It has been a rough ride for Beto O’Rourke in the 2020 presidential race, and some are now calling for the Texan to drop out of the contest completely.
O’Rourke was first introduced to the nation as a challenger to Ted Cruz in the 2018 midterms, and quickly gained a reputation of sorts. His attempts as going viral by skateboarding in a Whataburger parking lot were exposed for what it was, a stunt, and soon O’Rourke found himself congratulating Cruz on the elder statesman’s victory.
We as a nation then revived a reintroduction of sorts to Beto-mania via a Vanity Fair article in which the young politician announced his presidential campaign in no uncertain terms. O’Rourke intimated that he felt “destined” and “born for” this sort of thing – an off-putting admission for a great many democrats.
Since that time, Beto has worked relentlessly to ground himself, allowing curse words to pepper his campaign and just recently releasing a video of himself changing a tire to prove that he’s just one of us, man.
Despite all of this, O’Rourke is still polling in the low single digits, prompting a very real discussion about whether or not he should continue to move forward with his dreams of sitting in the Oval Office.
Actress Sharon Stone praised former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D) on Tuesday, telling him that he has a “huge future” in politics and urging him to “help” the country by running for a U.S. Senate seat — while he’s currently polling at 1 percent in the Democrat Party’s presidential primary race.
“@BetoORourke you have a huge future in politics, please run for Senate and win! We need you so much! Help your country! Thank you!” the Basic Instinct actress said Tuesday.
Stone wasn’t the only one pushing Beto to bail, either.
Stone’s plea follows the Houston Chronicle’s editorial board calling on O’Rourke to drop out of the presidential race and challenge Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) instead.
“Would you beat John Cornyn, who is seeking his fourth term? It wouldn’t be easy. You’d have to fight for it, and do better than you did against Cruz. But a lot has changed since 2018 — you had a lot to do with that — and Trump is no longer rock-solid in Texas. Neither are the Republicans who support him.”
“Come home. Drop out of the race for president and come back to Texas to run for senator,” the editorial board closed. “The chances of winning the race you’re in now are vanishingly small. And Texas needs you.”
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