AOC Rips “Long-Shot, Very-Late Presidential Bids”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has endorsed Bernie Sanders and is actively campaigning for him, took a shot at Deval Patrick and Michael Bloomberg for their “long-shot, very-late presidential bids.”

In a tweet that has gone viral with over 141k likes, AOC wrote:

Call me radical, but maybe instead of setting ablaze hundreds of millions of dollars on multiple plutocratic, long-shot, very-late presidential bids, we instead invest hundreds of millions into winning majorities of state legislatures across the United States?

Just a thought!

Deval Patrick officially announced his candidacy on Thursday, tweeting:

In a spirit of profound gratitude for all the country has given to me, with a determination to build a better, more sustainable, more inclusive American Dream for everyone:

I am today announcing my candidacy for President of the United States.

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg has yet to announce officially if he will run, but his aides have confirmed he is strongly considering it. 

Patrick, a close ally to Obama, is already being bashed by progressives who don’t like his corporate background.

Citing a HuffPost article highly critical of Patrick, Jamil Smith of Rolling Stone tweeted:

The last time that @DevalPatrick considered a presidential run, he called it off one day after this @zachdcarter report was published. He may be hoping that you forgot that he made money helping a GOP billionaire rip off black middle-class folks. I didn’t.

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