politico.

    Curious subscribers to O’Rourke’s email listing tried to remove themselves from the listing, but when that happened, they received a message back that said “email is how we keep in touch and share important updates about how you can be part of our campaign to elect Beto for president.”

    Speculation also spread on Monday that O’Rourke may have recruited a top Iowa political consultant onto his campaign team, according to NBC News.
     
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    Fuck that gay cuck lol

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    Crazy how much support the guy has after losing a Senate race
     
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    People say this, but a Democrat making a really strong run at Ted Cruz, in Texas, is a pretty big deal. I don't like Beto as a pres. candidate because he hasn't done enough in government and doesn't strike me as the caliber of person to lead the country, but people respond to him and donors follow that.
     
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    You make good points. He'd prob be better as Biden's VP candidate, eh?
     
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    If we are sending a Texan to be bidens vp, send Julian

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    He had every advantage in the world including money and momentum and still couldn't beat the only Republican that could've lost that seat (Lyin' Ted). Beto is a phony and a loser and he can choke on a bag of dicks for using his stupid "Beto" nickname. With that being said, Texas will be blue some day and when that happens it's gonna be over for the Republicans...
     
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    Beto bet he won’t win.
     
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    Holy fuck, he chooses to call himself 'Beto'?

    I assumed it was a retarded name is parents gave him and he just had to carry it like a disability.

    What a cocksmoker.
     
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    Beto is a hispanic nickname for Roberto. Just more identity politics from the left.
     
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    Just like Heath is a caucasic nickname for Heathen. More identity politics from the right.
     
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    It's actually short for any name with berto, like Roberto, Gilberto, etc. What's weird about it is Beto isn't Latino at all, but just lived in a majority Latino town where his parents decided calling him Beto was cooler than Bob, Robbie or any of the other boring accountant or used car salesman sounding Anglo names.
     
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    Beto's base consists of white people that stress over which podcast they should listen to on their commute to work and white chicks with wrist tattoos
     
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    Ich bin ein Beto
     
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    You should have specified white people that listen to podcasts on their way to work at starbucks.
     
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    Beto is a childhood nickname, like elementary school, so I don't think it's fair to read so much into that.

    Disagree about Cruz being beatable with money and liberal/independent momentum in Texas, that's still a really tall order. Maybe some weakness there though, when you compare Cruz's results to the other senator, Cornyn, who crushed in 2014 and looks really safe for 2020.

    There are a lot of individual congressional districts where Beto could crush, but the political balance in TX is still really bad for statewide races for Democrats, especially for the Senate which is really important to people.

    I think you're right about Texas turning blue one day, but Dems like me are wondering if that's ever going to actually happen because we've been saying it forever.
     
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    I'd rather see him as VP than Pres for sure, but I also don't want him as VP. He's got to show me something that puts him on that level. He's like Tulsi Gabbard, kinda. Maybe she's good but let's see her be a good public servant for a while longer, face some more tests and do more good. I'm skeptical of popular but inexperienced candidates, to put it mildly.
     
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    Tulsi Gabbard LTC in the Army.....

    wrong politics, wrong religion, wrong state......

    ....needs more public service.

    History says barring exceptional circumstances (Iran Hostage crisis, gas shortages in 1980 and Ross Perot, "No new taxes", and Clinton playing the sax on Arsenio in 1992) running against an incumbent president is ice skating uphill.
     
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    I'm an American of Mexican descent so a lily White Irish cuck nerd like Robert Francis O'Rourke using "Beto" which he hasn't always used but pimped it out to holy hell in this last election to get hispanic votes is laughable. Granted Lyin' Ted is guilty somewhat of doing the same thing since his real name is Rafael but nobody likes him anyways.

    If Beto with all the money in the world and the entire media running his campaign couldn't beat Cruz then he's obviously a loser. Cornyn and Abbott are easy winners in Texas and it shows in their vote counts when compared to Lyin' Ted.

    Texas hasn't turned blue yet because the hispanics there aren't as liberal and don't vote as democratic like they do in other states like here in California and in other states like Arizona which is also turning blue and Nevada which basically is blue now. Also in Virginia which is legit solid blue now and even Colorado. This is why I said that once Texas goes blue it's over for Republicans. No other Republican other than Trump could've won MI, WI, and PA in the last election and I doubt that's gonna repeat except for maybe WI.
     
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    Also this...

    A March O’Rourke profile in the Dallas Morning News said the candidate’s father, the late Pat O’Rourke, who was elected El Paso’s county judge, “once explained why he nicknamed his son Beto: Nicknames are common in Mexico and along the border, and if he ever ran for office in El Paso, the odds of being elected in this mostly Mexican-American city were far greater with a name like Beto than Robert Francis O’Rourke. It was also a way,” the story said, “to distinguish him from his maternal grandfather, Robert Williams.”

    Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke
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