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Monday, December 17, 2018

Calls for 29-Year Old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Run for President

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
This is how crazy things are getting on the socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez front.

The Constitution states that a person must be at least 35 years old to hold the office of the United States presidency but that is not stopping Ocasio-Cortez supporters from urging her to run even though she is just 29 years old.
Vox.com co-founder and senior correspondent Matthew Yglesias tweets:
Yglesias is serious and he is not the only one.

At Vox, he writes:
The constitutional prohibition on people under the age of 35 serving as president is just one of these weird lacuna that was handed down to us from the 18th century but that nobody would seriously propose creating today if not for status quo bias. Realistically, most people that young would simply have a hard time winning an election. But if you can pull it off, you should be allowed. And I kind of think she should run for president.

One good sign that AOC should run for president is that she has a nickname — AOC...

Is having a nickname a sign that you would exercise good judgment in the Oval Office? Absolutely not. But it’s proof positive that she’s an honest-to-goodness political superstar, and it’s clear that’s what many Democrats are looking for in 2020...

Beyond baseline charisma, she captures what’s appealing about Bernie Sanders — independence from ossified Democratic Party leadership and a keen back-to-basics grasp of the basic people-versus-powerful stakes of political conflict — while also being dramatically more fluent in contemporary progressive discourse around race and gender in a way that makes her appealing to a much broader swath of Democrats. Of course, she’s too left-wing for some and would need to demonstrate an ability to staff up and run a big operation while getting up to speed on the dozens of random issues that get tossed your way over the course of a national campaign. But that’s what campaigns are for!
The socialist AOC is very, very dangerous, maybe not now as Yglesias desires, but in years to come.

-RW 



5 comments:

  1. Well, if un-Constitutional is "on the table," then let's shoot for barring women and poor people from voting.

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  2. Cortez is a puppet for faction within the establishment; look at her statement on Israel and how quickly she walked that back and never mentioned it again. she is the Barry's faction candidate.

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  3. Just require people be net taxpayers to vote. That's an objective way of solving the bulk of the voting yourself other people's money problem.

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  4. The United States does not need a 29 year old Progressive Collectivist as President. We have enough problems already.

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