Is Beto O’Rourke Basing His Campaign on Apologies? -- Can He Beat Donald Trump This Way?

Beto O’Rourke is occupying the media landscape in an efficient way, but the first few days of his campaign are turning into an apology tour for his mistakes.

Is Beto O’Rourke Basing His Campaign on Apologies? -- Can He Beat Donald Trump This Way?558
source: Engadget

Soon after he made the official announcement that he plans to run for president in 2020, former El Paso Congressman Beto O’Rourke seems to have taken a somewhat strange approach to the campaign.

While most politicians typically use the first moments of their campaigns to build strong momentum by explaining their ideas and principles in detail, O’Rourke has instead started to apologize for various incidents from his past.

These ranged from certain jokes he had made about his life with his wife, to things he had done in the past.

O’Rourke also wanted to reassure everyone that he plans to change for the better in the future.

However, how much that has managed to resonate with his audience is hard to say, as it looks like most people right now are questioning the politician’s actual intentions behind all of this.

An interesting detail O’Rourke shared during his apology round was that he had been heavily involved in hacking during his younger years, and was even a part of an organized team.

He explained: "I’ll be more thoughtful going forward in the way that I talk about our marriage."

The day before, he told a news outlet: "Not anything that I’m proud of today. I’m mortified to read it now, incredibly embarrassed."

O'Rourke is planning to fire a more experienced team in the future. The Texan, he added: "I'm working with an extraordinary team right now, some of whom helped me in the amazing Senate race that we ran in Texas, some of whom are new to this campaign. I am in talks with someone who might be very excited to lead this effort, but at the same time that I say that, I want to give my thanks to the team that has started this up and allowed us to have such a strong start three-and-a-half days into this campaign."

Oddly enough, that particular comment seems to have resonated better with some than the rest of his apologies.

This, combined with other recent events surrounding the upcoming 2020 election rounds, is a good indication that political junkies are going to see an interesting race next year.

Many candidates have come forward with bright ideas and strong-looking campaigns, and it looks like President Donald Trump is going to face a significant challenge if he wants to stay relevant.

Still, it is possible that Trump has something up his sleeve that nobody is aware of yet.

Do you think O'Rouke is the wrong or right man to take on Trump?