In an era of political polarization and divisive rhetoric, many Democrats find refuge in nostalgia for the presidency of Barack Obama. Articulate, thoughtful, and personally charming, Obama seems in every way the opposite of the current occupant of the White House. In Beto O’Rourke, the galvanizing speaker out of El Paso who emphasizes themes of unity and optimism, many see a chance for a return to the more feel-good political style of Barack Obama. …

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