Robert Francis O’Rourke, better known as the pseudo-Hispanic nickname Beto, has called it quits on his very unlikely bid for President of the United States of America.
“Though it is difficult to accept, it is clear to me now that this campaign does not have the means to move forward successfully,” O’Rourke said in a statement.
“My service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee. Acknowledging this now is in the best interests of those in the campaign; it is in the best interests of this party as we seek to unify around a nominee; and it is in the best interests of the country.”
After suffering a humiliating defeat to Ted Cruz in the 2018 Senate race, hubris led Robert to pursue the Democrat nomination for president.
Maybe he thought he’d see the same media love fest he saw in the Lone Star State, but the Irish former Congressman didn’t calculate a younger, gayer alternative to rise to prominence. But with South Bend Mayor Pete Buttegieg’s entry into the tight field, the youthful progressive white guy spot was filled.
Happy trails, Bob! Here’s to your next fruitless endeavor!
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