Beto Is a Hit and (Chances Are He'll) Run
Election 2020 is uncharted territory. Nobody in politics has ever known anything, but after 2016, we all know they don't know anything. We all know there are no rules. These clowns are just making it up as they go along, hoping that enough people will believe their lies over the other
tribe's party's lies. That's always been the case, but never before have so many people been so wrong about what Americans want. In 2016 they tried to sell New Coke all over again, and two years later they're still confused and angry that America didn't just shut up and choke it down.*
So if the Democrats decide to nominate a guy who has only two notable accomplishments under his belt -- getting away with fleeing the scene of a drunk-driving accident, and getting away with transforming himself from a white dude into a Latino -- it wouldn't surprise me. I'm not sure anything can surprise me anymore.**
That seems to be how the Dems are leaning. Alex Seitz-Wald, NBC News:
An early straw poll of members of the progressive group MoveOn.org shows a wide-open competition for liberal voters in the 2020 Democratic presidential contest, with Rep. Beto O'Rourke narrowly beating out former Vice President Joe Biden...
The most popular potential candidate was O’Rourke, D-Texas, who was selected by 15.6 percent of respondents, followed by Biden at 14.9 percent, and then Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., with 13.1 percent.
An elderly plagiarist and an elderly communist, narrowly beaten out by a relatively youthful blank slate upon which libs can project all their hopes and dreams. That might be why some have described Beto as "the white Obama." Which is an insult. To Obama.
Kamala Harris only got 10 percent, by the way. Which just goes to show that Democrats are both sexist and racist. I will continue to root for her, though. It would be amazing to watch her become the first black woman to be rejected as president of the United States. And Elizabeth Warren only got 6.4 percent, which is just more evidence of the Dems' prejudice against Native Americans.
But can Kamala or Fauxcahontas do this?
By the way, O'Rourke says he didn't flee the scene of that 1998 drunk-driving accident, a claim that PolitiFact rated "Mostly False." That's a devastating ruling, considering it's PolitiFact and he's a Democrat. Their whole job is to twist the truth to benefit his political party, and that's the best they could do.
But Dems love a Kennedy. Beto might not have the pedigree, but he has the requisite driving skills. And he doesn't look like a drooling Conan O'Brien.
He doesn't even have to worry about competition from the Dems' "brightest" star, because she isn't eligible to run until she turns 35:
The biggest star in Democratic Party politics is constitutionally ineligible to run for president. https://t.co/6n2jejPV5c
— Vox (@voxdotcom) December 12, 2018
That's from Vox.com, which has done some important work in the "Dems lost, so here's why the rules need to change" genre of journalism. Well, the Notorious AOC's ignorance of the Constitution hasn't stopped her so far, so why should it stop her from running in 2020?
Whoever ends up winning the nomination will have my condolences. Not only will they never get the vote of even a cuck RINO traitor like me, but they'll have to put up with getting bashed by Trump for months and then getting stomped anyway. I hope it's worth all the effort and heartache, just to publish a best-selling book about losing.
*I was wrong in 2016 too, but at least I'm trying to figure it out without blaming voters for behaving in ways I didn't expect. It's not their fault they didn't buy New Coke.
**Mmmmmmmaybe I'd be surprised if Hillary ran again? But maybe not, given her insatiable hunger for power and her desperate need to be liked, despite giving us absolutely no reason to like her. She thinks she deserves the Oval Office, and that sort of delusion is immune to everything but death. I wish her a long life of continual disappointment.