Beto for president?

Discussion in 'The Dungeon' started by sheepofblue, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. sheepofblue

    sheepofblue Well-Known Member

    Something to ponder, if 'Beto' runs for president how many states will require his legal name only on the ballot? I think Alabama allows nicknames but there are states that don't. If he has to be on as Robert O'Rourke does that impact his vote tally?
  2. Fonda Dix

    Fonda Dix Well-Known Member

    I can assure you he was going to use Robert in Massachusetts anyway.

    Beto is for Arizona, Texas and New Mexico.

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  3. sheepofblue

    sheepofblue Well-Known Member

    Yes but can the snowflake army translate and get name recognition....
  4. cpettit

    cpettit Well-Known Member

    Robert Portman ran as Rob Portman for something here in Ohio this past fall. I am sure there are loads of politicians who use their shortened names. Not sure what the rules about presidential vs senate/house/congress candidates are though.
  5. R Acree

    R Acree WTF

    Last I checked, no conservative would be likely to confused Rob and Robert, or even Robby Bobby. Beto isn't even close.
  6. Motofun352

    Motofun352 Well-Known Member

    Just what is a Beto? Is it like an Alpho, Gammo or Delto? o_O
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  7. sheepofblue

    sheepofblue Well-Known Member

    Beto is a nickname something not all states allow. For instance it is common here to see someone run as "Coach ____" for a school board slot since nicknames are allowed here. I think everywhere allows you to use a legal but shortened name. Thus Barack could not run as Benny but could run as Barack or Barack Hussien. Or Donald, DJ Donald J or Don but not Donito :beer: Though as I say in Alabama he could run as Donito :crackup:
  8. K51000

    K51000 Well-Known Member

    Hey Austinites, and others in the know,
    Isn't the the same guy that I saw over 35 yrs ago in Austin Music scene,
    the longhaired headliner for a band called:

    Beto and the Fairlanes? Or Beto and the Fabulous Fairlanes?
  9. cpettit

    cpettit Well-Known Member

    The letters B, E, T and O all appear in his name. Plus, you can probably campaign on whatever name you want. It's likely just a law about how it appears on the ballot.
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  10. TXFZ1

    TXFZ1 Well-Known Member

    Bad Brains and another band called Swedes.
  11. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    I believe it comes from Roberto...Beto is better than Berto. Cause of his Mexcian heritage. You know. From the famous mexican O'Rourke's. :rolleyes:

    Also I'm shocked and suprised no one has called him out on 'cultural appropriations' for using a mexican slang name. :rolleyes:
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  12. K51000

    K51000 Well-Known Member

    OK, also Beto and the Fairlanes @ 1980?

    The rules don't apply to demoncraps, they can, and do get away with whatever they want. AKA- Killary Clinton
  13. GixxerBlade

    GixxerBlade Oh geez

    Whatever. He’s an white American with Irish descent trying to pander to the Hispanic community. His nickname makes it even worse.
  14. Fonda Dix

    Fonda Dix Well-Known Member

    What benefited him in El Paso wont be such a help on the national stage.
  15. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

    Not for that party this go-round. Maybe a couple of election cycles ago, but not this time.

    For the 2020 Dem candidate, he has insufficient dermal melanin, and is guilty of the crime of penis possession.
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  16. blkduc

    blkduc no time for jibba jabba

    They did on twitter, but the resistance warriors in the media did their best to shield him from it.
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  17. brex

    brex Well-Known Member

    Did he grow up in the Bronx as well?
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  18. XFBO

    XFBO Well-Known Member

    Can guarantee you the nickname likely came from either their hispanic nanny and/or house-help......

    White people don't generally attach a latin-ish nickname to their kids......please.
  19. blkduc

    blkduc no time for jibba jabba

    As well as who? J-Lo?
  20. Steeltoe

    Steeltoe Breaker of chains.


    I still don't know who/what it is.

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