Fukin` Siqqq presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke plans Town Hall event in Southeast San Diego
Everyday it seems like another lukewarm Democratic candidate enters the race, and now San Diego has the chance to see and hear from one in person.
On Tuesday, April 30th, Congressman Beto O'Rourke, also known as the candidate who promised to reunite Mars Volta because he's fuqqin` siqq, will be hosting a Town Hall event at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation in Southeast San Diego at 10am. Why Beto's campaign chose to host the Town Hall in a working class neighborhood during one of the most inconvenient hours for working class folks? Well, who knows. Maybe someone should ask him.
Either way, for those who are able to attend, RSVPs are currently open for registration on Beto's official website. The San Diego Town Hall comes as the last stop in a short California tour that starts in Los Angeles on Saturday, San Francisco on Sunday, and several stops in the Central Valley on Monday.
Known for being the millennial edgy Democratic candidate, including being a former punk rock musician and member of a 1980's hacking group, O'Rourke rose to national fame after narrowly losing the Senate race to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a long-time popular candidate in the state.
Charismatic and palatable as Beto is, however, being famous for losing still doesn't feel like the greatest platform to stand on. With more moderately conservative positions than most Democrats–keep in mind, he still is a Texas politician after all–Beto's main criticism comes at his ties and sympathies with business interests and a tendency to champion ideas more-so than actual policy. We've been promised hope before, and well, you know what happened.
As of April, 20 Democrats have announced their bid for the presidency, including famous contenders Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and the slightly-not-so-much crowd favorite, Joe Biden.
According to polling averages tracked by realclearpolitics.com, O’Rourke carries a 7.4% support rating among Democratic contenders, falling largely behind Biden (29.2%), Sen. Bernie Sanders (22.2%) and Sen. Kamala Harris (8.2%). So... we'll see how this goes.