One of them is a Rhodes scholar and former Navy lieutenant who served in Afghanistan, graduated magna cum laude from Harvard, speaks eight languages, and references Faulkner offhand with as much ease as he does Eminem.

The other is an unemployed trust fund baby whose billionaire father-in-law bankrolled his onion-thin congressional career, culminating in a public mid-life crisis.

Yet somehow the media can’t stop likening the likeable and experienced South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg to the aggressively mediocre Beto (read: Robert Francis) O’Rourke in the same breath.