Michele Kendzie, Photographer, Scrapbook Designer, and Mom of Three Unschoolers in Fredericksburg, Virginia
May 8, 2019
from The Rolling Stone Politics 2020 Democratic Primary Leaderboard: After firing up the nationwide political machine that helped him nearly topple Texas mega-villain Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018, O’Rourke has the money to compete for the Democratic nomination. He’s raised $9.4 million, on the strength of 280,000 contributions. But after months of basking the limelight like a political rock star, Beto now seems to be choking on the dust of the Buttigieg boomlet. The former Texas congressman, 46, is trying to regain momentum by stepping up on climate policy, calling for a $1.5 trillion investment to get the U.S. to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, while pledging not to accept donations from fossil fuel interests.Signature Policy: O’Rourke, until this year a representative for El Paso, has centered on immigration reform, based on “respect and dignity.” Signature Apology: Beto was arrested for drunk-driving at 26, which he’s called a “terrible mistake.”
March 14, 2019
Via News & Guts, Dan Rather's online news group on Facebook, I saw a Twitter post in which Beto said, "I'm running to serve you as the next president. The challenges we face are the greatest in living memory. No one person can meet them on their own. Only this country can do that, and only if we build a movement that includes all of us." I hope he's being overly dramatic but he has similar ideas as the other democrats: make government work for ALL people. Andrew seems to have more specific plans though.