Barack Obama seethed as Donald Trump set about rolling back his disastrous legacy.
Obama fumed and plotted revenge.
And he just held this closed door meeting that could turn Donald Trump’s life upside down.
Now that the midterms are over, Democrats and the fake news media are setting their sights on the 2020 election.
Both Democrat primary voters as well as many so-called “reporters” are looking for the candidate who can defeat Donald Trump.
During the 2018 campaign, no candidate received more fake news media adulation than Texas Democrat Senate nominee Robert “Beto” O’Rourke.
O’Rourke was an Irishman who faked being Hispanic and parlayed “viral” social media videos into becoming a political phenomenon.
The media drooled over videos of O’Rourke air drumming to “The Who” and skateboarding in a Whataburger parking lot.
Fake news “journalists” gushed over his stump speeches and called him a “rock star” and delivered the ultimate seal of approval – claiming he looked like John F. Kennedy and had Barack Obama’s charisma.
During his failed challenge to Texas Republican Ted Cruz, O’Rourke raked in an unheard of $70 million dollars in fundraising.
That is Presidential campaign dollar amounts.
O’Rourke turning into a pop culture star – LA Lakers star Lebron James was photographed sporting one of his campaign hats – as well as his fundraising prowess and closer-than-expected loss to Cruz, fueled immediate talk of a Presidential campaign.
And reports are surfacing that O’Rourke is seriously considering the possibility.
The Washington Post reports he huddled up with Barack Obama at his Washington, D.C. home on November 16th and plotted taking out Trump in 2020.
Obama previously told his former chief strategist David Axelrod on an episode of Axelrod’s podcast that O’Rourke reminded him of himself.
“The reason I was able to make a connection with a sizable portion of the country was because people had a sense that I said what I meant,” Obama stated. “What I oftentimes am looking for first and foremost is, do you seem to mean it? Are you in this thing because you have a strong set of convictions that you are willing to risk things for?”
“What I liked most about his race was that it didn’t feel constantly poll-tested,” Obama continued. “It felt as if he based his statements and his positions on what he believed. And that, you’d like to think, is normally how things work. Sadly it’s not.”
In addition to Obama, there is evidence that rank-and-file leftists who vote in Democrat primaries also view O’Rourke as a serious contender.
A recent Harvard/Harris poll showed O’Rourke in third place ahead of Democrats like Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris – all who have spent more time building their national brand than O’Rourke has.
But early polls are just name ID polls.
They don’t truly indicate who the voters support.
Donald Trump was a polling afterthought in 2014 and 2015 before he entered the race.
And O’Rourke will face the challenge of being a straight, white male in a party that is anchored to identity politics and racial and gender grievance politics.
Should he win the nomination, he would run into the same problems he did in Texas.
O’Rourke is a down the line leftist who wants to ban guns, raise taxes, and promote kneeling for the national anthem as “the most American thing” one can do.
He will also be dogged by his past.
O’Rourke was arrested for drunk driving in 1998.
And if that wasn’t bad enough, the police report cited him for fleeing the scene of the accident.
Robert “Beto” O’Rourke is the Democrat’s flavor of the month.
He shot out of the 2018 election season like a supernova.
But can he go the distance?
Barack Obama appears to think so.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.