Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is already being touted as Bernie Sanders’ successor for the socialist movement to take over the White House.
While commenting on that very subject during an Instagram Live session, Ocasio-Cortez refused to rule out plans for a career change in 2028 — the first election year she would be eligible to launch a presidential campaign, the Daily Caller reports.
Bernie Sanders got a real movement going among the younger generation in this country in 2016. With promises of freebies and student loan debt forgiveness, millennials and Generation Z have flocked to Sanders and embraced socialism.
Sanders failed in 2016 and his movement is apparently going to fail again in 2020, but it will never die out. As long as we have a contingent of people afraid to work for success, this ideology will always be embraced.
Whether we like it or not, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez has made that movement even stronger, so it makes perfect sense people would encourage her to run for president.
Because of Ocasio-Cortez’s age, she would not be eligible to run for president until the 2028 election.
At that point, she will have crossed over the requirement that a candidate must be at least 35 years of age.
But, will she run? She discussed this during a recent Live session on Instagram, and while she did not say she currently has plans to run, she did not openly rule it out either.
AOC addresses rumors that she plans to run for president in 2028 and doesn’t rule it out… pic.twitter.com/zOX4bV0VLe
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) March 11, 2020
Ocasio-Cortez is playing this very smart by not only downplaying the issue, but also pointing to the savior complex many have in politics.
Joe Biden is offering the cure to cancer and Bernie Sanders is promising free health care and free tuition that is not really free. AOC is calling for partners and saying she wants to complete a mission, a narrative that will surely play well with the younger generation as well as possibly luring in some older voters to start to get behind her cause.
Thankfully, we have eight years before we ever need to worry about this, and four more elections to defeat her in Congress. But either way, this congresswoman could be a thorn in the side of conservatives for decades.