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Beto O’Rourke’s Chances in 2020

This is actually the perfect time to be running for president. Thanks to the current administration, would-be candidates no longer need to be concerned with experience level or other qualifications.

As Beto O’Rourke officially announces his campaign for the 2020 US presidential election, I’m cautiously optimistic.

In reality, Beto might face resistance for being overqualified. As an even-tempered and seemingly intelligent person of sound-mind, the voting public may find it difficult to relate.

Based on the most-recent election trends, arrogance, intolerance, and unsubstantiated claims-directly appealing to the fears of the aging baby-boomer population-can be effectively substituted in place of the more traditional presidential characteristics-leadership, problem-solving, intelligence, and so forth.

The composition of America continues to evolve and more freely embrace ideals seeming to reflect the concept of “Humanity” vs “Nationality”. In general, the population has adapted and become conscious and informed as a result of advancements in technology and the access to the Internet.

Simultaneously, a significant portion of the population provides a stark contrast-demonstrating resistance-to-change and exposing a vulnerability (or preference?) for consuming opinion and emotion-based information. Unfortunately, this demographic is most-likely to participate in voting activities on election day.

Former president Barack Obama had previously alluded to Beto O’Rourke being suitable candidate and noted similarities between himself and the presidential-hopeful. Admittedly, I’m not familiar with Beto O’Rourke’s position on every issue, but that’s a strong endorsement.

Scott Claeys

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