Two months ago climate change wasn't even in the top ten most discussed issues in American politics and political media. Now every Democratic 2020 candidate needs to stake an aggressive position on climate change just to be in the race. I don't care if AOC literally has a rock in between her ears, she pushed the discussion where it needed to go. She's a freshman Congresswoman from a very liberal district; there's so many checks on her that her bad ideas won't even make it out of committee. I have zero fear of whatever Trotskyite revolution the right fears she is going to lead. But Ed Markey doesn't have the media savvy to get climate change on the agenda by himself, and AOC does. Even if all she ever accomplishes is to be a hypeman for better legislators, she will have done more for her country than any Republican in the last decade.