It’s official: former Texas Rep. Robert “Beto” Francis O’Rourke is out of the running for president. We’re crying…of laughter.
Remember: Beto was vanilla Obama when he first announced his candidacy — mainly because he was receiving the same messianic treatment from the mainstream media. While he lost his Senate bid against incumbent Ted Cruz, enough pundits thought he was relevant enough to support going into 2020. That quickly fell apart after 20 more people entered the race — all of whom seemed to understand the consequences of being honest about the Democratic Party’s real position on the Second Amendment.
After a lackluster performance in the first primary debate, Beto was relegated to a second-to-third-tier candidate, basing his entire campaign on taking guns away from law-abiding Americans. His “hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15” was a death sentence for his campaign. But, that wasn’t the only thing that buried him. Beto was also uncharacteristically honest about his party’s stance on churches, borders, and really everything else.
Beto’s falling out is a warning to the rest of the remaining Democratic field: don’t tell the American people how you actually feel about anything, because they’ll probably hate it.