Failing â€˜White Privilegeâ€™ Candidate Beto Oâ€™Rourke Slammed for Suggesting Stacey Abrams as Running Mate
BY: Andrew Stiles
May 13, 2019 3:40 pm
Beto O'Rourke, the heiress husband and failed Senate candidate who briefly launched a career as a pensive travel blogger before deciding to run for president, is struggling to stay relevant in the Democratic primary. In a recent poll of primary voters in New Hampshire, O'Rourke is approaching "statistically insignificant" territory. South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is surging, while THE POLITICO is running feature stories on "Beto's Long History of Failing Upward."
Given the circumstances, O'Rourke was asked a rather ridiculous question during a recent campaign stop in Bedford, N.H. Would he, if nominated, select "one of the amazing woman candidates" as a running mate? As Beto rightly pointed out, the very notion of him discussing possible running mates at this point was "a little bit presumptuous." He went on to suggest that, in the unlikely event that he does win the nomination, he probably would select a female rival as a running mate, or perhaps "some other extraordinary woman who's not running right now," such as Stacey Abrams.
Abrams, the failed George gubernatorial candidate who continues to threaten the fabric of our democracy by refusing to concede defeat in that race, is unlikely to be flattered by O'Rourke's hypothetical offer. She has already refused, according to reports, an actual offer from former Vice President Joe Biden to join his ticket as the VP nominee, a proposal that one of Abrams' own aides denounced as "exploitative." The self-declared governor of Georgia has even left open the possibility of entering the Democratic primary as a presidential candidate, telling the ladies of The View, "I think you don't run for second place."