“It’s ridiculous that it’s unconstitutional for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to run for president,” Vox’s headline read, prompting for quick action to “fix the Constitution ASAP,” so that the newly elected Democratic socialist could be elected in 2020.
Vox co-founder and senior correspondent Matthew Yglesias wrote the piece to explain how “immigrants, young people, and everyone else should be allowed to run.”
Yglesias then took a deep dive into why Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is the “biggest star” in the Democrat Party and why she’s a “phenomenon,” declaring it’s “completely ridiculous” the Constitution makes her ineligible, as potential presidential candidates are required to be 35 years or older.
The Vox writer explained that Ocasio-Cortez would be a better choice than 77-year-old Bernie Sanders or 76-year-old Joe Biden because “young is better than old,” adding “there’s nothing wrong with old people per se, but essentially everyone has lost a step or two both mentally and physically by their mid-70s.”
“But more to the point, the really awful thing about being old is that you just keep getting older over time.”
“And I kind of think she should run for president,” Yglesias wrote.
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.
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.
Can we instead talk about healthcare, a living wage, legalizing cannabis, GND, & other issues? https://t.co/JoiNmsgNTH
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 13, 2018
Vox is “supposed to be knowledgeable and explain things to the masses” but “always finds a way to baffle people by showing that they’re the ones who struggle with basic facts and trying to explain things,” NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck told Fox News.
“Vox is quickly becoming a parody of itself and this fantasy of wanting her to be president even though she hasn’t been sworn in yet is ludicrous,” Houck added.
Although Yglesias is pleading for a change in the Consitution so that Ocasio-Cortez could be president, it looks like that idea is far out of reach as she was just elected to the U.S. House of Representative as the youngest woman in history to be elected to Congress.
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