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:
Some news: Beto O'Rourke and Rev. Al Sharpton spoke late last week, a key milepost for anyone considering a run in the 2020 primary. https://t.co/OlSPcxAE4j
— Darren Sands (@darrensands) December 10, 2018
O’Rourke Spoke with Al Sharpton https://t.co/9ruyVPMwQn
— Taegan Goddard (@politicalwire) December 10, 2018
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.
Uh … okay. pic.twitter.com/aRKyGo47tz
— MGB (@MGB801) December 10, 2018
— Cocosnapslife (@cdn515) December 10, 2018
— Pink Dolphin (@nibblesdribbels) December 10, 2018
— Adam (@AdamWalkerNS) December 10, 2018
Why is he talking to Al Sharpton though?
— Maxine McCann (@maximccan) December 10, 2018
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?
This is such a joke
— JG (@JG33477) December 10, 2018
Will now preach about need to bring people together. https://t.co/1OChWOSRNJ
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 10, 2018
Awesome! So now, on top of accomplishing nothing, he knows how to evade taxes and stir racial divide.
— JustThink41second (@JustThink41sec) December 10, 2018
Nothing like consulting with a racist who hasn’t paid his taxes.
— MAGA Alaska (@Q7uwishakBrown) December 10, 2018
Aaaaannnnnddddd now ANY minuscule amount of legitimacy as a candidate you MIGHT have had is gone with the wind.
— statusquopariah (@statusquopariah) December 10, 2018
That should tell you everything you need to know about Robert Francis.
— @frontbumpercrew (@Frontbumpercrew) December 10, 2018