Beto O'Rourke

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  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 10,486
    unsung said:
    my2hands said:
    People thought air drumming was going to win a senate seat in Texas? Lol
    But his loss is good because now he can run for President!!!

    :loony
    That's literally one of the first things mentioned on MSNBC.  I must be getting old, cause to me that seemed ridiculous.  To be fair, I thought Obama was running to early in his career as well...I was wrong on that one.
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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 19,655
    unsung said:
    my2hands said:
    People thought air drumming was going to win a senate seat in Texas? Lol
    But his loss is good because now he can run for President!!!

    :loony
    That's literally one of the first things mentioned on MSNBC.  I must be getting old, cause to me that seemed ridiculous.  To be fair, I thought Obama was running to early in his career as well...I was wrong on that one.
    Why is it looney ? There’s a lot of good candidates to rise up for 2020 is there an unwritten rule that if you loose a senate election you are automatically disqualified from running for POTUS ? 
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  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 10,486
    unsung said:
    my2hands said:
    People thought air drumming was going to win a senate seat in Texas? Lol
    But his loss is good because now he can run for President!!!

    :loony
    That's literally one of the first things mentioned on MSNBC.  I must be getting old, cause to me that seemed ridiculous.  To be fair, I thought Obama was running to early in his career as well...I was wrong on that one.
    Why is it looney ? There’s a lot of good candidates to rise up for 2020 is there an unwritten rule that if you loose a senate election you are automatically disqualified from running for POTUS ? 
    No rule, but generally if you can;t carry your home state in an election, you aren't a good candidate.  And who here thinks Beto takes Texas in the election?  You think losing your own states senate election sets you up for success to win the presidency?  I don;t see it.
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  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 15,789
    Yeah, no thanks
  • SmellymanSmellyman AsiaPosts: 3,422
    A dem almost winning Texas says a lot.  Sane voters will like him that much more in the rest of the country.
  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 10,486
    Smellyman said:
    A dem almost winning Texas says a lot.  Sane voters will like him that much more in the rest of the country.
    As I said, I was wrong with Obama.  And I'm voting for almost anyone who runs against trump.  But, to me, this would be an awful choice by the dems.  Of course, there is 2 years to go.  
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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 19,655
    unsung said:
    my2hands said:
    People thought air drumming was going to win a senate seat in Texas? Lol
    But his loss is good because now he can run for President!!!

    :loony
    That's literally one of the first things mentioned on MSNBC.  I must be getting old, cause to me that seemed ridiculous.  To be fair, I thought Obama was running to early in his career as well...I was wrong on that one.
    Why is it looney ? There’s a lot of good candidates to rise up for 2020 is there an unwritten rule that if you loose a senate election you are automatically disqualified from running for POTUS ? 
    No rule, but generally if you can;t carry your home state in an election, you aren't a good candidate.  And who here thinks Beto takes Texas in the election?  You think losing your own states senate election sets you up for success to win the presidency?  I don;t see it.
    6 years ago for Democrat to come this close in Texas doesn’t spell change I’m not sure what does , I don’t agree 
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  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 10,486
    unsung said:
    my2hands said:
    People thought air drumming was going to win a senate seat in Texas? Lol
    But his loss is good because now he can run for President!!!

    :loony
    That's literally one of the first things mentioned on MSNBC.  I must be getting old, cause to me that seemed ridiculous.  To be fair, I thought Obama was running to early in his career as well...I was wrong on that one.
    Why is it looney ? There’s a lot of good candidates to rise up for 2020 is there an unwritten rule that if you loose a senate election you are automatically disqualified from running for POTUS ? 
    No rule, but generally if you can;t carry your home state in an election, you aren't a good candidate.  And who here thinks Beto takes Texas in the election?  You think losing your own states senate election sets you up for success to win the presidency?  I don;t see it.
    6 years ago for Democrat to come this close in Texas doesn’t spell change I’m not sure what does , I don’t agree 
    Perhaps.  But coming close in a state gets you exactly 0 electoral votes from that state.
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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 19,655
    So what makes Beto an awful choice to run for President or Gillum for that matter? 
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  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 10,486
    So what makes Beto an awful choice to run for President or Gillum for that matter? 
    I just told you.  They won;t even win their states electoral votes.  And I never said awful candidate...I said awful choice by the dems and I thought it was ridiculous to start the Beto for president crap the minute he lost an election.  I want the Dems to run someone that will win.  Obviously there is at least 6-12 months for someone to step up and show they can compete.  

    What makes him a good choice to run?
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  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 15,789
    So what makes Beto an awful choice to run for President or Gillum for that matter? 
    What has he done besides play air drums?
  • PJPOWERPJPOWER In Yo FacePosts: 4,307
    So what makes Beto an awful choice to run for President or Gillum for that matter? 
    I just told you.  They won;t even win their states electoral votes.  And I never said awful candidate...I said awful choice by the dems and I thought it was ridiculous to start the Beto for president crap the minute he lost an election.  I want the Dems to run someone that will win.  Obviously there is at least 6-12 months for someone to step up and show they can compete.  

    What makes him a good choice to run?
    Air drums for airheads...
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 11,384
    brianlux said:
    Texas... what can I say?  Sure glad I don't live there (although Austin is cool).
    I wouldn't choose a place to live based on politics.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Arizona Republican mostly ... I know if I was ever to become a snowbird (slang for Canadians who spend their winters south), Arizona is number 1 on my list.
    That shows a level of privilege that many aren't blessed to have.
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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 17,246
    So what makes Beto an awful choice to run for President or Gillum for that matter? 
    I just told you.  They won;t even win their states electoral votes.  And I never said awful candidate...I said awful choice by the dems and I thought it was ridiculous to start the Beto for president crap the minute he lost an election.  I want the Dems to run someone that will win.  Obviously there is at least 6-12 months for someone to step up and show they can compete.  

    What makes him a good choice to run?
    He has proved he can raise a shitload of money. 
  • PJPOWERPJPOWER In Yo FacePosts: 4,307
    Jason P said:
    So what makes Beto an awful choice to run for President or Gillum for that matter? 
    I just told you.  They won;t even win their states electoral votes.  And I never said awful candidate...I said awful choice by the dems and I thought it was ridiculous to start the Beto for president crap the minute he lost an election.  I want the Dems to run someone that will win.  Obviously there is at least 6-12 months for someone to step up and show they can compete.  

    What makes him a good choice to run?
    He has proved he can raise a shitload of money. 
    Yep, someone’s investment didn’t pay off...
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 16,958
    So what makes Beto an awful choice to run for President or Gillum for that matter? 
    I just told you.  They won;t even win their states electoral votes.  And I never said awful candidate...I said awful choice by the dems and I thought it was ridiculous to start the Beto for president crap the minute he lost an election.  I want the Dems to run someone that will win.  Obviously there is at least 6-12 months for someone to step up and show they can compete.  

    What makes him a good choice to run?
    His policy positions, youthful good looks and energy and small donor fund raising prowess, as well as his ability to “relate.”
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  • SmellymanSmellyman AsiaPosts: 3,422
    Smellyman said:
    A dem almost winning Texas says a lot.  Sane voters will like him that much more in the rest of the country.
    As I said, I was wrong with Obama.  And I'm voting for almost anyone who runs against trump.  But, to me, this would be an awful choice by the dems.  Of course, there is 2 years to go.  
    I think it's an awful choice too.  Just saying he must have appeal to compete in Texas.
  • SmellymanSmellyman AsiaPosts: 3,422
    Beto >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Trump
  • CM189191CM189191 Minneapolis via ChicagoPosts: 3,840
    The results of this election said more about who Florida and Texas were as a people, than it did about Beto or Gillum as candidates.
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  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 15,789
    So Floridians and Texans are bad people because Republican senators won an election by 1 or 2%? lol

    Florida may even be headed for a recount
  • CM189191CM189191 Minneapolis via ChicagoPosts: 3,840
    my2hands said:
    So Floridians and Texans are bad people because Republican senators won an election by 1 or 2%? lol

    Florida may even be headed for a recount
    not all of them

    just most of 'em apparently

    in other news : Minnesota wins 2018 election

    http://www.citypages.com/news/report-minnesota-wins-2018-election/499931421
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  • tbergstbergs Posts: 5,109
    PJPOWER said:
    Jason P said:
    So what makes Beto an awful choice to run for President or Gillum for that matter? 
    I just told you.  They won;t even win their states electoral votes.  And I never said awful candidate...I said awful choice by the dems and I thought it was ridiculous to start the Beto for president crap the minute he lost an election.  I want the Dems to run someone that will win.  Obviously there is at least 6-12 months for someone to step up and show they can compete.  

    What makes him a good choice to run?
    He has proved he can raise a shitload of money. 
    Yep, someone’s investment didn’t pay off...
    That happens everywhere though. Dean Phillips (heir to the liquor empire) won a house seat in MN and it was the most expensive race in the state (20 million combined), but the loser (5 term incumbent R) spent millions too. 
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • unsungunsung Posts: 9,485
    $70M to lose this election.   

    Illinois governor spent over $100,000,000 for a less than $200k/yr job.  Richest gov in US history.

    Democrats are for the working man though.  /S


  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 7,938
    tbergs said:
    PJPOWER said:
    Jason P said:
    So what makes Beto an awful choice to run for President or Gillum for that matter? 
    I just told you.  They won;t even win their states electoral votes.  And I never said awful candidate...I said awful choice by the dems and I thought it was ridiculous to start the Beto for president crap the minute he lost an election.  I want the Dems to run someone that will win.  Obviously there is at least 6-12 months for someone to step up and show they can compete.  

    What makes him a good choice to run?
    He has proved he can raise a shitload of money. 
    Yep, someone’s investment didn’t pay off...
    That happens everywhere though. Dean Phillips (heir to the liquor empire) won a house seat in MN and it was the most expensive race in the state (20 million combined), but the loser (5 term incumbent R) spent millions too. 
    All that bullshit should be illegal.  Debates and campaign stops should be the only legal way to ask for votes.
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  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 10,486
    CM189191 said:
    my2hands said:
    So Floridians and Texans are bad people because Republican senators won an election by 1 or 2%? lol

    Florida may even be headed for a recount
    not all of them

    just most of 'em apparently

    in other news : Minnesota wins 2018 election

    http://www.citypages.com/news/report-minnesota-wins-2018-election/499931421
    Most of them are bad people? Cause they didn’t vote for who you thought they should vote for? Man this is the stupid stuff trump says
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  • OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MNPosts: 1,162
    While I'm not sure losing a senatorial election (albeit in a close one in a very red state) is not really "qualification" to be president, Beto is probably the most Obama-like Dem out there now.  Not too many skeletons in his closet, upbeat and positive, can probably bring people to the polls, no history of being hated.  In short, much more like Obama than Hillary.  

    Trump's probably not beatable in 2020, but this guy is probably the best candidate I can think of right now. Qualified?  Well, we don't really care about that any more.
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  • CM189191CM189191 Minneapolis via ChicagoPosts: 3,840
    CM189191 said:
    my2hands said:
    So Floridians and Texans are bad people because Republican senators won an election by 1 or 2%? lol

    Florida may even be headed for a recount
    not all of them

    just most of 'em apparently

    in other news : Minnesota wins 2018 election

    http://www.citypages.com/news/report-minnesota-wins-2018-election/499931421
    Most of them are bad people? Cause they didn’t vote for who you thought they should vote for? Man this is the stupid stuff trump says

    tRUmp also has a habit of putting words in other's mouths.  Go back, read again. 
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 43,515
    edited November 7
    my2hands said:
    People thought air drumming was going to win a senate seat in Texas? Lol
    No, they didn't think that. Oh boy, this air drum red herring works on a surprising number of people. No wonder America is beginning its fall.
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  • No rule, but generally if you can;t carry your home state in an election, you aren't a good candidate.  And who here thinks Beto takes Texas in the election?  You think losing your own states senate election sets you up for success to win the presidency?  I don;t see it.
    Not sure that rule applies here. Texas hasn't voted for a Democrat since Jimmy Carter. On the flip side, Texas only chose home state candidate George Bush by 3.5 points over Clinton. Just saying, if any Democrat could carry Texas today, Beto would be the one. 
  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 15,789
    PJ_Soul said:
    my2hands said:
    People thought air drumming was going to win a senate seat in Texas? Lol
    No, they didn't think that. Oh boy, this air drum red herring works on a surprising number of people. No wonder America is beginning its fall.
    THE WORLD IS ENDING!!!!

    lighten up, it was a joke
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