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Sat Aug 24, 2019, 01:59 PM

 

Response from many Texas Leaders :"Let us be clear: Texans want Beto O'Rourke in the White House


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" Beto’s popularity with swing voters makes him not just the ideal presidential candidate for Texas, but for the critical battlegrounds of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Florida. With Beto's energy at the top of the ticket in Texas in 2018, we flipped two congressional seats, two state Senate seats, 12 state House seats, and dozens of local and judicial seats across Texas. Imagine what he would do at the top of the Democratic ticket across the country.

The very fact that Beto remains popular across party lines, while never shrinking from divisive issues — is exactly what makes him the ideal leader for our country in this moment. Beto does the hard work of bringing people together.

So let us be clear: Texans want Beto O’Rourke in the White House. With him at the top of the ticket, we can finally turn Texas blue and, in doing so, guarantee that Donald Trump never darkens our doorstep again."

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Reply Response from many Texas Leaders :"Let us be clear: Texans want Beto O'Rourke in the White House (Original post)
essadaw Aug 2019 OP
Iliyah Aug 2019 #1
Autumn Aug 2019 #2
essadaw Aug 2019 #6
Autumn Aug 2019 #9
Me. Aug 2019 #3
essadaw Aug 2019 #4
Me. Aug 2019 #5
essadaw Aug 2019 #7
Me. Aug 2019 #12
TexasTowelie Aug 2019 #18
Me. Aug 2019 #22
cwydro Aug 2019 #19
HelpImSurrounded Aug 2019 #21
JI7 Aug 2019 #26
Amimnoch Aug 2019 #8
ancianita Aug 2019 #20
Vegas Roller Aug 2019 #10
FakeNoose Aug 2019 #14
Garrett78 Aug 2019 #11
HelpImSurrounded Aug 2019 #13
walkingman Aug 2019 #24
HelpImSurrounded Aug 2019 #31
walkingman Aug 2019 #32
HelpImSurrounded Aug 2019 #33
walkingman Aug 2019 #34
NNadir Aug 2019 #15
JI7 Aug 2019 #25
TexasTowelie Aug 2019 #16
DallasNE Aug 2019 #17
Trenzalore Aug 2019 #23
TexasTowelie Aug 2019 #27
myohmy2 Aug 2019 #28
madville Aug 2019 #29
onetexan Aug 2019 #30
Autumn Aug 2019 #35

Response to essadaw (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 02:02 PM

1. K & R!

 

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Response to essadaw (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 02:19 PM

2. It's a shame he lost to that creep Ted Cruz. What happened there Texas? nt

 

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Response to Autumn (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 02:28 PM

6. Midterm election happened

 

Beto made amazing progress in voter turnout for a midterm, but he should be able to get even better turnout in a presidential year.

Also, believe it or not Cruz is fairly popular in Texas--he has a very loyal following-- certainly more popular than Trump
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Response to essadaw (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 02:34 PM

9. I like him, but he would do better to concentrate on turning Texas blue in the Senate. nt

 

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Response to essadaw (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 02:20 PM

3. Be That As It May

 

your view, seemingly, is not the majority one and may I remind you the last Texan prez was not such a success. He could truly help the country by winning a seat in the Senate.
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Response to Me. (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 02:26 PM

4. latest Texas Poll: 56.9% should NOT drop out vs 25.8%

 

https://www.uttyler.edu/politicalscience/files/pollingcenter/postdebatesummary.pdf

The University of Texas at Tyler
Texas
Opinion Survey: July 24-27, 2019

This is the majority opinion of Texans. Perhaps not the majority opinion of supporters of other candidates

He can best help the country and the Senate by being the nominee and having coattails.
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Response to essadaw (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 02:28 PM

5. Does That Poll Include Republican Texans?

 

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Response to Me. (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 02:32 PM

7. It included people who responded as Democrat

 

https://www.uttyler.edu/politicalscience/files/pollingcenter/postdebatesummary.pdf
the details are in the link pdf

The Republican Texans that I know would like nothing better than for Beto to drop out and leave Texas to Trump.
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Response to essadaw (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 03:02 PM

12. Here's Why I Question This

 

Texans had a chance to make him a Senator and get rid of Cruz and they didn't which is why I would take this statement with a grain of salt
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Response to Me. (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 04:57 PM

18. Beto closed the gap by about 8 points compared to the last mid-term election in 2014

 

when Wendy Davis ran for governor. That's a very significant swing that I doubt any other candidate could accomplish.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #18)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 05:13 PM

22. But Here's The Thing

 

Maybe another candidate couldn't come closer than 8 points but that's not close enough to win, and... the reverse will be in consideration. Can he do better in other states than the other candidates, say Warren?

Back at you...
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Response to Me. (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 05:01 PM

19. Yes. This.

 

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Response to Me. (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 05:07 PM

21. Exactly This.

 

Texas conservatives (actually, reactionaries) are as rabid as they come. Beto energized the lethargic left in Texas, he didn't pull mythical centrist republicans.
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Response to Me. (Reply #12)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 12:09 AM

26. if the state had a statewide democratic organization he would have won. what Beto did

 

was like a republicans coming just 2 points behind the democrat in california or new york.

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Response to essadaw (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 02:32 PM

8. This Texas living Cajun wants it!

 

We already have great candidates running for Senate here. It is already a long shot that any of them will actually oust Cornyn.

However, Beto on the National ticket? That could be the “2-step” that brings Texas out of the Red and into the Blue!

Texas has this weird and unhealthy brand of “nationalism” when it comes to Texas. Cornyn vs Beto for Senate? 2 Texans. Cornyn will likely etch out a win. However, Beto against Trump?? Texan vs New Yorker?? Oh hell yes, Texas would be VERY much in play..

Not only would it be in play for the GE for POTUS, but just as Beto’s energy helped gain us some seats in the house (including my own with Lizzie Fletcher, the FIRST Democratic Party Rep for my district since the 1960’s when George HW Bush sat this district!!!), but we could gain the Presidency and that 1 seat that could well end up being the difference between 2 more years of Moscow Mitch, or Schumer leading the majority in the Senate!!
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Response to Amimnoch (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 05:01 PM

20. +1

 

Convincing!
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Response to essadaw (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 02:38 PM

10. Biden-Beto 2020 yay! nt

 

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Response to Vegas Roller (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 04:22 PM

14. That would actually be awesome

 

Yay!

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Response to essadaw (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 02:45 PM

11. I'm still all for Harris-O'Rourke. Dem turnout would be off the charts.

 

We need a ticket that contrasts sharply with Trump-Pence. The notion that we need an old white male to defeat an old white male is rather foolish.
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Response to essadaw (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 04:10 PM

13. Texas "leaders" should listen to Texans better

 

This Texan, this RURAL Texan wants Warren in the White House. Beto can be in the senate, house or governor's mansion.

Before Beto, I'd choose Julian Castro.
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Response to HelpImSurrounded (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 11:24 PM

24. Welcome from another RURAL Texan hoping to turn Texas Blue again

 

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Response to walkingman (Reply #24)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 05:55 PM

31. We Blue Texans need stand together

 

So how do I pull you into the Warren camp?
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Response to HelpImSurrounded (Reply #31)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 06:20 PM

32. My favs far are Bernie, Warren, and Buttigieg. I voted for Bernie in the primary last time

 

but I think Warren is similar (progressive) and seems to have a lot of energy and I think can bring a lot of excitement to the race (bring in a lot of younger people). I doesn't look like Buttigieg will make it? I also still like Bernie and truthfully I wouldn't have a problem with Biden. I would prefer a more progressive candidate. I just wonder if America will elect a woman? I know that sounds strange but sadly a lot of men (even Dems) are still living in the 19th century as far as women's right and equality. The primary thing for me is making sure that Trump does not have a second term. I'm not sure I or the country can handle another 4 years.
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Response to walkingman (Reply #32)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 06:41 PM

33. The real Question is...

 

Will YOU vote for a woman? If you vote based on how you think others will vote, you create a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Remember Hillary won the popular vote by 3Million votes.
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Response to HelpImSurrounded (Reply #33)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 08:17 PM

34. I might.....I need a little more time to decide. I've always like Warren.

 

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Response to essadaw (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 04:44 PM

15. I like Be to but Texans wanted Ted Cruz in the Senate.

 

It's quite possible that what Texans what Texans want does not supersede what people in other states want.
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Response to NNadir (Reply #15)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 12:07 AM

25. this is about Texas Democrats and he got a huge turnout in a state without much democratic

 

statewide organization.

he did it all on his own.

he can continue to build on what he did and it will give us Texas in 2020 .
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Response to essadaw (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 04:54 PM

16. Here is a hearty Texas-sized K&R!

 

Beto will make a great president.
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Response to essadaw (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 04:57 PM

17. With Citizens United In Place

 

There can be no "bringing people together". Other than that, this seems about right. But no sense in putting much time into bringing people together.
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Response to essadaw (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 05:27 PM

23. He should be running for Senate again

 

He is dropping to the 3rd tier in the Presidential contest in polling.
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Response to Trenzalore (Reply #23)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 12:16 AM

27. Actually, I think that Beto is climbing into the second tier

 

with Harris and Buttigieg and is within the MOE of being fourth overall. If people are uncomfortable that the top three in the first tier, then they may start looking at the rest of the line and Beto will be there waiting. I expect that Beto will gain some more traction after the third debate so I'm not counting him out yet.
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Response to essadaw (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 12:37 AM

28. " Let us be clear: Texans want Beto O'Rourke in the White House "

 

Let me be clear:

NO!

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Response to essadaw (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 01:28 AM

29. It should say "Texas Democrats" want Beto

 

Texans had a chance to elect him last year and chose Ted Cruz instead.
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Response to essadaw (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 01:49 AM

30. Sure, i want Beto in the WH... as Biden's VP

 

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Response to essadaw (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 08:28 PM

35. "Let us be clear: Texas is only one state, and he lost there to Ted fucking Cruz.

 

Can he get the rest of the country?
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