In the land of Democrats, losing is actually a success – one that should lead to bigger and better things.
Former U.S. Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke applied that logic when he recently announced his run for president in 2020 after an embarrassing loss to Ted Cruz for a U.S. Senate seat last year, and it’s seemingly contagious.
Stacey Abrams, a former minority leader in the Georgia House of Representatives, told CBS This Morning on Wednesday that her losing bid for governor of Georgia last year proves she has the right stuff to take on Trump – or that she’s at least as qualified as other Democrats in the race.
"I think the success I had in our election… positions me to be just as capable of becoming the President of the United States as anyone running. My responsibility though, is to make sure I’m running for the right reasons and at the right time." — @staceyabrams on a 2020 run pic.twitter.com/8ZZq9wW0v2
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) March 27, 2019
“I am deeply appreciative of those who have encouraged me to run for a variety of offices. I would say the presidency wasn’t top of mind to begin with, but I think the success I had in our election, transforming the electorate, […]
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