FILE – In this June 22, 2018, file photo, Beto O’Rourke speaks during the general session at the Texas Democratic Convention in Fort Worth, Texas. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and the ex-punk rocker turned Democratic congressman trying to upset him, O’Rourke, don’t agree on much. But both introduced bills prohibiting U.S. authorities from separating children from parents charged with crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally prior to President Donald Trump’s executive order last week doing much the same thing(AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez, File)
Beto O’Rourke, the U.S. Senate candidate who failed to unseat Senate Ted Cruz, has decided that he’s gotten enough media profiles to officially announce a bid for President of the United States.
Initial reports began trickling out after the young and hip Texas Democrat texted a TV station to let them know.
Beto O'Rourke texts El Paso TV station KTSM that he’s in for 2020 run: “I'm really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents It's a big part of why I'm running. This city is the best example of this country at its best." https://t.co/RPRCzwzCb8
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 14, 2019
O’Rourke joins a wide Democratic field of mostly people who have actually won U.S. Senate races, including Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and probably Joe Biden.
The struggle will, of course, be actually competing in a field against people who have actually won major campaigns and also didn’t just rise to stardom in the last couple of years. Beto’s path to success is there, but it will be a challenge. While there have been several cult-like profiles written by media outlets of Beto’s rise to stardom, there are also several that have been or will be published about Stacey Abrams, the lady who also failed to win a statewide race in the last election cycle and yet is also entertaining a bid for president.
The Democratic field is getting crowded, and it’s filled with people who believe the same things Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez believes, but choose to keep those beliefs on the inside where they don’t benefit President Donald Trump.