Here he comes.
From The Hill:
O’Rourke raises $6.1M on campaign’s first day, exceeding rivals
Beto O’Rourke raised just over $6 million in the first 24 hours after he launched his presidential bid, his campaign announced Monday, exceeding the amounts raised by his 2020 rivals.
O’Rourke’s campaign said it took in $6.1 million in online contributions in the day after he announced his run for the 2020 Democratic nomination on Thursday morning. The El Paso Democrat’s total topped that of any other candidate who disclosed their fundraising haul for the first 24 hours of their campaign.
I think he’s going to win the nomination.
And the presidency.
And here’s how I think he’s going to do it.
“In just 24 hours, Americans across this country came together to prove that it is possible to run a true grassroots campaign for president — a campaign by all of us, for all of us, that answers not to the PACs, corporations, and special interests but to the people,” O’Rourke said in a statement.
Most nationally prominent (supposed) progressives, centrists and conservatives (plus whatever the fuck Trump is…a criminalist, at best.) have not been “listening to the people.” They have given the idea lip service for 50+ years, but they have really only been listening to the corporate interests that provide them with the…until very recently…necessary funds to sell themselves on TV like toothpaste, Big Pharma ripoffs or insurance companies.
Them days are gone forever, but the oldsters don’t realize it. They were almost gone during the 2018 presidential campaign, but the DNC and HRC still possessed enough tranced-out TV addicts to successfully demonize Bernie Sanders…who quite rightfully scared the shit out of the established corporate controllers…and defeat his own grassroots campaign.
Then things got really interesting!!!
A cheap carny barker managed to defeat almost the entire media system of the U.S. by personal magnetism alone!!! And…he has successfully continued that feat for almost three years now.
“There’s a fool born every minute.” P.T. Barnum is credited with this statement, and although there’s no evidence that he actually said this, it is nonetheless quite true. However, there are also non-fools being born every minute, and in my 50-years-and-counting, ongoing, up close and personal examination of the population of the United States, I estimate that non-fools outnumber the fools at about 70% to 30%…”30%” being somewhere around the lowest approval ratings of say G.W. Bush and Donald Trump, just for starters.
So…why haven’t the “non-fools” already elected a federal government that represents the best interests of the people?
Entropy. (lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder.
[Such as] ‘a marketplace where entropy reigns supreme’
The Assassination Years…also known as the Long Coup and the Silent Coup.
A mass media that has spun such a fabric of lies on every level…from the news right on down to the unconsciously accepted lying that we laughingly call “advertising”…that many people have simply given up believing almost anything!!!
But the tech revolution and social media in general have now reached a state where “the people”…the 70% non-foolish people…can without too much trouble find all views of what is happening equally represented and then make up their own minds. No more media “And now the news”…a “news” continuously slanted to deceive the people in the interests of the controllers!!!
Sure, Facebook, Amazon, Apple…you name them, the big tech companies…have their own slanting tricks, as do the bot-world opinion-makers from every highly developed country in the world. But they are now outnumbered!!! They cannot effectively shout down people like Bernie Sanders or Beto O’Rourke anymore. They cannot edit the images and videos available at the push of a keyboard button to “Arrrrgh!!!” people out the way they did with Howard Dean. They will try, of course…that’s how they make their bucks…but if they couldn’t unperson/nonperson a truly ugly motherfucker like Donald Trump, how well do you think they’ll do with a plainly decent man like Beto O’Rourke?
It’s gonna be an American Spring this year and next.
The supermajority is going to raise its head and say “Enough of this shit!!!”
P.S. And yes…O’Rourke has some learning to do on the national stage. He’s a little…coltish…sometimes. He jumps around too much; he puts a vid of his tooth cleaning online, etc.
But….and you will have to take this statement on faith from someone who has spent his entire life playing with really fine musicians…he has good time!!!
How do I know this?
That vid of him playing air drums to a rock tune in his car.
He’s highly rhythmically gifted.
“So what?” you might say.
“Does that mean that every gifted musician would succeed as a presidential candidate?”
And the answer of course is “No.”
But “good time” in a public speaker is golden!!!
And…again, take this from someone who has dealt closely with musicians on every level from grammar school kids to transcendent geniuses…”good time” is a fine measure of one’s intelligence quotient. It translates from the physical to the emotional and mental levels. Bet on it. This guy will learn…and fast…from his mistakes.
Like I said…watch.
He’s the real deal.