Enter: Beto O’Bourke

Maybe Joe Hagan quoted the failed Texas senatorial candidate to capture a moment when the man slipped on a banana peel:

For O’Rourke, what followed was a near-mystical experience. “I don’t ever prepare a speech,” he says. “I don’t write out what I’m going to say. I remember driving to that, I was, like, ‘What do I say? Maybe I’ll just introduce myself. I’ll take questions.’ I got in there, and I don’t know if it’s a speech or not, but it felt amazing. Because every word was pulled out of me. Like, by some greater force, which was just the people there. Everything that I said, I was, like, watching myself, being like, How am I saying this stuff? Where is this coming from?

Obama and Reagan and JFK weren’t this obvious about their narcissism.

I’m so sick of this shit. Imagine a woman getting away with it. Imagine Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Kirsten Gillibrand declaring empty vessel candidacies that voters can fill.

“Beto” O’Bourke would be a decent vice presidential nominee for any of them, or, better, a terrific opponent for John Cornyn in the 2020 Texas senate race.

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