Referring to her as “AOC,” Yglesias said her nickname reveals that she is an “honest-to-goodness political superstar.”
“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.”
Democrats have recently called Beto O’Rourke the most popular challenger to President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election but Yglesias thinks Ocasio-Cortez has “greater quantities” than O’Rourke.
Therefore, Yglesias wrote that “we should fix the Constitution ASAP.”
“The process of amending the Constitution is extremely cumbersome, requiring both supermajorities in Congress and ratification by a staggering 75 percent of the states. But there’s no time like the present to start working to abolish arbitrary qualifications and letting any eligible voter run for president any time he or she wants to.”
Ocasio-Cortez smacked Yglesias’ idea down, responding on Twitter: “How about… no.”
“Sometimes political media is too fixated on personalities instead of policies. The whole country JUST went through an exhausting midterm election. We need a break,” she wrote.