Democrats rarely have to answer for their crimes.
Their voters don’t care, so they are able to continue on.
But something a top Democrat did is so bad that he’s going down in flames.
The Democrat’s New Obama
Rep. Beto O’Rourke has made a name for himself as a Democrat leader.
He’s able to communicate the Democrat message in a way to motivate his base.
During his run against Sen. Ted Cruz in Texas, he is doing that very well.
He enjoys support from both the far-left and moderate wings on the party.
That makes him in a prime position to take on Trump in 2020.
Many feel that he could be the next Obama for that reason.
But he has one skeleton in his closet that will make doing that difficult.
A DUI in 1998 continues to be a scandal used against him.
O’Rourke continues to try to excuse it, and that might work.
But new developments to the story will surely make that a harder task.
He Tried To Flee The Scene
In trying to excuse the DUI, O’Rourke told voters that he “f***ed up.”
He claims he has grown up since the DUI and learned from his mistakes.
But while that may be true, he is underplaying just how bad it was.
New details around it have emerged.
And as it turns out, he didn’t just get a DUI, but he tried to flee the scene.
After ramming into the median while drunk, a witness claims he tried to get away but was incapable.
His blood alcohol level has also come out.
At .138 it was well above the legal limit.
According to police, he was also traveling at a high rate of speed.
His Democrat Campaign Could Fail
In Texas, it is unlikely for a Democrat to win statewide office.
But some believe Beto O’Rourke is different.
His campaign is using a different model than past Democrats in Texas.
He is visiting every county in the state.
That includes counties that are highly Republican.
Some believe that his strategy will motivate Democrat voters allowing him to win.
And his polling numbers show that being a possibility.
Some polls are showing O’Rourke just a few votes below Cruz.
But with the new information around his scandal, he could lose a lot of support.
The new information proves he could have killed somebody.
Driving as recklessly as he showed it was more than just a small mistake.
And then underplaying it as a simple screw-up shows he may not understand the severity.
Democrat Rising Star Going Down
Even if he doesn’t win in the Texas Senate race, he will almost certainly seek higher office.
But with this scandal, those plans could be over.
Many high-level Democrats are expecting him to run in 2020.
They see many parallels between O’Rourke and Obama.
But one thing Obama didn’t have is a DUI scandal looming over him.
And that could make all the difference.
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