Beto O’Rourke Might Run for Texas Governor

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You may remember Beto O’Rourke from his failed 2020 Presidential campaign. Or you may not remember him at all.

But he’s determined to get more attention somehow. A former member of the El Paso city council and member of the House of Representatives, O’Rourke also unsuccessfully ran for Senate.

Now he’s teasing a run for governor of Texas next year.

O’Rourke is about as blue as you can get: pro-abortion, pro-tax, anti-God, anti-gun and basically the opposite of what most Texans are.

What is he thinking?

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Rewarding Failure

After getting his behind served to him running against Ted Cruz for Senate in 2018, O’Rourke apparently didn’t have enough.

He did come fairly close to winning after the entire Democratic machine hyped him and started promoting his candidacy, however, so O’Rourke seems to be sensing that victory could be ahead.

In his years in Congress before his Senate run, O’Rourke did basically nothing. In his campaign for President he just copied some of what other candidates said and made a few even more bizarre far-left comments on abortion and other matters that even raised eyebrows in the Democratic party.

His run for President would have been better as a strategy to sell t-shirts or start a skateboarding company than actually trying to win.

Then again you can’t really blame O’Rourke for giving a run at President a try, considering fellow massive failure candidate Kamala Harris is now Vice-President. Both of them didn’t even do well enough to take part in the Iowa caucuses, but as is obvious the Democratic party often rewards failure and stupidity with high positions (if you’re the right color and gender).

Unfortunately, as a white male O’Rourke faces an uphill challenge to gain the party’s attention. But he’s hoping that by spouting off as much far-left progressive insanity as possible he’ll eventually get somewhere.

Texas Under Governor Greg Abbott

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has done quite well in office and been very popular. With O’Rourke talking about running and not ruling it out, one has to ask if there is any end to his quest for attention and the spotlight.

As Abbott has noted, O’Rourke’s radical left policies aren’t going to sell well in Texas. Other than Austin and a few blue pockets in the state, the attention-seeking pretty boy is going to fail hard again.

Even Latino Texans and immigrants are likely to reject his anti-family, anti-religious beliefs which are also offensive to their Catholic faith and traditions.

Texas Democrats haven’t won any state position in almost three decades since the mid-1990s. Is O’Rourke really going to be the one to turn that around?

“Heck yes, he’s for open borders. Heck yes, he’s for killing the energy sector and fossil fuels in the state of Texas. I don’t think that’s gonna sell real well,” Abbott has noted.

O’Rourke meanwhile blames Abbott for the state’s COVID deaths saying “the fact that 36,000 Texans have died from Covid. [You] have undermined public health and local leadership at every turn, and now too many of our family, friends and neighbors are dead because of it.”

If there is a challenge from O’Rourke look for more crazy dramatic rhetoric like this accusing conservatives of killing people and blaming them for everything that happens. Abbott has major money in his campaign reserves and wide support, however, so it’s unlikely O’Rourke could really win.

But stranger things have happened. And with fellow failure Kamala Harris in the second highest office in the land despite her embarrassing 2020 defeat you can’t really blame O’Rourke for dreaming.