If history repeats itself, O’Rourke will lose the Senate race but win the presidency.
There are some interesting parallels between Texas 2018 and Illinois 1858. For example, one candidate; leftist O’Rourke, represents the radical rising tide. Moreover, his opponent; conservative bad boy Cruz, represents the increasingly unpopular old order.
To clarify, back in 1858 average people widely viewed Douglas as a puppet of the Southern Slave Power. Correspondingly, many modern Americans view conservatives; like Cruz, as shills for the corporate plutocracy or 1%.
In 1858, for example, many Americans; particularly northerners, felt the government was the puppet of the Slave Power. That drove them to back the radical Republican Party and vote for unknowns like Lincoln.Read more