The Beto O’Rourke campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination: “Nothing will come of nothing”


 

The Beto O’Rourke campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination: “Nothing will come of nothing”

By
David Walsh

16 March 2019

On Thursday former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke became the 15th declared candidate for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination. The 15th so far. There are more nonentities, hucksters and reactionaries to follow.

O’Rourke is a conventional American bourgeois politician. He attempts to make something out of his relative youth, “punk rock” background and tactical differences with ultra-reactionaries such as Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, against whom he ran for the US Senate seat in Texas in 2018.

But as Shakespeare’s King Lear once noted, ominously for everyone concerned as it turned out, “Nothing will come of nothing.”

Beto O’Rourke on the cover of Vanity Fair

O’Rourke’s three-minute video released Thursday announcing his candidacy for the 2020 nomination

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