With the national media already having declared Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke victorious win or lose, the left-wing Democrat delivered a defiant concession speech after getting soundly beaten by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas — and in the process showed that perhaps he wasn’t quite ready for prime-time.
Standing before a roomful of disappointed supporters and being broadcast live on MSNBC, the defeated Democrat dropped a huge F-bomb for all the world to hear.
“I want to thank this amazing campaign of people. Not a dime from a single PAC, all people, all the time, in every single part of Texas. All of you showing the country how you do this. I’m so f*cking proud of you guys!” O’Rourke said.
The crowd responded like adolescent girls respond when they see a heartthrob teen celebrity for the first time.
Democrats had their hearts set on O’Rourke defeating Cruz, with the outside hope of taking control of the Senate, but neither goal was to be.
Embraced by Hollywood liberals and other entertainment celebrities, the 46-year-old fourth-generation Irish American was immediately propped up as a candidate to run against President Donald Trump in 2020 — because Democrats apparently like backing losers. Like Hillary Clinton.
“Beto lost? That’s ok,” actress Alyssa Milano tweeted. “Now he can run for President.”
She followed that up by tweeted the hashtag, #Beto2020.
Beto lost? That’s ok. Now he can run for President.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 7, 2018
But then, why back one loser when you can back two?
Actress Busy Philipps floated a “Beto/Gillum 2020” ticket, including another liberal media darling, Andrew Gillum, who lost to Republican Ron DeSantis in the Florida governor’s race.
— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) November 7, 2018
MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews was certainly feeling the thrill down his leg, dropping the possibility of O’Rourke running for president in 2020 within minutes of him losing to Cruz.
“I was talking to a kingmaker in the Democratic Party today who was talking about the future of Beto should he win the election today,” Matthews said. “And he couldn’t run for president right away. But now he is available to run. Is it outside the realm of possibility Beto O’Rourke coming off this near miss will run for president?”
Hollywood moonbats like actress Olivia Wilde eagerly jumped on the trend, as did other liberals:
Beto 2020. Let’s do this.
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) November 7, 2018
Beto might have lost Texas but his loss has paved the way for him to run for President. #Beto2020
— Paola Mendoza (@paolamendoza) November 7, 2018
Looks like Dems will take the house! Do not let all of the other noise tonight deflate you. We finally have a check on the President. Tonight is a win for democracy. Oh and…#Beto2020
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 7, 2018
What Beto O'Rourke did in Texas was absolutely amazing and—while I'm certainly not announcing support for any candidate—I do believe, fervently, Beto should run for President of the United States in 2020.
100% serious. If he can get 48% in Texas, anything is possible nationally.
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) November 7, 2018
Ted Cruz defeats @BetoORourke, but here’s an idea:
— 🏝Kim (@kim) November 7, 2018
BETO O’ROURKE 2020, KEEP THAT SAME ENERGY TWITTER
— RyansAverageLife (@RyanAbe) November 7, 2018
— Jules Suzdaltsev (@jules_su) November 7, 2018
— Billy Baldwin (@BillyBaldwin) November 7, 2018
I didn’t get to vote for Beto in 2018…
But I have a feeling I will in 2020.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) November 7, 2018
On the other hand, of course…
Politics 4 dummies:
Republicans picked up seats in senate because they united over Brett Kavanaugh.
Dems put all of their money, media, and star power behind Beto, Abrams, and Gillum and lost all 3.
There is no doubt that Trump will win 2020 by a landslide.
Dems are toast.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) November 7, 2018
Beto 2020…. yeah that’s the ticket! Lol https://t.co/37YOmXe8w6
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) November 7, 2018
Re Beto 2020 chatter:
Only one House member in US history has run for Senate, gained national fame, lost the race—and then two years later won the White House. His name was Abraham Lincoln.
— Robinson Meyer (@yayitsrob) November 7, 2018
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