Readers React: From Senate also-ran to presidential greatness: It’s been done

Beto O’ Rourke
Beto O’Rourke speaks during an interview with Oprah Winfrey in New York on Feb. 5, 2019.
(Kathy Willens / Associated Press)

To the editor: So here we have a tall, thin, relatively young politician whose only service in national office has been a brief time in Congress. Now he’s seen as a potential presidential candidate simply because his Senate run got national attention — and then he lost.

This of course is former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) in February 2019. This interestingly is also Abraham Lincoln in February 1859.

Richard Rowe, Huntington Beach

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