Perhaps the most fascinating character to date within the long and growing list of wanna-be presidential candidates among the Democratic Party is a lanky 46-year old nicknamed “BETO.”
Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke seems like a mismatch for the Lone Star State (which perhaps tells you more about me and my expectations concerning Texans than anything else). In fact, he seems perhaps more suited for the likes of Boston than El Paso.
Moreover like Obama, Beto’s youthful indiscretions have all been well documented — from his burglary arrest in 1995, to his DUI conviction in 1998.
However, the pliable Democratic contender is still apologizing for his actions at the tender age of 46. Just recently after announcing his bid for the White House “Beto” publicly apologized to his wife over a joke he made about their relationship.
“I just got a call from my wife, Amy, who is back in El Paso, Texas, where she is raising, sometimes with my help, Ulysses who is 12, Molly who is 10, and their little brother Henry who is eight years old.”
Yes. He apologized for that, the words, “sometimes with my help.”
Now just imagine for a moment if “Beto” was sitting in the Oval Office apologizing to our adversaries for an issue that actually required an opposite response.
Judgment is one of those allusive God-given talents you either have, or you don’t, and by the looks of things “Beto” falls short. Which brings me to my second point, “is O’Rourke running for the presidency simply a scam and an ego trip or is he the real thing?”
In that O’Rourke is an extremely clever guy using the same tactics we’ve come to expect on those reality shows featured on the History Channel, appearing spontaneous, however actually saying nothing regarding his actual policies, or how he would govern as President (God forbid).
This brings us back to his performance regarding the “joke” he told which actually took up additional air-time cleverly distracting from the serious topics of the day.
“Not only will I not say that again, but I’ll be more thoughtful going forward in the way that I talk about our marriage, and also the way in which I acknowledge the truth of the criticism that I have enjoyed white privilege.”
You really can’t make this stuff up; this is where characters like “BETO” have sunk too, apologizing for being born “white,” reminiscent of former President Obama, apologizing for America’s greatness.
However “BETO” wasn’t quite thru yet, aside from condemning an entire race and playful banter between a husband and wife, the conflicted adult/adolescent took a swipe at capitalism, sort of, maybe, kind of.
“I think the only way to meet some of these historic challenges, is to be able to use this engine of capitalism. It won’t be government intervention or policy alone that makes it possible, now having said that, it is clearly an imperfect, unfair, unjust, and racist capitalist economy.”
O’Rourke if nothing else, is quite amusing and entertaining, with those long arms flailing away, jumping on tables, apologizing for almost every action within his 46-years on earth, and raising a ton of money, which leads me to believe that he is indeed “the real thing” when it comes to cleverly scamming money out of his supporters.