gangs of critics all over social media roasted a recent column that made the argument that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is the single best hope for the Democrat party to try and take a win in the 2024 presidential election.
The column in question, labeled “AOC is the Democrats’ best shot against Trump in 2024,” was officially put out this past Tuesday by The Hill. Throughout the article, author Michael Starr Hopkins, who is a PR strategist for the Democrats, makes the argument that Ocasio-Cortez’s presence on social media and her repeated fights with Democratic leadership sets her up in the best possible position to beat out former President Trump for the 2024 election.
“[AOC] is less of a personality and more of a movement,” stated Hopkins. “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 then goes out on a limb to brag about the extreme-left “Squad” member, claiming that 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.”
“She’s Barack Obama if Barack Obama was an actual progressive,” she explains.
Hopkins again tries to brag about the upset primary win from AOC over the former House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley back in 2018. He also spoke out about her actions since getting into office. “It would have been easy for her to walk into Congress and hire nothing but communications staff,” explains Hopkins. “It would have been easy for her to sell out and do the cash grab. She could have publicly made Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer’s lives a living hell just to show off for her supporters.” instead he goes on to say that AOC has been able to set herself up by taking to task various corporations and industry leaders, and by issuing challenges to moderates such as Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).
While bringing up carious polls that highlight the idea that the vast majority of Democrats just want someone that is not President Joe Biden to make the presidential run for 2024, Hopkins makes the claim that AOC “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.”
Hopkins also states that in this current age of sound bites and social media, AOC is a person that is properly prepared to deal with Trump or any other contender such as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
“If anyone is prepared to unify the Democratic Party and put the focus back on the working class, it’s AOC,” stated Hopkins. “Republicans laugh, Democrats fawn, but if voters trust her, we could finally be looking at the first woman president.”
A tide of Twitter users, from both sides of the aisle, then kicked off the roasting of the article.
“Alternative headline: ‘Democrats admit they have no shot in 2024’” stated Taylor Budowich, the Communications Director of the Save America PAC.
“LOL if you really want to motivate GOP voters to turn out then go ahead,” expressed Blaze Media Curation Editor Chris Pandolfo.
“Please, Please, Please, Pretty Please, run her,” exclaimed Rob O’Donnell the Law Enforcement Today Senior National Law Enforcement Contributor.
“No, a 32 year-old, fairly inexperienced and largely unpopular congresswoman from a deep blue part of the country without a serious legislative track record is not, in fact, the Democratic Party’s best shot against Trump in 2024,” stated user @RyanJakubowski.
“AOC would be unlikely to win a jungle primary -> general election in her district, and there’s a reason she’s never going to run for any statewide position. Her being the local rep for a lot of online media types has massively blown her actual relevance out of proportion,” concluded user @SashoTodorov1.