Sure, but the US spent most of the 2014-16 mocking Donald Trump - in large part because of the dull simplicity of most of his campaign talking points (as well as his tiny hands).Yeah, by mocking it's naivety. Always happy to talk about how we can realistically be better with our home. For instance, I'd love to be able to recycle more and make it so easy, even the biggest dullard can't help but do it.
BUILD THE WALL! WHO'S GOING TO PAY FOR IT? MEXICO! LOCK HER UP!
What he realized, that the media did not, is that you don't need nuanced argument in the US to get elected, or even a deep understanding of the issues and practical solutions. You need to capture a national mood and a national sentiment, and run with it. And then as long as you continue to stoke that mood and sentiment.....it doesn't even really matter if you can't deliver on your agenda because you don't understand congress - your supporters will continue to love you.
AOC gets that better than any other Democrat. So she's busy stoking the anti-corporate left wing sentiment as fast as she possibly can. And it doesn't matter if it's naïve, or impractical - as long as it's from the heart and she is able to present herself as the standard bearer for the cause, she'll get media time, she'll get attention and she'll get love.
It's scary because I could see her go a long way in US politics, and fundamentally I think she's equally as big an idiot as Trump (albeit a nicer one).