Beto O & Rourke has almost announced his presidential candidacy for 2020 in a sweeping interview published Wednesday in Vanity Fair magazine. He confidently said he was "just born" – a move that contradicts his multiple previous assurances. He would not seek the White House and push even further for a democratic primary field already filled with progressive candidates.
The move seemed inevitable Wednesday night. KTSM said he received a text message from O'Rourke at the beginning of the day, saying he was looking for the Democratic presidential nomination, and wrote, "I'm really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents I'm running, this city is the best example of this country at its best. "
O Rourke's spokesman would not confirm Fox News that the former Congressman is running for the president.
The Vanity Fair, written by Joe Hagan, seemed to reflect the stark tone of the media coverage following his failed attempt to drop Texas GOP Senator Ted Cruz last fall. However, conservative commentators said the interview was still indirectly indicative of the blatant vulnerabilities of 46-year-old O Rourke when he tried to make his first national campaign, even though he had no significant government experience.
At one point, Hagan details as O "Rourke and his wife Amy" both describe the moment they first experienced the power of O'Rourke's gift "- in Houston at the third stop of O & # 39; Rourke's unsuccessful Senate campaign.
"Every seat was occupied, every wall, every room in the room was probably occupied by a thousand people," said Amy O 'Rourke to Vanity Fair. "You could feel the ground almost moving. It was not clear that Beto was exactly what everyone was looking for, but that's how people were so ready for something. That was totally shocking. I mean, I shook my breath.
Hagan, who had previously written a similar photographed and written profile of another Democrat, former presidential candidate John Edwards, wrote in the new play: "For O & Rourke followed an almost mystical experience."
"I never prepare a speech," said O & Rourke. "I'm not writing down what I'm going to say. I remember that I drove to it. I said, "What am I saying? Maybe I'll just introduce myself. I will ask questions. "I came in there and I do not know if it's a speech or not, but it felt amazing. Because every word was pulled out of me. For example, by a greater force that only the people there were. All I said was me, as I watched myself, how: How do I say this stuff? Where does it come from? However, this carefree, spontaneous approach has fallen behind in the past, the article noted.For example, O'Rourke admitted that he "stepped himself to give. "A damaging, frank interview with the Washington Post citing its recipe for immigration as" I do not know. "
In this interview, O'Rourke also suggested that parts of the constitution could be unnecessary and outdated. [19659003BecauseofthearticlesinthepostHaganseemstohavefounditattractive
"Unlike Trump," Hagan wrote, "O Rourke can almost seem too innocent to be a politician – too decent, too healthy, for that very reason. Popular reason also became popular he could be crucified on the national stage. "
Hagan remarked in agreement:" Former girlfriends describe O & Rourke as curious, dry, bay table, but adventurous. He usually wore a novel in his pocket. whether Captain Corelli's mandolin or The Sun, too, Rises. "
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" It is extremely subtle, but with a trained eye you can make a slight difference in the media attitude towards Robert O'Rourke and the average Republican member of the congress who stands as president after a Senate race. " Mollie Hemingway, a senior editor of The Federalist and a regular Fox News panelist wrote on Twitter.
Alex Griswold, Washington Free Beacon reporter, added, "You really do not bother to hide it," Medienbias says.
Hagan noted that O Rourke's home had a whole series of presidential biographies – a seemingly banal observation that permeated Hagan with grave implications.
"Arranged in historical order, the biographies suggest that it is b I am thinking about the seriousness of the presidency," Hagan wrote, noting that O & Rourke has the support of Oprah Winfrey. "But there are also some political poems, a feeling that O'Rourke could be destined for this shelf."
But O'Rourke himself had apparently kept closing the door to such a seal as he ran against her Cruz.
MSNBC reporter Garrett Haakey tweeted last November, "I will not be a presidential candidate in 2020," says @BetoORourke. "It's as definite as it gets."
And in an interview with CBS News "60 Minutes," O & Rourke said simply, "I do not want to do it, I will not do it."
O? Rourke further explained that his little children's education would keep him
Speaking to Hagan, O Rourke tried to explain the sudden turnaround and said, "The week before he was to appear on stage in New York with Oprah Winfrey, he had what he describes as a break-through conversation with his wife "and stayed up late at night.
But the conservative commentator Stephen Miller had a less flattering interpretation and wrote that O "Rourke" spent literally 6 months with his wife and children … that's shit. "
Although O & # 39; 39; Rourke has not officially joined the presidential campaign, there are several other clues he intends to do. The former Texas representative is expected to make his first trip to Iowa in 2020 A campaign that visits the state launching the presidential election
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, A spokesman said O & Rourke will visit the University of Northern Iowa on Saturday to promote Eric Giddens, the Democratic candidate run in a state Senate election there. And O'Rourke released a video from Texas on Monday evening supporting Giddens and wearing a hat from the north of Iowa.
Meanwhile, Twitter users who allegedly attempted to unsubscribe from O'Rourke's mailing list were unintentionally informed in automated responses on Wednesday that there was an ongoing "campaign to elect Beto to the president."
Patrick Ward of Fox News contributed to this report.