As Twitchy has reported, Beto O’Rourke, who lost his Senate bid in Texas to Ted Cruz, is doing what the people in the business call a “soft launch” of his 2020 presidential campaign.
There’s already a fantastic parody of O’Rourke’s travel journal, but CNN senior political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson isn’t amused by the whole affair, saying it “drips with white male privilege.”
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) January 17, 2019
O’Rourke, 46, we are told, is “Obama, but white,” because of his fundraising prowess — he raised nearly $80 million in his loss to Sen. Ted Cruz. He skateboards! He listens! He connects on the internet!
And Jack Kerouac-style, he roams around, jobless (does he not need a job?) to find himself and figure out if he wants to lead the free world. This is a luxury no woman or even minority in politics could ever have.
But O’Rourke, tall, handsome, white and male, has this latitude, to be and do anything. His privilege even allows him to turn a loss to the most despised candidate of the cycle into a launching pad for a White House run.
Stacey Abrams, a Yale-trained lawyer, couldn’t do this.
We’re sure Abrams could skateboard if she practiced a little bit.
We’ve got to admit, it’s fun to watch the media jockey to figure out which horse they’re going to back this early — it’s only mid-January and we’ve already had three or four 2020 announcements (we’ve already lost count) with plenty more to come.
So, is O’Rourke exercising his white male privilege by hopping in the car to find himself while a swooning media dissects his diary?
Keep up this silliness and Trump's your boss for a second term.
— Randy K. Ventresca (@RV1026) January 17, 2019
Dems already trying to ditch Beto… hilarious
— Agent T.? (@darkbeats51) January 17, 2019
She’s not a Democrat, she’s an unbiased CNN political reporter.
Doesn’t that go for all white men according to the post modernists crowd? Perhaps no men are acceptable to the woke generation?
— Steve Forgeron (@forgeron_steve) January 17, 2019
“The future is female,” remember.
All you folks worried that the libs are going to present a united front and stick together to block an insurgent left are forgetting precisely how short sighted, self absorbed and vicious these folks are.
It'll be raining blood by April 1st, 2019 https://t.co/0ryzeHHTxh
— Nina Illingworth (@EIWBM_Cat) January 17, 2019
Everything OK? Somebody should probably do a wellness check on Beto O'Rourke ASAP https://t.co/80JoMLJkTu
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 16, 2019