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Mar 14, 2019 12:55

Beto's weird rollout

Beto's Wife Inadvertently Hits the Beto Hype

"O’Rourke and his wife, Amy, an educator nine years his junior, both describe the moment they first witnessed the power of O’Rourke’s gift. It was in Houston, the third stop on O’Rourke’s two-year Senate campaign against Ted Cruz. “Every seat was taken, every wall, every space in the room was filled with probably a thousand people,” recalls Amy O’Rourke. “You could feel the floor moving almost. It was not totally clear that Beto was what everybody was looking for, but just like that people were so ready for something. So that was totally shocking. I mean, like, took-my-breath-away shocking.”
-Amy O'Rourke, on her husband's appeal

I don't think she meant it, but Amy O'Rourke really hits the nail on the head here about her husband's appeal: he exists and is handsome and charasmatic. In an era begging for it.