Three Things Beto O'Rourke Should Be Doing Before He Launches a Presidential Bid

Since his close defeat by Ted Cruz for Senate, Beto O'Rourke has taken us all along on his soapy "As the Candidate Turns" drama.A run for the Democratic nomination for president has been delayed by his self-proclaimed "funk" over losing to Cruz, deliberations on whether to run for the White House or the Senate and understandable concern over the impact on his family of another high-stakes, hard-fought campaign.While some pundits have questioned whether O'Rourke is already in over his head, he's more likely proceeding with the caution needed for such a huge undertaking.By now O'Rourke has likely discovered that running for president is a more daunting task and far more complicated than barnstorming through Texas' 254 counties.He is poised to run for president.The former El Paso congressman will not challenge Sen. John Cornyn in 2020, The Dallas Morning News has reported, opening the door for him to launch a campaign for the Democratic Party nomination for president, joining a cavalcade of candidates looking for the chance to beat Donald Trump in 2020. Sources close to O'Rourke have said an announcement could come soon, possibly as early as this week.  Continue reading...

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