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Robert Francis O’Rourke (Beto) Drops Out of Presidential Race

And then there were…..10?

I honestly don’t know how many are left, but there’s one less today as Robert Francis O’Rourke is officially out.

Put a fork in him because he’s DONE.

First he lost to Ted Cruz.

Why he then thought he would fight up out of his weight class and take on Donald Trump is beyond me, but he got clobbered!


Here was his end of the campaign speech:

Fox News had more on Beto's failure:

Former Texas Democrat congressman Beto O'Rourke announced Friday he is withdrawing from the 2020 presidential race, telling supporters “it is clear to me now that this campaign does not have the means to move forward successfully.”

O'Rourke entered the race in March to great fanfare after nearly defeating Texas incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz in the 2018 midterms but struggled to gain traction in the massive Democratic primary field.

“My service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee,” O’Rourke wrote in a post on Medium. “Acknowledging this now is in the best interests of those in the campaign; it is in the best interests of this party as we seek to unify around a nominee; and it is in the best interests of the country.”

O’Rourke was in Iowa, ahead of a planned appearance at an event in Des Moines, when he announced his exit from the race. On Friday, an emotional O’Rourke addressed a group of supporters after the news broke. “This has been the honor of my lifetime,” he told them. “I love you all and I know that I’ll be seeing you down the road.”

An O'Rourke spokesperson confirmed to Fox News that the candidate had ruled out running for the Senate next year, when Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, is up for re-election.

President Trump reacted to the news by tweeting Friday, "Oh no, Beto just dropped out of race for President despite him saying he was 'born for this.' I don’t think so!"

O'Rourke sought to make gun control a top issue in his campaign, most notably after the Aug. 3 mass shooting in his hometown of El Paso. He went so far as to embrace the confiscation of certain firearms, memorably  saying in a September debate, "Hell yes, we are going to take your AR-15."

President Trump mocked him in hilarious fashion:

Now hold up a don't think it was "Butt-shine" poem that did him in, do you?

Yes folks, this is real.

This is a real poem Beto wrote himself.



And here is a guy trying to read it outloud without laughing.

It's hilarious:

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