O’Rourke sat for an interview with Oprah Winfrey that stopped everyone in their tracks.
And O’Rourke left jaws on the ground with this threat to President Trump.
Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke is the candidate many fake news reporters believe has the strongest chance to defeat Donald Trump in 2020.
Even though O’Rourke failed to win his Senate race in 2018, O’Rourke raised an astronomical $70 million dollars and captured the Democrat base’s imagination with carefully staged social media videos that went viral.
And just moments after O’Rourke conceded defeat, reporters began promoting him as a top-tier 2020 candidate.
Fake news journalists compared him to Robert F. Kennedy and believed he could run a campaign of generational change against Trump that would result in the Democrats sweeping Trump from office.
But since the 2018 midterms, O’Rourke has made several missteps.
O’Rourke posted a disgusting video to his Instagram account of his dentist cleaning his teeth.
Then he began writing bizarre and rambling online diaries to chronicle a road trip to Kansas.
This struck many Americans as strange behavior not befitting to a potential President.
And O’Rourke may have sensed his moment slipping away as Kamala Harris jumped into the Democrat Presidential race and stole all of his glowing press coverage.
So O’Rourke appeared in New York City to be interviewed by none other than Oprah Winfrey.
During the course of the interview, O’Rourke did everything but officially announce he was running.
But O’Rourke left the clear impression that he was going to throw his hat into the ring.
“That’s a big question for us to think through,” O’Rourke said in response to Winfrey’s question about him running for President. “I’ve got to tell you. You can tell. I’m so excited at the prospect of being able to play that role.”
O’Rourke continued, “Can I be part of bringing people together in a deeply divided country around things we agree are common — can we have a common conception on what it is to be American?” he asked at another point. “I think about our politics, the way that we run campaigns, the way that we connect with each other. . . . If I can play some role in helping the country to do that, by God I’m going to do it.”
Winfrey asked him when he would make his decision.
“Really soon,” O’Rourke fired back. “Before the end of this month.”
This was music to Democrats ears.
But can O’Rourke actually win the Democrat nomination?
He is a straight white male in a party that increasingly values identity and gender politics above all else.
O’Rourke does not belong to any of the classes of individuals whom Democrats perceive to be victims of America’s inherit racism, sexism and homophobia.
O’Rourke may be a hot name right now.
But once he is in the field, he will have to fend off the attacks about how his Presidential campaign is an exercise in “white privilege.”
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.