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Beto O Rourke s Presidential Run Is Already Highlighting Sexist Double Standards

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Mar 14, 2019 6:17 PM 3+ day ago

Less than 24 hours after Beto O'Rourke announced his bid for president, people are already noticing how differently his campaign is being received.

O'Rourke, a former Democratic congressman from Texas, declared his candidacy on Thursday morning in a video alongside his wife, Amy Hoover Sanders. Although he lost to incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in a tight race in November, his near-win launched the 46-year-old politician onto the national stage and brought many devoted followers.

Some argued that only a man would be able to lose such a highly publicized race and then run for president.

"Beto O'Rourke lost, but he's running for president. Bernie Sanders lost, but he's running for president," Twitter user Emilia wrote. "But Hillary Clinton shouldn't even show her face in the world of politics again. Sexism and double standards, my friends."

Others took note of the dynamic between O'Rourke and his wife in his announcement video. The clip, while energizing, featured him speaking while Hoover Sanders ...

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