Monday, November 19, 2018


"Sparked by his narrow defeat in a Texas Senate race, Beto O’Rourke is scrambling the 2020 presidential primary field, freezing Democratic donors and potential campaign staffers in place as they await word of his plans."
Mikal Watts, a San Antonio-based lawyer and major Democratic money bundler, said several donors and political operatives in Iowa, after hearing from other potential candidates in recent days, have called to ask whether O’Rourke is running, a sign of his impact in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.
“They’re not wanting to sign on to other presidential campaigns until they know whether Beto is going,” Watts said. “And if Beto is running, what good progressive Democrat wouldn’t want to work for Beto O’Rourke?”
He said, “I can tell you that there has not been this kind of level of electric excitement about a candidate since” Barack Obama ran in 2008."


Anonymous said...

I think he's being overrated. He ran a good campaign but wasn't successful. He hasn't proved he can win. There are plenty of other Dems that have the experience to win.

Its like wanting to - Oliveira, Lucio, Vela have a better shot.

BobbyWC said...

I do not think you understand Beto. He lost but his name turned Texas major blue. 59 Republican judges out of work in the Houston area- everyone lost.

If the big money and strategists are telling him to run, I will go with the experience people [who I concede can be very very wrong - Hillary comes to mind]. But Beto is not running as entitled, if he runs he will continue his message of the voice of the people.

This is what primaries are for - you weed out the losers - well you can hope.

I remember George W. Bush mocking the Dems with "where or where is my opponent?" The Bill CLinton came out of nowhere. Obama came out of nowhere.

Beto was close enough along with the changing of the state to be purple instead of solid read, that he won for the Dems. He also puts Texas in play to spent a lot of money here that the Republicans want to spend in the Rust Belt. Also if Castro runs against Cornyn, the Republicans will have to spend a lot of money in Texas. Texas will be in play.

But thanks for the comment. Reasonable comments even if they differ from mine make people think and extends the discussion

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

I supported Beto, but I think he has to win Texas gov. BEFORE he can run for our Country president.
I really believed his message of hope but, call it what you want, the man DIDN'T WIN. Until he does, he should climb the stairs one by one and not stumble again.