The Democratic Party is in shambles thanks to President Joe Biden. What’s worse, their best hope is actually a Republican’s dream.
Democrat consultant Michael Starr Hopkins believes radical squad member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) would beat former President Donald Trump in a 2024 presidential faceoff, Breitbart reported. Hopkins called Cortez “the future of the Democratic Party.”
In his opinion piece published in The Hill Tuesday, Hopkins said Cortez “is less of a personality and more of a movement,” he claimed. “Yes, the smart, photogenic congresswoman is the face of the rising progressive movement, but she is also the future of the Democratic Party. AOC has cultivated a following beyond politics,” Hopkins said.
The political consultant contends that Cortez is uniquely qualified to face off against Trump. “In the age of social media and quick sound bites, no Democrat is more prepared to embarrass a bully like Donald Trump,” Hopkins said.
Because of her populist views, Hopkins sees Cortez as the more palatable version of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). “She’s the voice of a movement that began after the banks were bailed out by the government, while homeowners were left to default,” Hopkins said.
“The simplicity with which she talks about everyday struggles hints that she’s not just a persona for consumption. 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,” Hopkins said.
Although Hopkins waxed poetic about Cortez, the reality is that she’s a polarizing figure and would be easily crushed by any GOP candidate. Her brand of socialism is only popular within her own party and would not survive a national referendum.
Moreover, Democrats are in a tough spot because Biden already announced his bid for re-election even though many in his party don’t want him. This is all great news for the GOP.