This is one strange dude, even if he can raise a ton of money — which, in itself, must say something about the Millennial generation.
When Robert Francis O’Rourke, aka “Beto,” lost his upstart bid to defeat incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in November, his response was to eat dirt.
In addition to eating Sen. Cruz’s dirt, O’Rourke said he ate a little New Mexico soil hoping to capture its regenerative powers, according to an exhausting 3,000-word Washington Post profile.
And being a family man, O’Rourke saved some for the wife and kids back home in Texas.
“In January, Beto hit the road, much as his father had done before him, and drew energy from the people he met, and — on one stop in New Mexico he didn’t write about in his blog — by eating New Mexican dirt said to have regenerative powers,” the profile reads.
“He brought some home for the family to eat, too.”
O’Rourke, who is frequently referred to in the media as “Beto,” entered the 2020 Democratic presidential primary last week, and after raising $80 million to take on Cruz, pulled in a Democrat record $6.1 million in online donations his first 24 hours, Fox News reported.
The 46-year-old candidate joined a growing number of Democrat candidates who want to abolish the Electoral College.
After President Trump trounced Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, gaining 304 Electoral College votes to her 227, Democrats are still distraught because Clinton had more popular votes, they want to make sure this doesn’t happen again by changing the rules.
In a campaign of deceit and misinformation, Democrats undermine the wisdom of the Founding Fathers, who saw the Electoral College as the means to protect small states by putting them on equal footing with the larger states.
Democrat Beto O’Rourke: “there’s a lot of wisdom” in abolishing the electoral college pic.twitter.com/T0LtAXXgyA
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 20, 2019
“I think there’s a lot to that,” O’Rourke said of ending that process. “Because you had an election in 2016 where the loser got 3 million more votes than the victor.”
“If we really want everyone to vote, to give them every reason to vote, we have to make sure their votes count and go to the candidate of their choosing. So I think there’s a lot of wisdom in that.”
The claim that every vote matters echoes a deceptive talking point heard from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, another candidate for president.
But will every vote count when California, a solidly blue state, has more residents than the bottom 20 states in the country combined — the majority of which are red states — and essentially offsets the votes of nearly half the country.
Of course, President Trump vowed abolishing the Electoral College will not happen on his watch, which he confidentially predicted will be for the next six years.
O’Rourke found himself immediately immersed in controversy last week, when it was learned that not only did he write a bizarre poem calling on a “sacred” cow to provide for him milk and to “buff” and “scrub my balls,” but he also fantasized about killing children by running them over in a car.
If there is an overriding theme to O’Rourke’s campaign one week in, it’s that he is trying a little too hard.
Here’s a quick sampling to that effect from Twitter:
Beto is in the "Trying Too Hard" lane.
No way he wins that lane over Kamala Harris.
— RBe (@RBPundit) March 14, 2019
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