Ocasio-Cortez is popular because she claims to be for the people, claims to listen to them and act in their interests.
No self-respecting congressman cares what the people think. He is only for the lumpen-proletarians, crony capitalists, and Pentagon generals.
It’s terrifying and dismaying, of course — Sandy’s idealism is invested only in ignorance and evil.
Nevertheless. The people like the attention from her.