Previous donors, supporters throw cold water on ‘Beto-mania’: Right for Texas? Absolutely. The nation? No.

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Early Thursday morning, failed Texas senatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke announced his candidacy for president. Despite unabashed approval from the gushing media, much of the country laughed, jeered and/or shrugged with indifference. Can you blame them? Not if you’ve reviewed the facts.

Watch his announcement below:

First, O’Rourke is a loser who was defeated in the midterm elections last year by Sen. Ted Cruz. This matters because Cruz was himself a loser who got trounced in the 2016 GOP presidential primaries, earning a paltry 7.8 million votes versus President Donald Trump’s 14 million.

Second, even his former donors appear to be losing interest in him.

O’Rourke raised the hopes of many liberals for raising a whopping $80 million in donations in an attempt to make a significant blue mark in a red state. But, that was Texas, not the nation — a point some previous donors noted in wavering support.

“I wouldn’t automatically line up behind him,” Allan Chrisman, a Duke University emeritus professor who donated to O’Rourke’s 2018 campaign, said to The Washington Times.  “My decision to contribute to his campaign was related to that specific situation he was running in.”

Kerri Evelyn Harris, a liberal U.S. Senate candidate from Delaware echoed the sentiment to The Times.

“Did he give them hell in Texas? Absolutely,“ Harris said. “Was he the right person in Texas? Absolutely. But the right person for the nation? Absolutely not.”

At the time the then-House representative had been running against a man whom many — even some within the Republican Party — don’t care for too much because of his allegedly unlikable personality.

This time he’s running against the likes of Sen. Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, not to mention Reps. Julian Castro and Tulsi Gabbard.

Another former donor who spoke with the Times complained about O’Rourke’s lack of experience and his lack of knowledge regarding the most basic issues.

“The door is open to Beto, but my biggest thing about him would be his lack of experience,” the donor, an Iowa woman, reportedly said. “What he needs to do is some preparation and educating and informing himself on issues to show that he is ready to take his place.”

The Texas loser is so uninformed (or misinformed?) that he’d support tearing down the fences and walls that currently line the southern U.S. border. Never mind the border crisis.


Third, O’Rourke is a white man, and recent trends suggest Democrats essentially hate white men. Speaking a couple months back about potential 2020 Democrat primary candidates, CNN political analyst Harry Enten opined that he wasn’t “sure it’s time to nominate a white man.”

“Another white male,” he lamented in regard to Sen. Sherrod Brown. “I’m very suspect of that this year going into a Democrat primary, with women doing well and the African African base of the Democrat party. I’m not sure it’s time to nominate a white man.”

Many Democrats feel similarly about O’Rourke:

Fourth, a lot of folks doubt the newfound presidential candidate’s sincerity. Some believe he’s only running for president to rake in lots of donations and draw the attention of Biden.

Why Biden? Because, although he hasn’t announced his candidacy yet, polls show that he stands the highest chance of winning the Democrat nomination and perhaps even beating Trump.

Last but not least, O’Rourke supports Israel, and that’s not a good look for any Democrat presidential party given as the party is teeming with raging anti-Semitism.

The presidential candidate reportedly describes himself as “a proud advocate of Israel.” And two years ago he voted in favor of the Taylor Force Act, a bill that “prohibits certain … economic support assistance that directly benefits the Palestinian Authority (PA) from being made available for the West Bank and Gaza unless the Department of State certifies that the PA, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and any successor or affiliated organizations” meet certain stipulations.

Three strikes, you’re out.


Nice try, though, Beto. Maybe next time?



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