This HAS TO BE the progressive/left’s entertainment of the week….
The media ALWAYS love’s something crazy ….
(Republicans would LOVE this target rich chance !…This piece is in the now right leaning The Hill…))
Donald Trump was…
And he fooled enough people to get the White House job, eh?
THAT is NOT gonna happen for AOC…
But it does make a good headline….
An Ocasio-Cortez campaign would electrify her fans and detractors alike.
Right now, the Beltway consensus is that it’s out of the question.
But is it?
Ocasio-Cortez has conspicuously declined to commit to endorsing Biden for a second term. In a CNN interview last month, she told Dana Bash, “We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.”
The New York congresswoman, who shot to fame in 2018 when she defeated then-Rep. Joseph Crowley in a Democratic primary, is already a fundraising juggernaut. She could easily raise the funds to run a competitive campaign. She also has an enormous social media following — more than 13 million followers on Twitter alone.
Pollsters have begun testing her name among other far more seasoned figures and, while the levels of support are modest for now, she is plainly in the mix….
Even among left-wing strategists broadly supportive of her goals, there is deep skepticism about a White House bid.
Progressive strategist Jonathan Tasini said he is a “huge fan” of Ocasio-Cortez and noted that he contributed to her very first campaign, against Crowley.
“I think — someday — she could be president,” he said. “But right now I don’t see the progressive moment having enough heft to get her across the line.”
Tasini argued that Ocasio-Cortez could become “a leader of the progressive movement by not running for president” but instead lending her support to left-wing candidates in local and state-level elections.
“Then we can celebrate not five wins — which is what we usually do — but 100. She is so young she could look at 2028 or 2032 [for a presidential campaign] and she’d have a whole cadre of progressive people,” he added.
Others within the party have a more direct objection.
The stakes of American politics right now are just too high, they say, to take a huge gamble on a 30-something democratic socialist, however charismatic she may be….