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Beto O’Rourke proves he’s cooler than Ted Cruz by shredding a Whataburger parking lot

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David Covucci

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Posted on Aug 20, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 8:23 am CDT

Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) is currently running against one of the least popular and most uncool members of the U.S. Senate, Ted Cruz.

So pretty much anything O’Rourke does on the campaign trail will be infinitely cooler than Cruz and be praised by the internet as #epic.

Like gently cruising around a Whataburger parking lot in Texas on a skateboard while saying “woosh.”


Posted by Beto O'Rourke on Saturday, August 18, 2018

(The cruising is at the beginning of the 37-minute video above.)

Twitter—the social media networking site that loves things—loved it.

It also got the early 2000s punk treatment.

At the Whataburger after the skateboard sesh, everyone in O’Rourke’s camp ordered Triple Meat Whataburgers, a reference to a curious dig Cruz recently made at him.

Cruz’s lead over O’Rourke has been tightening in the past few weeks—Cruz’s lead is down to about six points, according to the Real Clear Politics average—and now it looks like O’Rourke might just kickflip his way to the upper chamber and turn the Capitol rotunda upside down (and into a halfpipe).

Just call him Sen. Skateboard.

H/T @JoshBillinson

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*First Published: Aug 20, 2018, 11:10 am CDT