O’Rourke is a Democrat, and is charismatic. That’s enough for 51% of voters today. I think he can win.
Never mind policy, never mind that he says the same things as most Republicans, never mind that he sees no greed in a system that was created purely out of greed— (most people are happy paying thousands of dollars to a corporation for the privilege of having them take their money and hand it over to a “provider” unless the insurance corp decides to just keep it, of course.)
Democrats like Beto, Pelosi, Clinton, Biden and most of the rest of the bloated field of candidates are full blown predatory capitalists. and have convinced a majority of their shit-for-brains supporters that we can’t have socialistic programs here, because that’s not who we are.
Obama tried several times to weaken Social Security. Yet how many millions still worship him as “the best president ever” simply because of his personal charisma, while completely ignoring his warmongering and human rights abuses?
How long do you think it will be before some Democrat like O’Rourke starts extolling the virtues of “privatization”? We will hear that “most people like the security of having their pension invested in markets” and even though every poll shows the opposite, they will be elected. Why?
Because they are charismatic and call themselves Democrats.
Because they are Not Trump.