Former punk rocker and now politician Beto O’Rourke has announced he is ending his Presidential campaign leading into 2020.
America’s dreams of having a punk President have come to an abrupt end as he says he is ending his candidacy and will not run for Senate in 2020 either.
“Though it is difficult to accept, it is clear to me now that this campaign does not have the means to move forward successfully,” O’Rourke announced in a letter posted to Medium. “My service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee. Acknowledging this now is in the best interests of those in the campaign; it is in the best interests of this party as we seek to unify around a nominee; and it is in the best interests of the country.”
In case you forgot, Beto O’Rourke famously became branded as a skateboard riding, punk rock loving politician after the GOP tried to smear his name. It also came out that he played in El Paso hardcore act Foss with At The Drive In‘s Cedric Bixler-Zavala.
Videos started emerging of him playing with his band and people started rallying behind him.
Sadly, this likely means we won’t see a Mars Volta reunion during the election campaign or at the next inauguration ceremony. O’Rourke answered a question about a reunion after someone asked him at an event.
“We would be honored to have The Mars Volta play anything along the campaign or in the presidency,” O’Rourke responded. “That group is one of the most talented collections of individuals, and I’m really proud that they’re from El Paso.”
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