Hollywood is still gaga for Beto O’Rourke and even though he lost his Senate race in Texas, many entertainers are now pushing O’Rourke to run for the presidency in 2020.
Hollywood liberals appear to have been hit hard by O’Rourke’s loss to Texas Senator Ted Cruz and in the hours after his loss on November 6, a long list of denizens of Tinsel Town took to Twitter to plead for O’Rourke to forget something as small as running for Senate and instead set his sights on the White House.
One of the earliest to take to Twitter to push for Beto to run for president was actress Alyssa Milano who wrote, “Beto lost? That’s ok. Now he can run for President.”
Beto lost? That’s ok. Now he can run for President.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 7, 2018
Well, maybe it wouldn’t be so mad to have a loser representing the Democrat Party! Ha, ha.
Another early Beto booster, though this one not a member of the Hollywood elite, was Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr. Coach Kerr echoed Milano’s call for more Beto:
— Steve Kerr (@SteveKerr) November 7, 2018
But, as The Wrap reported, many others were quick to jump onboard with Milano’s Betoing:
— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) November 7, 2018
Beto 2020. Let’s do this.
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) November 7, 2018
Guys – if Beto can get 49% of the vote in Texas, what can he get in, um, America?
— Gotham Chopra (@gothamchopra) November 7, 2018
Beto might have lost Texas but his loss has paved the way for him to run for President. #Beto2020
— Paola Mendoza (@paolamendoza) November 7, 2018
What Beto O'Rourke did in Texas was absolutely amazing and—while I'm certainly not announcing support for any candidate—I do believe, fervently, Beto should run for President of the United States in 2020.
100% serious. If he can get 48% in Texas, anything is possible nationally.
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) November 7, 2018
I will roll my eyes, bite my tongue and vote for Beto in 2020 if that’s what it takes, but you all are making me sick saying a straight white man who LOST—a good guy, sure—is our next “best” presidential candidate. Let’s not forget who actually won last night: WOMEN. POC. LGBTQ.
— Jill Gutowitz (@jillboard) November 7, 2018
— Slate (@Slate) November 7, 2018
— Kendall Rae💫 (@KendallRaeOnYT) November 7, 2018
— Pedro Pascal (@PedroPascal1) November 7, 2018
The fact that Beto came so close still feels like a big deal.
— Emily Nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) November 7, 2018
Another 2020 thought: If you look at the progressive strategy of Gillum, Abrams and Beto and say “it failed so dems should move center”, you are ignoring A) The deep deep voter suppression they all faced and B) how remarkable it is they came so close despite it.
— Jonathan Mann (@songadaymann) November 7, 2018
God bless @BetoORourke
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) November 7, 2018
Ted Cruz defeats @BetoORourke, but here’s an idea:
— 🏝 Kim (@kim) November 7, 2018
— Glennon Doyle (@GlennonDoyle) November 7, 2018
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