Well, clearly we were all wrong about Beto O’Rourke. Clearly he’s a serious person who deserves to be taken seriously as a serious presidential contender.

For evidence, look no further than the company he keeps:

Because of course he did. More:

Beto O’Rourke and Rev. Al Sharpton spoke on Friday, a source familiar with the interaction told BuzzFeed News, as O’Rourke considers a presidential campaign and courts allies of Barack Obama.

Rachel Noerdlinger, a spokesperson for Sharpton, confirmed the news that O’Rourke and Sharpton spoke Friday. “They spoke and agreed to meet within the next couple of weeks and they had a great conversation,” she said.

Sharpton has been a force in Democratic primary politics, drawing major candidates to the annual convention of the National Action Network in New York. (In 2007, it was a coming out party of sorts for Obama.) The agenda for the call itself was not clear, and the spokesperson declined to comment further.


Oh yes.

Hey, if Beto O’Rourke wants to win in 2020, he’s gonna need all the votes he can get. And who better to give him pointers on dealing with those shifty Jews than Al Sharpton?