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The Hype around Beto is back

It is in America hands. Not the small of Donald Trump, they were talking about in the last election campaign, but those of the man who wants to oust Trump from the White house. On Thursday, Beto O'rourke announced his intention to run for the presidency.

He did it in a video message from the current President, only one remained in the memory of: the way O’Rourke gestured with the hands, from left to right, from top to bottom. "I've never seen such hand movements," Trump said to journalists. "Is he crazy or is he faking it?" That was meant as a taunt, but it is reinforced, of course, only the degree of media attention received by O'rourke since his announcement: a maximum.

More than a dozen Democrats there are already that have announced their application for the Nomination of the party. None of the other candidates has triggered such a Hype, such as O'rourke, the 46-year-old former Congressman from El Paso.

it began at the beginning of year, as O’put Rourke in a car and a Road trip through America's southwest, he transferred over Facebook and mused if he should compete or not. It continued with an appearance on the Hipster-Festival "South by Southwest" in Austin, where he appeared for the Premiere of a very sympathetic documentary about his last election campaign in Texas, which would have him in the Senate.

"Born to be

And the excitement has continued this week with a cover story in the magazine "Vanity Fair", for which the star photographer Annie Leibovitz shot the pictures". O'rourke, when you eat Pancakes with the family, O'rourke while playing with his children, O’Rourke on a dusty road in Texas, the hands in the back pockets of his blue Jeans. According to his intentions for the presidential election of 2020, asked, he said: "man, I'm born to be."

no one was surprised, therefore, when O'rourke announced on Thursday in a cafe in the pre-election state of Iowa officially his candidacy. And already the left celebrated liberal Newspapers like the New York Times again is the "Rockstar instincts" of the former drummer and bassist.

All of this will remain amazing for to lose a man like O'rourke, whose been the greatest political success is a Senate election. Previously, he had spent as a member of Parliament in the house of representatives for six years, which has, at best, inconspicuous. What leadership experience is concerned, was confined to his balance in the chair of a sub-Committee of the Committee for Affairs of veterans, noticed the magazine "the Atlantic".

out of focus remained O’Rourke's profile, even after the appearances in the media this week. In contrast to his democratic rivals, he refused to specific political demands; it was not the content of vague, perhaps in order not to endanger his reputation as a Moderate.

The Power of Approximate

it is Precisely in this Approximate is probably its strength. In his Senate campaign last year, his message consisted primarily of a high-flying, optimistic appeal to the people: Let's focus on the Good in America of faith, let us to the political opponents respect.

"If you're a Republican, you're come to the right place," said O'rourke in his performances often. "If you're a Democrat, you're in the right place. All that matters is that we are here together." The were, of course, phrase-like sentences, but in times, where in the White house one sits, covering everything and everyone with anger and ridicule sound, for many Americans, refreshingly different.

O'rourke is also in the view of many in the Democratic party that he could cut off in the main election against Trump for critical groups of voters. In Texas, he took an above average number of votes to women, well-educated voters in the suburbs and among young voters. As a white man, another calculus, he would be positioned also well to at least a part of the Trump-trailer recover, run for the Democrats last Time.

for the hopes of its supporters.

But before he can compete against Trump, you must O turn off’Rourke all the other Democrats in the primaries. This is a different situation than in Texas, where he had with the arch-conservative Senator Ted Cruz, an opponent that was in large Parts of the electorate, unpopular. It is more Difficult, as in addition to Cruz as a sympathy carrier.

For the Republicans, it is believed, is the largest weak spot O’Rourke's already found his attitude to border protection. He was not only against the construction of the new wall, said O'rourke a couple of weeks ago at a rally, he is in favour of the existing walls to tear down.

Since then, he is for Trump and his party an "Extremist". True was, wrote the conservative "Wall Street Journal" that, you know, what O'rourke. "Who is Beto?", the newspaper asked. The answer you gave yourself: like Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. The last three presidents, the Democrats were political newcomers, a projection screen for the hopes of its supporters. Perhaps O'rourke was the next. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 15.03.2019, 20:04 PM

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