Donna Brazile wrote and spoke about its frozen will. Jim Clyburn said the difference between campaign polls and voting feet would be radio spots, too late for yard signs. Charles Blow rails against its moral failures; Joy Reid counts its harm. Paul Krugman warns about self-inflicted faults. But the billion campaign shared no funds. No crumbs.
Polls are preliminary, not final. Feet win.
Ocasio-Cortez is authentic. “A fighter,” she brings deep, joyful spirit. She wants healthcare, housing and education from public money; not “free,” but shared. The difference between her and traditional Democrats? She beat a vaulted machine boss: in line for House Speaker in a waterfront district that bounds both sides of a river, a different borough on each side; a purged 2016 voter in a district with an international airport, a pro ball park, the US Tennis Open, and lots of public riverlands, she motivated the least motivated voters. If you take no corporate money and knock on doors, your values and message are clear.