Since the second primary debate, many sources have predicted that low-polling Democrats will wind up dropping out of the race. The reality is that the field of contenders who hope to take on President Trump is immensely crowed. Even higher-ups at the Democrat Party realize the implications of this, which is why they’ve raised the bar in order for candidates to be eligible to appear on the third debate stage. The race has now reached a point where certain candidates are being called to drop out of the 2020 election.
One of the candidates in question just so happens to be Beto O’Rourke. O’Rourke is one of many low-polling Democrats in the current primary race; as a matter of fact, his campaign is doing so poorly that he’s barely reaching 2%.
In light of the crowded field, and O’Rourke’s low numbers, an editorial writer for The Houston Chronicle is urging O’Rourke to drop out and come home, as reported by The Daily Caller News Foundation. Texas is very much aware of the fact that O’Rourke will never become president of the United States, let alone the Democrat nominee.
Why Should O’Rourke Drop Out of the Race?
According to The Houston Chronicle, O’Rourke’s chances of success are virtually nonexistent and he lacks the decorum which is necessary for a serious presidential candidate.
The writer for the Texas paper noted the profanity O’Rourke used when asked about President Trump’s statements regarding illegal immigrants. O’Rourke’s response ultimately entailed accusing the president of hating Mexican immigrants; in a presumed attempt to come off as “relatable,” O’Rourke also threw in the s-word and the f-word.
In turn, The Houston Chronicle writer believes that O’Rourke’s time would be better spent on other endeavors which don’t involve seeking the presidency of the United States. An excerpt from the paper reads as follows:
“There are times, it seems, in most presidential campaigns when the facades get stripped away like so many layers of paint. Something like that happened last Sunday with O’Rourke.”
The paper then went on to state that O’Rourke’s statements regarding Trump’s rhetoric towards immigrants were “unpresidential.” Finally, the writer urged O’Rourke to consider dropping out of the 2020 presidential race:
“So Beto, if you’re listening: Come home. Drop out of the race for president and come back to Texas to run for senator. The chances of winning the race you’re in now are vanishingly small…and Texas needs you.”
Will O’Rourke Take the Advice?
At this time, there is no indicator that O’Rourke will follow advice from The Houston Chronicle and drop out of the 2020 presidential election…at least for now. There will likely come a period in the nearby future where O’Rourke realizes that he doesn’t have a real shot of becoming the next president.
He’s barely able to stand out from Democrats in his current field and nobody, not even O’Rourke himself, believes that he can successfully go toe-to-toe against President Trump on a debate stage. At some point, hopefully very soon, O’Rourke will have to face the music and drop out.
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