“If there’s an elevator pitch for O’Rourke’s presidential candidacy, that’s more or less it: “I came this close to turning Texas blue. Imagine what I could do nationally.”
True, but once again if the dems were playing strategically, they would wake up and realize that the Presidency is not everything. One of the biggest tasks to hand that few are talking about in mainstream is to win back the Senate.
”Beto O’Rourke lost the Texas Senate race in November. Four months later he’s running for president — and early polling shows there’s a not insignificant percentage of people who seem to be on board — or at the very least know who he is.”
Personally, much as I like him, he isn’t going to win the Democratic nomination … much less the Presidential race. Which means that we are wasting an excellent member of The Senate. Imagine instead of
”I lost to Ted Cruz - but only just, so I can win the Presidency.”
”I lost to Ted Cruz - but only just, so I can win the Senate race in 2020 against John Cornyn.”
… and then imagine how that contributes to a Senate take over in 2020. Imagine if a Dem wins the Presidency - but McConnell and the Rethuglicans hang on to the Senate? Remember how that worked out for Obama?