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Sun May 26, 2019, 10:49 PM

O'Rourke feels 'really good' about 2020 campaign

Despite recent headlines saying “Beto O’Rourke Blew It” and “The Beto Balloon Bursts,” the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate said he feels “really good about the way we’re campaigning.”

“I’m going to people where they are in their communities,” O’Rourke said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday morning. “No me importa. I do not care how red or blue, rural or urban; I’m showing up to listen to them, and what they’re telling me is they want this country to come together around our shared challenges. So I’m listening to them more than I am to the headlines.”

O’Rourke, a former Texas congressman, has come under fire for a recent Vanity Fair cover story in which he was quoted as saying: “I want to be in it. Man, I’m just born to be in it.” While he has since said he meant he felt he was born to be a public servant, the article was perceived by many as reflecting a sense of entitlement that he was born to be president.

“Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan asked O’Rourke whether he thinks he can escape the backlash from that story and move past voters’ early impressions of him.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/26/beto-orourke-2020-campaign-1345020

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