Should Beto have sat this one out? | The Tylt

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While Beto O'Rourke made a stunning showing in his first week in the presidential race, many are still saying the former congressman should have sat this round of presidential elections out. He has never represented an area larger than a Texas congressional district and was soundly beaten by unliked Sen. Ted Cruz. Some say he should be looking to Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams for guidance on his next move, not Barack Obama. What do you think?

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New York Times journalist and columnist Jamelle Bouie pointed out the sharp contrast between O'Rourke's post-2018 career moves and similar upshot losing candidates like Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum. Both candidates, who lost similarly contentious elections under much more divisive circumstances, have thrown themselves into efforts to organize and reform the voting process. Rather than immediately seeking the highest office, they are working to reform voting rights in their states. Some believe O'Rourke should have taken a similar route.

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Others, including O'Rourke himself and florid New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, feel this is Beto's moment. Dowd, with a not entirely straight face, described O'Rourke as "The One" in a column published shortly after his announcement. She also compared him to previous juggernaut political candidate Barack Obama, who was also told to wait his turn by the party establishment. 

Wandering alone, as Jesus, Barack and Beto did, is part of the hero’s journey defined by Joseph Campbell. Beto loves Joseph Campbell and “Star Wars,” which was inspired by Campbell’s work.
The last One, about the same age when he jumped into national politics precociously aiming to usurp his elders, was also a uniter who went on an odyssey of self-discovery in New York while at Columbia.
The last One also sold a cult of personality, offered himself as a symbol of modernity, sparked Oprah’s interest and had a preoccupation with being cool.
Indeed, Obama told David Axelrod recently on “The Axe Files” that Beto reminded him of himself.
FINAL RESULTS
Should Beto have sat this one out?
#WorkInTheBackground
A festive crown for the winner
#NoBetoTime