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Excellent Interview with Beto O'Rourk on Morning Joe

Here is the link for anyone who missed it. He talks about Medicare for America, Reparations, Texas going blue, etc.



Former Texas representative and presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke would trounce President Donald Trump in the Lone Star State in 2020, according to a new University of Texas poll. Among registered voters in Texas, the survey found that 49 percent would vote for O'Rourke in next year's general election while only 38 percent would choose Trump.
This unusual advantage for a Democrat in Texas is owed to O'Rourke's support in the poll among independents, who break for him by wide margins over Trump.

This favorability among independents also provides a critical edge to other Democrats who, the poll found, in hypothetical matchups could best Trump in Texas. Senator Elizabeth Warren earned 41-percent support in the poll, three points ahead of Trump in a potential head-to-head. At 39 percent, Senator Bernie Sanders came out two points in front of Trump, and at 40 percent, Senator Kamala Harris came out on top by one point. The margin of error was calculated at 2.6 percentage points.

Former Vice President Joe Biden was among the lowest-performing candidates in the survey, coming into a statistical tie with Trump in Texas at 37 percent. While Biden earned a higher share of support among Texas Democrats than some of the other candidates, independents were not enthused about him, failing to break for his candidacy strongly enough to overcome the electoral advantage for Republicans in the state.

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg was the only candidate of the six measured to lose in a potential matchup, and by six points, according to the University of Texas survey.


The President America Really Needs But May Not Deserve!

This video shows highlights of Beto's visit with the Collins family in Flint, Michigan. This family has to buy bottled water STILL.
This is what Beto learned when he and Amy went to make dinner for the Collins family.


Beto O'Rourke Policy/Plans webpage update

Climate, Criminal Justice, Democracy, Economy, Education, Gun Safety, Health Care, Immigration, LGBTQ+, National Security, Veterans


And this video is a MUST SEE.

Beto O'Rourke's mother has this to say about her son's White House ambitions

Throughout his life, his mother said O'Rourke has followed a pattern when facing hardships: Take a step back at first, assess the situation carefully, and then push forward with renewed resiliency, focus and determination. She says this routine is a trademark of his own familial upbringing in this underdog border city, which "always recharges him, nourishes him" with renewed energy.
"So he doesn't make every decision correctly, but 99% of the time he does. I think he learned from that and moved on, and that's what he does. He learns from mistakes and moves forward."

Now that he's faced some early struggles in the campaign head on, Melissa think her son is more relaxed and free spirited. In short, he's more prepared to "kick some ass" in the debate.
"He doesn't cave in. He's a quick learner," said Melissa, who plans to be in Detroit on Tuesday to watch the first of the two second-round Democratic battles. "He knows there are some things he can improve on from the first and he's been working on that. He's going to really shine."

"The attacks against him can be vicious and so hateful. I once told him, 'Don't do this to yourself,' because I knew what the life would be like," she said. "But this is his time. He's able to draw people from all political sides. He knows the issues well, whether the border, immigration, climate change, and that is increasingly coming through to people.
"The bottom line is, he's doing this, running for president, for the right reasons. He wants to unite people and his centrist theme is key in bringing the country together."

"He has such empathy, compassion, patience for people who have disadvantages. Maybe it was growing up with a sister (Erin) who has disabilities. She inspires him. She inspires all of us to be better."
One thing that hasn't changed during his bid for the presidency is the need "to talk to people, to listen carefully and to carry their message. His did this as a city councilman, as a congressman, as a candidate for the U.S. Senate and now for president. That's what drives him, being out there talking with people, figuring out how to solve their problems, how to make this country better for everyone."


Beto O'Rourke makes Sioux Center stop

Beto didn't change his message at all in this town hall. This willingness to show up and his ability to connect is exactly how he broke records in Texas and won the support of Independents and half a million Republicans. There is not a state that Beto can't complete in.

Jerald Mokros drove through the Saturday morning thunderstorm from his Sioux Falls, S.D. home to attend the O’Rourke town hall event.
The 18-year-old graduated high school this spring, and he plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln this fall.

“I really like how he’s willing to compromise and work with anyone,” he said of O’Rourke. “It’s really nice to see someone who will actually work with both sides and get something done.”

Before this event, he favored President Donald Trump for 2020.

“I still kind of do, but if Beto did run against Trump, I don’t know,” he said, with a chuckle. “I’d have to wait. I do agree with Trump. If I could have voted in 2016, I would have voted for Trump. But Beto has definitely made it a hard choice.”


Jen O'Malley Dillon is a star Democratic operative. Can she save Beto O'Rourke's candidacy?

The hiring of this woman, Jen O’Malley Dillon, is the one thing that’s unquestionably gone his way since his campaign launch in March. Nearly every other presidential candidate courted her. But she has chosen to move her husband, twin daughters and 15-month-old son two time zones to the west, from suburban Maryland to El Paso.


Obama has been in touch with O'Rourke, as he has been with other Democratic candidates. In December, The Washington Post reported the former president met with O'Rourke not long after the Senate campaign ended. Multiple sources tell the Tribune that the former president recommended O'Malley Dillon to O'Rourke. But just as tellingly, O'Malley Dillon received word that the former president thought she should take the job, according to two people with knowledge of the communication. A spokesman for Obama declined to comment.


“She is one of the best political operatives of my generation,” said C.R. Wooters, a longtime Democratic hand who is now a lobbyist. “She is an organizer at heart, brilliant and unflappable. She’s also a stone-cold killer when necessary.”

“Sometimes I get asked for career advice from young organizers," he said. "If the conversation turns to the Beto campaign, I immediately tell them that working for Beto means working with Jen, and that is not an opportunity they should pass up. It's usually followed up with something like, ‘Do whatever she tells you.’”


Beto O'Rourke video stream of him and wife Amy cooking dinner for family in Flint

omg...how anyone can not absolutely LOVE this man and want him to be the next president is beyond me. I'm not sure America even deserves someone so genuinely GOOD.

I can't picture any of the other candidates doing this in order to have a conversation and learn from REAL people.

Beto O'Rourke releases plan for Education


1. Create a permanent fund for equity and excellence to ensure schools and educators have the resources they need to be successful
2. End racial disparities in school discipline and support programs to increase diversity in America's schools
3. Provide Student Debt Relief for Educators
4. Invest in a Diverse Teacher Pipeline
5. Provide support for Educators Advancing Their Careers

Details here:

Beto and Amy O'Rourke will be on The View this morning

Not sure if it's the same in all areas, but it starts in about 15 minutes in my area.

Figured I would let people know in case anyone wants to watch. Glad people will get an opportunity to meet Amy O'Rourke.
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