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Beto O'rourke

  1. so you want to be president
    Beto Regrets That Vanity Fair Cover“I think it reinforces that perception of privilege.”
  2. vision 2020
    A Beto Reboot Is in the Works, As His Campaign SagsBeto O’Rourke’s poll numbers have fallen off a cliff, but he’s hoping to counter the slide with a “reintroduction.”
  3. vision 2020
    Democrats May Need a Big Presidential Win to Flip the Senate in 2020With a trend toward straight-ticket voting, the best strategy may be focusing on Trump in close states rather than recruiting ideal Senate candidates.
  4. vision 2020
    The ‘Biden Bounce’ and Warren Surge Are Challenges for Bernie SandersSanders is in danger of losing his co-front-runner status as Biden gains strength, while Warren moves up on the left.
  5. vision 2020
    Beto O’Rourke’s Climate Change Plan Is Blandly InoffensiveThe candidate has created a policy in his own image — likable, vague, and inadequate to the task it has set for itself.
  6. vision 2020
    Wall Street Democrats Are Absolutely Freaking Out About Their 2020 CandidatesBiden? Pete? Trump?! 
  7. vision 2020
    Is Beto Losing His Mojo? Did Mayor Pete Steal It From Him?The two candidates are pursuing opposite strategies, with O’Rourke focusing on early-voting states, and Buttigieg soaking up national media attention.
  8. vision 2020
    Biden’s Strategy for Winning the 2020 Nomination: No Early StumblesBiden can campaign as a unity candidate, or as the leader of a “moderate” faction. But he has no margin of error.
  9. vision 2020
    What Do Democrats Mean by ‘Electability’?Some think centrists are more electable, and some think it’s progressives, minority candidates, or those good at telling “narratives.”
  10. impeachment
    Warren’s Impeachment Gambit Could Work Out Well for HerBy endorsing impeachment even as House Democratic leaders and most of her rivals held back, she could strengthen her claim to progressive support.
  11. vision 2020
    Has Joe Biden Lost His Ability to Unite Democrats?If elite progressive concerns about Biden spread to actual Democratic voters, his status as a potential unity candidate could be seriously damaged.
  12. vision 2020
    Why Julián Castro Could Be 2020’s Dark Horse CandidateThe former San Antonio mayor and head of HUD has a long way to go to become a viable candidate, but the Latino vote could give him a path to victory.
  13. vision 2020
    In a Eulogy for a Friend, Biden May Have Buried the Old Democratic Party, TooBiden and his late South Carolina friend were both embodiments of a more accommodating era of politics. Can Biden “evolve” beyond it?
  14. vision 2020
    From Breezy Beto to Wonky Warren: How Candidates Use PolicyPolicies can be an ideological marker, a signature, or even an identity.
  15. vision 2020
    Why Joe Biden’s ‘Obama Strategy’ Is Smart — and RiskyObama’s mantle can hide a multitude of Biden’s political sins. But it also draws attention to Obama’s hands-off attitude toward 2020.
  16. vision 2020
    What Changes When the Presidential Field Is Full of Mothers, Not Just FathersFatherhood has generally worked as a bonus for male politicians. For women in politics, motherhood is much more complicated.
  17. the body politic
    Mom vs. Dad on the Road to 2020The cruel double standard at the heart of American politics.
  18. vision 2020
    The 10 Worst Presidential-Nomination CampaignsThere have been plenty of woofers — and warnings — for the 2020 presidential field.
  19. vision 2020
    Why Democrats Could Pick a Nominee Sooner Than You ThinkWhile pundits like to dream of a contested convention, an early knockout remains a real possibility.
  20. vision 2020
    Who’s Leading the 2020 Democratic Puppy Primary?An Instagram-friendly family dog is the must-have accessory of the Democratic primary.
  21. presidential libraries
    Pete Buttigieg’s Favorite Book Is Ulysses, and That’s GreatMaybe you’d prefer Joseph Campbell, or Fox & Friends?
  22. vision 2020
    A Yearbook of the 2020 Presidential CandidatesAmong these major-party contenders, we found a debate champion, varsity athletes, student-government leaders, and a few very enthusiastic music fans.
  23. vision 2020
    Trump’s Border Rhetoric Is Overblown, But Democrats Still Need a SolutionBeto O’Rourke is calling for more assistance to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Central America. Other 2020 candidates should take note.
  24. vision 2020
    Are Some 2020 Democrats Using Google Translate for Their Spanish Websites?Grammar errors and passages seemingly ripped from Google Translate are emblematic of 2020 Democrats’ larger problems with Spanish-speaking voters.
  25. vision 2020
    Should Democrats Worry About Political Experience in 2020?Democrats have the choice of heavily credentialed and inexperienced candidates for president against the president who broke the mold.
  26. 2020 election
    Beto O’Rourke Vows to Reunite This Country and Also the Mars Volta“That group is one of the most talented collections of individuals and I’m really proud that they’re from El Paso.”
  27. vision 2020
    Intelligencer Chat: Does Beto’s Policy Vision Matter?Some Democratic candidates are ultraspecific about what they’d do in office; others are mostly vague. How much do voters care either way?
  28. health care
    Beto and Bernie Offer Competing Plans to Fix Health CareMedicare for All is still the dominant Democratic health-care idea for 2020, but the less ambitious plan backed by O’Rourke could be a competitor.
  29. so you want to be president
    Beto Simply Cannot Stay Off the CountertopWhy does he love standing there so much?
  30. cut chats
    Beto O’Rourke Is Officially Running for Totally Kind of HotBut can he win?
  31. vision 2020
    What Beto Backlash? Fundraising Haul Undercuts Reports of a Disastrous LaunchDespite negative reactions among journalists and on Twitter, his campaign raised $6.1 million in the first 24 hours, beating Bernie Sanders’s record.
  32. the national circus
    Frank Rich: The Senate’s Rebuke of Trump Isn’t a GOP RebellionIf Susan Collins is the party’s profile in intellectual courage, it’s hard to know whether to laugh or cry.
  33. last night on late night
    Extra Extra! Beto Is Running & His Hand Gestures Are Weird!Late night hosts weighed in on the new presidential hopeful.
  34. vision 2020
    Beto’s Cool, But Can He Win a Presidential Nomination?If O’Rourke can pass some early tests, his fundraising chops and his ability to mobilize young and Latino voters could make him formidable.
  35. power
    Beto O’Rourke’s Candidacy Is Already Making Women UneasyHis announcement seems to have highlighted misgivings over how certain candidates are treated in the media.
  36. horny week forever
    Remember the Thirsty Beto Tweet?Now that he’s running, I miss it more than ever.
  37. the national interest
    Beto O’Rourke Has a Good Reason He’s Running. He Just Can’t Say It.Being a telegenic communicator is actually a good argument for heading up the ticket.
  38. quiz
    Who Wrote It: Beto O’Rourke or Karl Ove Knausgaard?The two share a taste for writing zoomed-in portraits of the moment-to-moment realities of being alive — regardless of how boring they might be.
  39. vision 2020
    The GOP Is Already Attacking Beto — for His White Male PrivilegeThe Texas congressman isn’t an official 2020 candidate. But Republicans are already attacking O’Rourke from the left on the airwaves in Iowa.
  40. vision 2020
    Republicans Are Going to Try the ‘Red Scare’ Strategy in 2020. Will It Work?Americans are now less hostile to socialism, but Republicans will still try their old strategy, as they need a distraction from Trump’s shortcomings.
  41. vision 2020
    Big Trend Among Democratic Presidential Candidates: CapitalismWhile socialism is all the buzz in certain elite circles, old-fashioned regulated capitalism still prevails among most of Bernie Sanders’s rivals.
  42. beto o'rourke
    Why Beto Left New YorkHe nannied! He lived in a Williamsburg loft! What else was there for Beto O’Rourke to do?
  43. power
    Some Beto O’Rourke Superfans Traveled to NYC Just to See Him With OprahWe spoke to a few about their experience seeing him in the flesh.
  44. tales from the trail
    Democratic Ex-Presidents Expected to Sit Out 2020 PrimariesBut they are taking meetings … Also: Gillibrand talks to potential big-money donors and Beto gets signs from potential high-profile supporters.
  45. music
    Of Course Beto O’Rourke’s Band Was Called Fragile GangA glimpse at our moody blogger’s music history.
  46. vision 2020
    Biden and Beto Boosted GOP Candidates in 2018. That’s Disqualifying.In a historically important midterm election, Biden and O’Rourke boosted vulnerable GOP incumbents over the objections of local Democratic parties.
  47. 2020 presidential election
    2020 Candidates Carry Heavy Baggage, and Trump Is Sure to Exploit ThatToday’s harsh intraparty criticism, most recently aimed at Kamala Harris, will become fodder for Trump’s war on his eventual 2020 opponent.
  48. tales from the trail
    Kamala Harris Zeroes In on Baltimore for 2020 HeadquartersAccording to Democrats familiar with her thinking. Also: Thoughts from a Beto booster and a run by L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti looks less likely.
  49. 2020 presidential election
    What ‘Lanes’ Will the 2020 Democratic Candidates Run In?In a field this large and complicated, it will be tempting to imagine sub-primaries to winnow the numbers. But it may not work out that way.
  50. 2020 elections
    Beto O’Rourke the Latest Potential Presidential DrafteeO’Rourke isn’t a war hero or a national leader like most earlier candidates being courted for a presidential run. But it helps him stay in the news.
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