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Hope in 2018

Whenever I watch Beto O’Rourke, it feels like I’m drinking a cool glass of water in the desert. 

Photograph by Bill McCullough for The New Yorker


16 comments for “Hope in 2018”

  1. Len says:

    Man, this could be a photo of Bobby Kennedy in the ’60s. There’s a passing resemblence, isn’t there?

  2. Gigi says:

    Beto for Senate now, President later 🙂 I like the way that sounds.

    Also I heard voter turnout for these midterms is going to break the record, yay!

    • wendy says:

      He’s so inspiring. Someone I know went to college with Beto, and says that he’s as good as he appears. The real deal.

  3. Sinead says:

    Very optimistic image. Maybe that’s what America needs to do … go right back to the start, a pseudo 1960s black and white revolution of sorts. Fingers crossed for O’Rourke.

  4. Claire says:

    That man gives me goose bumps when I hear him speak.

  5. Karen says:

    Same–also adding Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams to the list.

    Here’s hoping (and VOTING.)

    • wendy says:

      Hadn’t seen your comment when I added Gillum and Abrams to my list. They’re amazing. Among the most talented politicians I’ve seen in a long time.

      • karen says:

        agreed. Andrew Gillum was my mayor when i was in graduate school at FSU and I am proud to have been able to vote for him in the primary and again in the general election.

        Whenever I get down on the state of things, I remember that Stacey Abrams will be president in 8 years and that helps.


  6. Sinead says:

    An American writing about America … somewhat gloomy but still from the right side of the political divide …


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