A Democratic presidential candidate just issued a ‘quitting’ notice. His 2020 campaign is going down in flames after a successful start.
Responding to calls that he should drop out of the White House contest and run for Senate in Texas again, former Congressman Beto O’Rourke tried to make his case for remaining in the crowded Democratic primary. He was less than convincing.
“I’ve got to tell you, there’s some part of me and it’s a big part of me, that wants to stay here and be with my family and be with my community,” O’Rourke said. “There have even been some who’ve suggested that I stay in Texas and run for Senate.”
He continued: “That would not be good enough for this country. We must take the fight directly to the source of this problem. That person who has caused this pain and placed this country in this moment of peril and that is Donald Trump.”
O’Rourke can spout hysterical rhetoric about President Trump until he’s blue in the face, but his grandstanding isn’t going to help him. He’s polling at around 1% and has simply lost the attention of most Democratic voters.
Whether he quits the race now or later is irrelevant — he will be gone soon after primary voting starts. O’Rourke is a prideful man with a messiah complex. He can’t beat Trump, and neither can any of the Democrats running.
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