During a tape sit down interview that aired on the Oprah Winfrey Netwoek, former Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke finally addressed the big question a lot of people have been asking.

Oprah joked about why she wanted to have him on.

She wanted to know what all the fuss was about and if he was the real deal as people claimed.

O’Rourke raised $70 million in his failed attempt to become a U.S. senator.

“I have been thinking about running for President,” O’Rourke exclaimed before the audience erupted in a big round of applause.

However, it wasn’t a formal announcement.

He gave a long-winded, wrap around response on if he has what it takes to be president.

Oprah wasn’t going to let him get away that easily.

She questioned him several times about his decision.

“That’s a big question for us to think through,” O’Rourke said. “ I have to tell you and you can tell I’m so excited at the prospect of being able to play that role.”

On Saturday, O’Rourke hinted on which way he may be leaning by making two stops in Wisconsin.

“Definitely listening to people who are far smarter than I am, far more experienced than I am to gain the benefit of their wisdom. And then make an informed decision about what is best for the country,” O’Rourke said.

His decision will be based on his family’s support.

Oprah ended the interview saying what a lot of people are thinking.

“You seem like you’re getting ready to run,” she said.

In the last couple of weeks O’Rourke has also visited New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Colorado.


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