Clock ticks on O’Rourke’s decision to run for 2020 presidency


Courtesy A.Seltzer

Beto O'Rourke supports the Women's March Jan. 19.

Jay Lucio, Reporter

Many consider Beto O’Rourke the voice for hispanics and many want to know what O’Rourke’s next move in politics will be. Some want O’Rourke to run for president in 2020, but his decision is not clear yet.

‘‘O’Rourke’s decision is expected by February. People close to him say they have no idea what his final answer will be,’’Jeff Zeleny and Eric Bradner posted for CNN Jan 16.

O’Rourke could win the presidency if he decides to run.

‘‘He has a lot of support. I think there are several people supporting his ideas,’’ history teacher William Churchill said.

If elected O’Rourke could shed light on the border.

‘‘He would bring the spotlight to the number of issues we have here at the border,’’ Churchill said.

O’Rourke may also improve the country’s perspective.

‘‘It’s another step for race relationship. It would move us forward in regard to race relations,’’Churchill said.

Some people don’t believe O’Rourke has a chance of winning the presidency.

‘‘I am not fully sure if Beto O’Rourke could win a presidential election against all the other opponents,’’English teacher Margarita Castro Cabral said.   

If O’Rourke becomes president he will also need a good vice president by his side.

‘‘Joe Kennedy supports him. I think these two together would be great as president and vice president,’’Cabral said.

O’Rourke seems to relate with people because he understands their struggles.

‘‘O’Rourke is open-minded and grounded. He seems to be in touch with the regular folks,’’Cabral said.


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