Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Rejects Beto O’Rourke 2020 Hype
If you’re reading this,there’s a good chance you loathe this cold-hearted, ruthless reptile. But Mayor Tiny Dancer knows how sleazy politics is, especially democrat politics.
“If Beto O’Rourke wants to go and run for president, God bless him. He should put his hat in and make his case. But he lost. You don’t usually promote a loser to the top of party,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel told MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Thursday.
This month, a poll by Morning Consult and Politico put Beto O’Rourke just behind Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden on left-wing wish lists for the 2020 presidential race. Meanwhile, a PAC known as “Draft Beto 2020” aims to generate national enthusiasm. “Beto can win,” they wrote. “Our goal is to show Beto that there is support for his candidacy, starting here in New England.”
Former President Barack Obama called O’Rouke an “impressive young man who ran a terrific race in Texas.” Obama praised his apparent authenticity, saying, “What I liked most about his race was that it didn’t feel constantly poll-tested. It felt as if he based his statements and his positions on what he believed.”