Rep. Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) loves her dramatics.
However, this time, it may have cost her if she had planned on taking the next step in her political career.
AOC’s meltdown over funding for the Iron Dome could cost her huge among a large block of New York Voters… Jeweish Democrats.
AOC’s meltdown made for some great TV.
As far as her brand goes, it was boosted significantly by the tears she shed over the vote…
However, this may not play well with statewide voters if AOC decides to take the next step.
There are a significant number of Jewish voters in New York, most of whom are registered Democrats.
AOC’s anti-Israel stance may play well in her district, but it is not something she can push if she wants to win a statewide election.
Jessica Tarlov, a Fox News contributor and political analyst who serves as senior director of research and consumer insight for Bustle Digital Group, stated, “AOC has proven herself to possess an incredible amount of political savvy, but winning statewide is a whole other beast.”
Tarlov continued, “Balancing the preferences of New Yorkers as a whole means that there is little room for anti-Israel policy at the very least, with Schumer even siding with the Trump administration on moving the embassy to Jerusalem.
“Crossing Jewish voters – and the lobby – is inadvisable.”
Doug Schoen, a political pollster, consultant, and former adviser to Bill Clinton, agreed, stating, “She is very hostile to Israel and to Jews.
“She will get virtually no support in the Jewish community, but if she were to run she would be running without any expectation of getting Jewish support.”
That is about one million votes that would be in Senator Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) pocket right out of the gate.
So, it looks like AOC will have to remain content to stay in the House, at least until she stops crying in front of the camera.
Source: Fox News