Here’s a great story about AOC campaigning in Iowa.
Gary Lipshutz, 77, a liberal who’s been active in Democratic politics since the ’60s, said he’s impressed.
“I mean, you could hear a pin drop in that room, and this is a girl from the Bronx in Sioux City, Iowa!” he said. “I’ve seen 19 presidential candidates this year. I think she had the most magnetism of any of them. Bernie included.” (Lipshutz is caucusing for Warren and came to the rally solely to see Ocasio-Cortez.)
I know that some of you can’t handle the Bernie affiliation. But I agree with Gary: I’ll vote for Warren, but AOC is the real deal. Yeah the adulation of her fans gets a little old, who cares what Michael Moore thinks, and I really wish she would have chosen Warren.
But she also is a happy warrior who gets shit on every day and still fights with a smile. We need that kind of bravery in our party. We need someone who is full of hope, because the main weapon of Republicans is cynicism. Her connection of her personal story to policy goals is authentic and well done. She’s better than a lot of politicians who have been in the game for 30 years. She is not a flash in the pan, and I hope that I’m still standing when she runs for President so I can knock on some doors for her.
( I’m gently joking with WaterGirl, obviously, she didn’t really request this. )