January 30, 2020
Beto O’Rourke may not be the most memorable candidate, but he’s made sure that we remember two things: his fluency in Spanish and the fact that his hometown is El Paso, a town that recently experienced a horrific mass shooting that killed 22. He has used the debate stage, and frankly, his hometown, as a platform to speak about gun violence. Receiving praise for his response of “Hell, yes” when asked if he would require that gun owners sell guns back to the government, his performance on in Texas wasn’t deplorable, but it didn’t do his campaign any favors, either. He remains one of the candidates with the weakest polling numbers.