Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who was elected to Congress in 2012 and is now running against Sen. Ted Cruz for the Senate, is being called an Obama-like potential challenger to Donald Trump for president. Via Vanity Fair’s Peter Hamby:

Um, we believe that planet is called “Earth”:

Or any planet, really:

And planets Jon Ossoff and Wendy Davis say, “Hi!”:

But, fanboys gotta fanboy, right?

Maybe just wait a few weeks to see if Beto can beat Ted Cruz:

But, actually … Beto doesn’t even need to win! From VF:

Whether he wins or loses his race—and yes, even if he loses—O’Rourke should be included in every conversation about the 2020 Democratic primary. That’s because, unlike most of the paint-by-numbers politicians in his party, O’Rourke actually understands how politics should be conducted in the Donald Trump era: authentic, full of energy, stripped of consultant-driven sterility, and waged at all times with a social-media-primed video screen in mind.

But Beto is the flavor of the month so we expect more of this, not less: