The Texas senate race between Democrat Beto O’Rourke and Republican Ted Cruz is a tight one. Currently, the polls show candidate in a virtual tie because Cruz has a three point lead, and the margin of error is three points so you go figure. Either way, the candidates are still out there encouraging people to vote.
O’Rourke spent the day touring South Texas yesterday and started his campaign day by paying respect to the queen of Corpus Christi, Selena Quintanilla.
The image speaks volumes, and while some people on social media accused the candidate of pandering to his base, we think it was much more than that.
O’Rourke at least can understand how much Selena means to the Latinx community, and how much she has impacted our culture. So if anything, O’Rourke gets us. Whether he knows anything about Selena or not, O’Rourke is speaking our language (literally) and that counts for a lot.
Here’s what others had to say about his visit to her statue.
@aeStruck: “Okay Texas, early voting begins today. Remember Selena was a Democrat, she would’ve voted for Beto. Beto O’Rourke loves Selena, Whataburger, Big Red, Texas and the United States. Ted Cruz is a Canadian that likes Mayonnaise Sandwiches and Yolanda Saldivar. I think you know what means.”
There is no part of Texas culture @BetoORourke overlooks. Nothing he won't go out of his way to appreciate and celebrate.
He loves this state. And he'll fight for it. #BetoForSenate #TXSen https://t.co/rv5EEjZfN7
— Matthew Chapman (@fawfulfan) November 1, 2018
@angelahblah: “More BETO LOVES SELENA! HE HAS MY HEART.”
@annehelen: “This vet’s name is Mario Gomez. He served for 14 yrs in Afghanistan & Iraq. He first met Beto’s wife and kids while he was working at the Selena Museum , then he went to see Beto for the first time. He’s seen him x3 since. It’s the most excited he’s ever been for a candidate.” This tells us he knows more about Selena than we originally gave him credit for!
@marcusagarza: “My little Latinx corazón just burst with joy at this photo!!! Selena would definitely be voting for BETO! Do it for her, Texas!!!!
Find you a boo that looks at you the way Beto looks at this statue of Selena. pic.twitter.com/2jTimzxXk0
— Ganna Boryshpol (@gucciborysh) November 1, 2018
@Lazylaredoan: “@BetoORourke Selena and Beto….doesn’t get anymore Texan than that.”
@tevitauhatafe: “@BetoORourke visits Selena’s memorial in Corpus Christi and now I’m getting all caught up in my feelings playing a Selena playlist. Dammit, Beto! ???? #BetoForSenate #Selena.”