Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley by 4136 votes in a primary where only 13% of registered Democrats bothered to vote. And for that, The Nation is declaring her the next Barack Obama:

Um, no:

Politico editor-in-chief Blake Hounshell adds that he doesn’t remember then Illinois State Sen. Barack Obama “struggling in interviews”:

And Matthew Yglesias adds that Ocasio-Cortez lacks Obama’s state senate experience (but it was 3 terms, 7 years, not “three years”):

He did have a little bit more of a background for this sort of thing:

Why hype her like this when she can’t ever meet it?

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