We just checked Google and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is only 32, so we’re not sure how this works out. Maybe Michael Starr Hopkins brings it up in his opinion piece for The Hill, in which he argues that AOC is the Democrats’ best shot against Donald Trump in 2024. AOC can always point to her many legislative accomplishments, right? This take is even hotter than “The View’s” Sunny Hostin, who said that a Kamala Harris/Pete Buttigieg ticket would “obliterate” either Trump or Gov. Ron DeSantis.
— The Hill (@thehill) August 2, 2022
OK, we just read the piece and damn, is Hopkins an AOC fanboy. Hopkins writes:
AOC wields a superpower that is rarely found in Washington: She isn’t afraid to lose. Her 2018 victory wasn’t just historic, it was shocking, and felt predestined — much like when we first saw a brilliant speaker with a funny name and big ears remind us that through hope and change we could put our country on a new course.
AOC has the ability to tell the story of her generation. She’s Barack Obama if Barack Obama was an actual progressive. I love Obama, but he was a moderate who sounded like a progressive.
There is no denying that AOC would boost GOP turnout as a result of coverage on right wing networks built to scare elderly white voters. But she would electrify the party’s base, turn out the youth at record levels and bring the party together by acknowledging the threat posed by electing Trump Republicans.
Also, AOC is the face of a generation and a master of quick comebacks on social media.
— Kermit the frog (@gabisesi) August 2, 2022
She hasn’t gotten any legislation passed…and has voted against very popular bills that have passed. She may be good at social media, and that’s fine, but maybe she needs to look into a career as a strategist. Legislating isn’t her thing.
— Liz BeyBey 💛 (@liz_beybey) August 2, 2022
In which an opinion writer admits in his piece that her achievement is "influencer" on the socials.
The last thing we need is elevating more folks in governance based on their apacity to earn engagement metrics without other records of achievement besides a degree of celebrity.
— Susan Bordson (@susanbordson) August 2, 2022
A little early to be ripping bong hits.
— UT Tailgater (@UTexastailgate) August 2, 2022
The Hill forgot to finish the sentence "said no one ever".
— Mina Stellör (@MinaStellor) August 2, 2022
Hahahahaha! No. And a serious person would not suggest this.
— Gail Helt (@ghelt) August 2, 2022
— Skeptical Brotha 💛🐝🌈 (@skepticalbrotha) August 2, 2022
Or not, since she still hasn't actually done anything
— Matt (@FSUBone1) August 2, 2022
Let’s make it happen. Would be one of the best elections in history
— Randy Oreens (@ItBegins2012) August 2, 2022
AOC the future face of the Democratic Party? Do you really want to hand the White House back to Republicans?
— Ford Atkinson (@FordAtkinsonIII) August 2, 2022
God this is ridiculous
— politimom (@DawnCuny) August 2, 2022
— Princess Consuela BananaHammock🥀🇺🇸💛🐝🌈🍸 (@artist4ever) August 2, 2022
Please do this Dems–please.
— mallen2010 (@mallen_2010) August 2, 2022
Not even the Democrats in the replies are the least bit convinced, so by all means, nominate AOC in 2024. She has zero foreign policy experience and just figured out how a garbage disposal works, but she did push for the Green New Deal and a $15 an hour minimum wage.
The View’s political brainchild Sunny Hostin believes THIS Dem ticket would ‘obliterate’ Trump OR DeSantis in 2024 and BAHAHAhttps://t.co/ausuhpPb4h
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 17, 2022
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