TEXAS – “Though it is difficult to accept, it is clear to me now that this campaign does not have the means to move forward successfully,” he wrote. “My service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee.”
Pulling the plug now, he wrote, is in the best interest of campaign staff and the party and its eventual nominee.<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Our campaign has always been about seeing clearly, speaking honestly, and acting decisively.
Our campaign has always been about seeing clearly, speaking honestly, and acting decisively.
In that spirit: I am announcing that my service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee. https://t.co/8jrBPGuX4t
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) November 1, 2019
Rourke said in a email without warning according to dallasnews.com
In fact Rourke would probably not have scored a invitation to participate in the next debates with only getting two of the four polls he would have needed to qualify, the deadline for those polls was November 13th.
Oh no, Beto just dropped out of race for President despite him saying he was “born for this.” I don’t think so!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 1, 2019
Donald Trump jumped on the announcement quickly saying, “Oh no, Beto just dropped our of the race for President despite him saying he was “born for this,” I dont think so.”
Rourke’s platform included mandatory buyback of assault weapons that brought a lot of negative coverage. tw