Beto O’Rourke has lost three races in four years. Is his political career over? Hell Yes!
The Texas Tribune–He has been the Texas Democratic Party’s great hope. But after failed runs for senator, president and governor, observers wonder if he has a political future.
“With each new race he loses it becomes more difficult to convince voters and persuade them that he can still win the next race,” said Sharon Navarro, a political scientist at the University of Texas at San Antonio. “That’s a very difficult barrier to overcome for a third-time loser.”
“This is three statewide failed races,” said Corbin Casteel, a Republican consultant. “He’s a perennial candidate. He hasn’t shown any ability to win outside his hometown and his ideas are just way too radical for Texas and he keeps getting rejected left and right.”
THREE STRIKES: Once highly touted Beto O’Rourke loses third election in a row
FoxNews–The third time was not the charm for Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke on Tuesday as voters in the state got a front-row seat to see his latest attempt at higher office come crashing down.
O’Rourke, a former congressman, fell short in his race to unseat incumbent Republican Gov. Greg Abbott the Fox News Decision Desk projected, marking his third loss in four years after running for U.S. Senate in Texas in 2018 and president in 2020.
Although O’Rourke was highly touted by Democrats in each of his campaigns, he consistently failed to gain traction with voters following his 2018 run for Senate, and ultimately he became parody-worthy for “Saturday Night Live” over his perennial, lackluster runs for office.
O’Rourke announces bid to take on Greg Abbott in 2022 Texas gubernatorial race
CNN–Beto O’Rourke, the former congressman and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, on Monday launched his campaign to unseat Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in 2022.
“I’m running for governor,” he tweeted alongside a video announcement. “Together, we can push past the small and divisive politics that we see in Texas today — and get back to the big, bold vision that used to define Texas. A Texas big enough for all of us.”
In launching a campaign that many Democrats in Texas had identified as the party’s only chance of denying Abbott a third term, O’Rourke — an El Paso native and former punk rocker who launched an internet services company and served on the city council before being elected to Congress in 2011 — is making his third run for office in four years.
Beto O’Rourke: ‘Hell yes, we are going to take your AR-15’…Not gonna happen, Beto. Not now, not ever.
Beto O’Rourke Quits 2020 Race
“Though it is difficult to accept, it is clear to me now that this campaign does not have the means to move forward successfully. My service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee,” O’Rourke said in a statement posted to Medium. “Acknowledging this now is in the best interests of those in the campaign; it is in the best interests of this party as we seek to unify around a nominee; and it is in the best interests of the country.”
Queen – “Another One Bites The Dust”
Beto should take a refresher course in Old West History before he rolls his “Dingleberry” Ad Campaign out nationally. Confusing Huckleberry with Dingleberry is a such monumental “Dogberryism” that it guarantees the twitterverse will wipe his ass with a ratio.
I’m Your Huckleberry History / Curious To Know
Is This “Sharpie-gate II”