Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been replaced and joins others Democrats Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren in standing on the sidelines…
The guy just LOST his US Senate race …
The Obama and John Kennedy thing is perfect for media editors to push…..
We’ll see if the media/press attention push the young Congressman to overtake Joe Biden in the early 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination polling , which would then throw HUGE pressure on the texan to run….
Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) is inspiring aides and allies of former President Obama, who say they could support him if he decides to run for president in 2020.
The Obama allies are quick to point out similarities between O’Rourke, 46, and the former president, who was 47 when he was elected to the White House.
Both are political upstarts with unusual names who seemingly came out of nowhere and inspired thousands upon thousands of people to be part of a movement.
In many ways, say the Obama supporters, O’Rourke is a 2020 version of their former boss.
“That ability to make people feel invested in his campaign and his story does remind me of Obama ‘08,” said David Litt, who served as a speechwriter in the Obama White House. “You see the crowds and the enthusiasm, the kind of movement that isn’t about me but about us.”
Litt, the author of “Thanks, Obama: My Hopey Changey White House Years,” said O’Rourke, like Obama, is the kind of candidate that inspirers staffers to go the extra mile.
“They wanted to put in an extra shift or make a dozen phone calls on his behalf or talk to their neighbors because they really believe in him,” he said. “And even when he came up short, everyone felt like they had achieved something great. There are very few people who can inspire that kind of sentiment.”
Another former Obama aide said O’Rourke, even after losing his Senate bid, has energized the party like no one since the former president.
“The party hasn’t seen this kind of enthusiasm since Obama,” the aide said. “There isn’t one other potential candidate out there that has people buzzing. And that’s exactly why people supported Obama and why they’ll support Beto.” …..