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Beto O’Rourke Skateboarding In The Whataburger Parking Lot

After long days, O'Rourke said, "you need a little, like, moment. So this is going to be our zen. Right here. This skateboard."
1 year ago by Scarce

O'Rourke is still the underdog against the hateful and morally bankrupt Ted Cruz, but who knows, anything can happen with enthusiasm and momentum.


On Sunday, Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke posted a video on Facebook talking to supporters. One thing was a bit different than typical political candidates, however. The challenger of Sen. Ted Cruz (D-TX) (R-TX) did it after skateboarding through the parking lot.

The popular Democratic candidate explained that a friend of the campaign gave them a gift card to Whataburger for when they’re on the road. As he walked inside on Saturday night, O’Rourke shook a few hands, and some began chanting his name.

O’Rourke then sat down to speak with supporters on camera about their efforts to help the campaign. One volunteer explained that they’ve been traveling through two bus breakdowns and one bottle of tequila for 32 people.

As of the last week, O’Rourke was up [ed.] against Cruz in the polls. Political scientists predict that the enthusiasm for O’Rourke’s candidacy has the chance to change Texas politics for years to come.

A San Antonio supporter named Bryan, in his late 20s or early 30s, gave his Land Yachts skateboard to . After long days, O'Rourke said, "you need a little, like, moment. So this going to be our zen. Right here. This skateboard."

— Bob Garrett (@RobertTGarrett)

The visit to Whataburger wasn't a campaign stop. Just life on the road captured by a real candidate for U.S. Senate.


Posted by on Saturday, August 18, 2018

And of course does what it does in this cool little video.

I took that livestream of skateboarding in a Whataburger parking lot and made it into a 90s skate video.

— don (@donswaynos)

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