Who the hell runs for VP?
Via NBC News:
Beto O’Rourke said Tuesday that he hasn’t ruled out being a 2020 vice presidential candidate — even as he plans to decide in the next 10 days if he’ll seek the presidency.
Answering a question in Spanish about the possibility of being another candidate’s running mate, the Democratic former Texas congressman answered in Spanish: “I’m going to consider every way to serve this country. And, yes, that will include anything.”
O’Rourke, who became a political star by nearly upsetting Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in November, was honored at a luncheon in his native El Paso, a U.S.-Mexico border city, as the 2018 El Pasoan of the Year. He said in English that he may yet opt to challenge U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, the Republican whip, in 2020.
He said his next step “may involve running for the presidency. It may involve something else.”
Advisers to former Vice President Joe Biden, who is considering a White House run of his own, said in December that they’d approached O’Rourke’s camp about his being a vice presidential candidate. O’Rourke said then that he’d not spoken to Biden, and his camp hasn’t dismissed the idea since.
O’Rourke, who was a superdelegate for Hillary Clinton at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, applauded Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ announcement on Tuesday that he was joining the crowded field of 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls. But, he added, “I’m not going to consider other candidates” when deciding for himself.