Forget we’re in the middle of a make-or-break election … Cardi B is already setting her sights on 2024, because she’s got her eye on AOC.
Cardi just tweeted that she wants Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to throw her name in the ring for President when she turns 35 … the required age under the Constitution.
AOC is clearly a Cardi fan … check out her moves dancing to “Bodak Yellow.” But, she’s also become a big star in the Democratic party — or at least the progressive wing of the party — she’ll give a speech next week at the Dem’s convention to put Bernie Sander’s name in the mix. It’s a formality since Joe Biden will become the party’s nominee, but AOC will have primetime exposure.
So, here’s the deal. AOC is 30 … she’ll turn 31 in October. So, if she were to run in 2024, she’d be 34 — one year shy of the minimum requirement, but WAIT. We checked the Constitution, and it says anyone can run when they’re under 35 as long as they hit that age before being sworn in. Since the swearing-in would be January 20, 2025 … she’d qualify.
As for Cardi … well, she too has a Bernie connection. She was a big fan, and there’s clearly a connection between her and AOC.