6 opinions on Beto O'Rourke's 2020 presidential bid from New York Times, CNN, Fox News and more

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  • Helen M Kimball Salt Lake City, UT
    March 15, 2019 9:13 p.m.

    O'rouke lost. I like his enthusiasm and his ability to connect with people. But I agree with Bloomberg on this, he lost his last election...

    I wish the Democrats would get a serious business man/woman with the grit to call Trump out to run in the primary. Trump really thinks he is better at business than he really is (but that is for another time).

    Good luck Beto. Show me what you got, maybe I will ask my delegate to vote for you in the primary.

  • pragmatistferlife Salt Lake City, UT
    March 15, 2019 8:21 a.m.

    Beto may be the least declared in terms of policies among the serious Democratic candidates, so I want to see the beef. The old we must come together, routine is not going to cut it this time. Policies that will benefit all and presented in a reasonable fashion (discredits the socialism tag) will win out.

    "Without Nancy's endorsement no Democratic candidate has a chance, and Nancy is about the most radical, polarizing Democrat on capital hill. "

    This is just pure silly. You think Nancy is going to endorse a primary candidate? The most radical Democrat on capitol hill, that statement alone discredits all you said before.

  • Harrier84 Bountiful, UT
    March 14, 2019 5:30 p.m.

    Beto isn't radical enough for today's Democrats.

  • Sanefan Wellsville, UT
    March 14, 2019 3:26 p.m.

    Well, like former House Speaker Gingrich said of the announcement, "he's got nothing else to doing this year."

  • T-money$$$ Salt Lake City, UT
    March 14, 2019 3:06 p.m.

    Beto is a very interesting choice for democrats. He is much more moderate politically than many realize (including many media outlets and political pundits), he has an outsider's appeal and broad support with many minority groups and millennial voters.

    In many ways, he is a politician cast from the same sort of mold as Obama back in '08.

    Not my 1st choice for 2020 (his lack of legislative experience is enough to give me pause) but he would do very, very well against Trump in the general election.

    The big question now is how much will he impact the democratic primaries with such a crowded field...

  • water rocket , 00
    March 14, 2019 2:51 p.m.

    FINALLY, a Democratic candidate who is not radically inclined and isn't promising the moon to buy votes with our tax money. The big problem here is that the Democratic party really doesn't want a moderate candidate, no matter how genuine he (or she) may be. Besides, there is the Nancy Pelosi issue. Without Nancy's endorsement no Democratic candidate has a chance, and Nancy is about the most radical, polarizing Democrat on capital hill. The Republicans have Trump and the Democrats have Pelosi, and until we can do away with the caucus system and allow voters to determine who their candidate will be, things simply will never change.

  • Husker2 , 00
    March 14, 2019 2:35 p.m.

    It might be easier to list which Democrats are not running for President in 2020.