WATCH: Beto Announces He’s Running for President; Responses Online Are Hilarious

After embarking on a soul-searching road trip following his disappointing defeat at the hands of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, Beto O’Rourke has finally come to his decision about ascending to the highest office in the land: He’s “in.” The only question is, are you?

“I am running to serve you as the next president,” Beto tweeted Thursday morning. “The challenges we face are the greatest in living memory. No one person can meet them on their own. Only this country can do that, and only if we build a movement that includes all of us. Say you’re in:”

The tweet also presents Beto’s announcement video, which features the failed senatorial candidate seated next to his beaming wife as he lays out his optimistic vision for his transcendent presidency.

O’Rourke has presented himself as somewhat of a centrist politician, though he’s taken a radical position on illegal immigration, not only opposing the building of a security wall on the southern border but actually calling for the dismantling of existing walls. Leading up to his big announcement, rumors had been circulating that Joe Biden may have already reached out to Beto as a potential running mate should the former vice president announce his own candidacy, as most expect he’ll do. “Advisers to former Vice President Joe Biden, who is considering a White House run of his own, said in December that they’d approached O’Rourke’s camp about his being a vice presidential candidate,” Marketwatch reported in February.

But this guy definitely didn’t donate: “Ted Cruz easily beat you and @realDonaldTrump will crush you,” he wrote, raining on the “Beto proud” parade. “Our economy is thriving, our climate is far cleaner than China or India and improving, GDP is fantastic and we don’t need illegal aliens, child trafficking, Mexican Drug Cartels or socialist agendas in US #BorderWall”

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