I think Ms Ocasio-Cortez is a breath of fresh air. Sure she is young and clumsy but she's raising issues and ideas that need some exposure. Drawing the ecological collapse/climate change issue as a matter so serious as to warrant massive mobilisations across the US/World is giving some scale to the issue. She is in her twenties and her thoughts seem to be echoing a lot of her generation. On our present path, we've overseen the extinction of almost half the planet's species in the last 50 years or so, and the rate of extinction is not slowing. The talking head bureaucrats at Kyoto proposed to act to limit temperature rises to 1.5 degrees, which now appears inevitable, and scientists are expecting 2 degrees before any immediate action taken now would have an effect. The planet is a "hot button issue" at last and she is in the perfect position for a generational political upheaval. Her raising the issue of lobbyists in Washington is her also belling the Washington cats, since other than publicising the issues, she has zero influence and nothing will change. The same corruption will roll along, but her audience is watching. Fortunately the age of the spin doctor is ending. Social media has ended that game. She'll no doubt continue to attract ridicule, much the way the left ridiculed Trump, and look how that turned out. Given time and a few more national weather disasters and extinctions (giraffes and lions are at fragile numbers it seems), and her ideas could mobilise the young in 2024 and inspire a 35+ something president. The bad decisions of the corrupt and age 70+ presidents, hopefuls and senators could actually ensure it if Ms Ocasio-Cortez keeps to her path.