Salon wants to know if Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the next Barack Obama.

Waaaay too early to be asking that.

She. Hasn’t. Even. Been. Elected. Yet.

Salon gonna Salon, though.

Even liberals are uneasy with this comparison.

While Barack Obama’s ascendancy was rapid compared to most presidents, he had at least been a U.S. senator for four years before becoming president and a state senator for over six years before that.

Ocasio-Cortez has held no office of any significance (even in the private sector) thus far.

So, before anyone begins to think that she could take her socialist agenda and even be competitive in a national election, let’s see if she can successfully take it to New York’s 14th Congressional District.

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