O’Rourke became a national media darling in his bid to take out one of the most visible Republicans in the Senate. Nearly $70 million dollars poured into the race and Hollywood celebrity endorsements were commonplace.
During one particularly egregious interview, an ABC reporter called Beto a “rockstar” while breathlessly bouncing alongside him at a campaign rally.
Here is a good compilation by the Free Beacon of the glowing press coverage Beto received:
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) November 7, 2018
O’Rourke held a stadium-sized victory party in Texas last night for thousands of his supporters. When the news of the results came in, many of the sad ‘Beto-Bros’ cried real tears of loss for the skateboarding, hip-with-it candidate.
Triggered O’Rourke supporters were also “literally shaking” all over the internet at their hero’s loss.
In his concession speech, Beto declared that he is “f***ing proud” of his supporters.
“I want to thank this amazing campaign of people — not a dime from a single PAC. All people, all the time, in every single part of Texas. All of you showing the country how you do this,” O’Rourke said. “I’m so f***ing proud of you guys.”