There are some politicians that never seem to go away. Even after they lose major political battles, they feel as though they have power.
Beto O’Rourke failed in the presidential primaries. Not enough people would back him, and much of that is because he threatened to come for everyone’s guns.
A former House Representative, Beto is an ultra-liberal. He believes in the importance of unions. He believes that Americans shouldn’t be gun owners. And, he believes that the electoral college should be abolished.
These are big problems. Especially for Republicans, these are really big problems.
Yet, Beto O’Rourke wants to prove that he is what Texas needs. He’s been contemplating a run for governor. He’s been vocal about where he believes that Governor Greg Abbott has failed.
With Texas being the red state that it is, Beto O’Rourke would have an uphill battle to prove to Texans that he’s worthy of being the governor. After all, he couldn’t prove to the U.S. that he had what it took to be the Democratic candidate for president. His ideas didn’t even sit well with his fellow Democrats. What makes him think that a state full of Republicans will vote him in?
Beto O’Rourke can’t seem to take a hint. No one wants him to serve in office – state or national.
In 2018, he failed to impress Texans when he ran against Ted Cruz for the Senate.
Months later, he ran in the presidential primaries. Eventually, he suspended his campaign when he realized he was continuing to drop in the polls.
Somehow, though, Beto thinks that he can still win the hearts of enough people to hold public office again.
What’s he been doing since dropping out of the presidential primaries? Well, he launched a political action committee to help Democrats in Texas become louder for the 2020 election. And, he’s been teaching virtual classes at a few universities in Texas.
Beto is hardly proving himself worthy of the title of governor.
Beto is quick to criticize, though. He’s complained that Texas legislators are slow to pass policing reforms. He’s also blamed the failure of the energy systems during the winter storm on the Texas government’s “failure to modernize.”
Right now, most people in Texas would agree that Greg Abbott is doing a fine job. He’s opened the state back up, the economy is recovering, and COVID numbers are continuing to drop. When comparing him to many other governors across the U.S., Texans would rather have Abbott.
The problem with Beto is that he hasn’t proven that he can do anything. He only proves that he fails to win public offices.
He’s down in El Paso where he can see the border crisis for the nightmare that it is. What are his thoughts? Where is his desire to roll-up his sleeves and help his liberal friends? Right, he’s not doing anything – just like his buddy Kamala Harris.
There’s still a lot of time between now and the gubernatorial race, so Beto O’Rourke can decide if he really wants to embarrass himself with another failed race.
He also has to realize that he’s going to be up against some big competition. He wouldn’t just be competing against Abbott. There’s a lot of talk that Matthew McConnaughy is also considering throwing his cowboy hat into the ring.
2022 will mark new challenges for Texas Democrats everywhere. They’ll have to figure out how to take the Republican-controlled state legislature and the Republican governor. The likelihood of turning the state to blue is unlikely – especially with someone like Beto threatening to take away everyone’s guns.
Beto may want to check the latest statistics. Thanks to crime running rampant in liberal cities around the country, there are more gun owners than ever – both Republican and Democrat.
Beto can run, but he won’t win. Maybe, then, he’ll realize that public office just isn’t in his future.