Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has taken Washington, D.C by storm.
She successfully ran an insurgent, grass-roots Congressional campaign. She is exceptionally bright. She is incredibly media savvy. She is hugely charismatic, because she is telegenic and photogenic, but also because she consistently seems to be a sincere, authentic, and truly nice and caring human being. In an age of bullshit, she is “real.” And she has the courage of her convictions.
She has thus quickly been embraced by the left, reviled by the right, and treated with enormous skepticism by the center.