Beto O'Rourke Wraps Up N.H. Visit With Promise To Return For More

Mar 21, 2019

Democrat Beto O'Rourke is wrapping up his first visit to New Hampshire since joining the race for President.

After stopping by a packed Taqueria in Manchester, O'Rourke told reporters he's tried to learn from New Hampshire voters during his three days here.

"I'm trying to do my best and I know that the people of New Hampshire are doing their best," he said. "They take this responsibility as the first primary state very seriously. And so many have said I expect to see you back, I have more questions for you. I'll look forward to answering them."

Among the questions voters asked O'Rourke in Manchester: What qualifies you to be leader of the free world?

Beto O'Rourke, a Democrat from Texas, poses for a selfie in Manchester, N.H., during his first presidential campaign visit to the lead-off primary state.
Credit Allegra Boverman for NHPR

O'Rourke said the country has a golden opportunity to reassert its leadership in the world.

He cited the Obama administration's deal with Iran on nuclear weapons as a potential model for non-violent resolution of crises abroad.