Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez‘s recent argument for the Green New Deal was brilliant. Two days ago majority leader Mitch McConnell brought the Green New Deal to a Senate vote, and the plan was defeated defeated 57-0 — all the Republicans plus three lily-livered Democratic senators. The rest of the Democratic caucus voted “present.”

AOC is 29 — a month older than my younger son Dylan. She’ll turn 35 on 10.13.24, which would make her technically eligible to run for president that year. But the smart move would be wait until the ’28 election, by which point she’d be in the same general age bracket as the 37 year-old Pete Buttigieg, who’s currently the youngest guy to ever run for president.