YouTube has the video Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez | SXSW 2019
This is a deeper conversation than you are likely to hear anywhere. The snippets you might have seen don’t begin to do this justice. That is why I have decided to give you a link to the video of the entire session.
As New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continues to galvanize the left (and frustrate the right), what’s driving her unique appeal has become an increasingly compelling question. Is it her identity or her substantive politics? Or both?
Ocasio-Cortez’s embrace of democratic socialism has been emphasized by the right, which seeks to paint her as out of touch with mainstream American values. But arguably, it’s her progressive ideals that provide the basis for a human-centered politics that connect with a majority of Americans.