Beto O’Rourke is the darling of the left.
The Texas Democrat turned into a media sensation during the 2018 campaign.
And now he gave one interview that was the most direct threat to Trump yet.
O’Rourke appeared in New York to be blessed by Oprah Winfrey as part of building his brand toward a 2020 Presidential campaign.
Liberals across the country are dying for O’Rourke to jump into the race because they see him as the next John Kennedy.
Winfrey asked him about his 2020 prospects and while he did not give a direct answer he strongly hinted that a 2020 run was in the cards.
“I’ve got to tell you, and you can tell, I’m so excited at the prospect of being able to play that role.” — Beto to @Oprah on 2020.
Shorter version: He’s running.
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) February 5, 2019
While liberals were hoping for an announcement, O’Rourke’s comment only whetted their appetite.
O’Rourke did concede that he had a deadline for the end of this month to jump into the race.
Given the fact that O’Rourke raised an unheard of 70 million dollars for his failed Senate campaign he would immediately shoot to the top of the polls if he announced his candidacy.
But O’Rourke is a down-the-line leftist – he favors amnesty, abortion-on-demand, and gun bans.
He would be trapped in the same box any other Democrat would be in if they ran against Donald Trump.
Democrats think Trump is beatable in 2020.
However, their far left base will demand candidates take such extreme positions on immigration, race, abortion, and global warming that their eventual nominee will be running on a platform foreign to millions of Americans.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.