Both Andrew Gillum and Beto O’Rourke were losers in 2018.
Gillum, a Democrat who ran for governor of Florida, lost to Republican Ron DeSantis. Despite an adoring media, who pushed and covered for Gillum, the Sunshine State rejected him. Even after initially conceding to DeSantis and then taking it back amid a recount (because Florida still doesn’t seem to know how to vote), Gillum still lost.
Likewise, Beto O’Rourke also lost his race for United States Senate in Texas against one of the media’s most hated Republicans, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. As much as the media pushed for Gillum to become the next governor of Florida, they worked even harder to make O’Rourke a United States senator from Texas.
But never fear, as soon as both lost, there was clamoring for both to run in the 2020 to challenge President Donald.
Now, with their latest moves, it appears the both Gillum and O’Rourke have 2020 on their minds.
Both Gillum and O’Rourke, in the past couple of days, have met with former President Barack Obama.
When asked about his plans for 2020, Gillum responded: “What I am committed to doing between now and 2020 is doing everything I can to make the state of Florida available and winnable for the democratic nominee for president.”
O’Rourke, after initally ruling out a run for president, quickly changed his mind in recent days, saying he’s interested in helping in anyway possible to change the direction of the country.
At this point, it looks as if the 2020 Democratic field for president may be as crowded, perhaps more so than the Republican field in 2016. Although, O’Rourke and Gillum will have to contend with former Vice President Joe Biden, who, according to Biden, is the most qualified person to become President of the United States.
Who knows what will happen with the Dems in 2020, but one thing is for sure, it will be one wild, crazy and strange ride.