We’ve long understood that the Democratic Party was growing desperate, but some of the latest electoral rumblings are far beyond the pale…even for the liberal left.
Joe Biden isn’t likely to be the 2024 nominee for the Democrats, despite how often he’s suggested that he plans to run again. The party is tidally moving away from the septuagenarian lawmaker, and with good reason: His polling is abysmal, his agenda is largely stalled, and he’s the oldest president to ever be elected to a first term.
Conventional wisdom says politics is a game of inches, but the left appears to be considering a major swing of the pendulum instead.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., should be the 2024 Democratic presidential nominee, political strategist Michael Starr Hopkins argued on Tuesday.
In an op-ed for The Hill, Hopkins compared the congresswoman to former President Barack Obama as the “fresh air” Democrats need for their party.
“Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is less of a personality and more of a movement. Yes, the smart, photogenic congresswoman is the face of the rising progressive movement, but she is also the future of the Democratic Party. AOC has cultivated a following beyond politics. She’s an influencer in its purest form. Her ability to relate to her supporters and allow them a glimpse into her private life is a blueprint for Democrats trying to act less like mannequins and more like humans,” Hopkins wrote.
He added, “She’s the voice of a movement that began after the banks were bailed out by the government, while homeowners were left to default. The simplicity with which she talks about everyday struggles hints that she’s not just a persona for consumption. She isn’t beholden to corporations, is a prodigious small-dollar fundraiser, and could out-Trump Trump like no other politician has been able to.”
AOC has been a controversial figure in the left, (to say the least), often finding herself on the receiving end of serious criticism for her precocious and sometimes repugnant behavior.