Former Texas Congressman and failed U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke is the most popular Democrat in the race for 2020 right now, and nothing could be better for President Donald Trump.
O’Rourke was universally hailed during his failed Senate run against incumbent Ted Cruz in 2018, with many speculating that he would be one to finally break the long run of Republican rule in Texas. While he did run a close campaign, Cruz ultimately defeated him. With the spotlight on his campaign, he promised that he was not running for office in 2020 — which was an obvious lie.
So, with a failed Senate campaign behind him, O’Rourke is convinced that a run against Trump — who also beat Ted Cruz in the nomination battle in 2016 — might be easier. It won’t be, even discounting the fact that incumbent presidents are very hard to beat in re-elections.
O’Rourke’s biggest problem is that he’s doing everything in his power to emulate former President Barack Obama. He’s embracing progressivism, but not too much. He winks and nods at the intersectionality crowd, but not overtly. He also considers AR-15s to be weapons of war, but thinks you should be able to own one. His views are so broad that it’s hard to come up with an argument against them. Without a doubt, this is what he’ll be counting on in 2020 if he secures the Democratic Party’s nomination.
~ Facts Not Memes