Even when they do run for office — and win — millennials are dismissed as immature. One need only look at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to see the condescension leveled at her every comment, telling her she needs to “get experience,” as though 29 isn’t a decade into adulthood, and criticizing her use of social media to directly reach American voters.
I would add that any politician these days who happens to win through the use of social media is going to be emulated — no matter how young, old, or what color or faith or gender or anything else. If you lose, then one might argue that you aren’t in touch with the times. Which could rightly be said about most of the politicians in office right now. Which is why we need A O-C and her ilk to balance things out. When older folks stop learning from younger folks they start dying. But don’t get me started.