Every time AOC does something well - and I think she has learned a lot - she trips over herself getting behind dumb shít like this again. I am grateful for the advocacy some of these folks pushed on the eviction moratorium but I don't forget dumb mistakes like getting behind Turner because you're afraid of what angry white brogressives will say.
I don't think there's a problem using the Santoses if you do it carefully. Sadly, most modern primetime soaps on network don't have a sense of pacing or know how to make people wait or build characters. They're so desperate to chase sweeps or the streamers and they burn out quick.
Nina Turner ran one of one of the worst campaigns I‘ve ever seen in my life. She went into the race with a ton of name recognition and plenty of outside money.
She started out trying to pass herself off as a sane, normal Democrat in TV ads but she couldn’t keep her crazy in check. Then came trash-talking Clyburn. Then came the Black clergy calling her out. Then came the ramped-up anti-Semitism. Then she flip-flopped and decided to lean into running AGAINST the Democratic party by bringing AOC and the whole Bernie circus to town. Look at her ads at the beginning of the race then look at her concession speech. At the end she was just a wild-eyed, spittle flecked, conspiracy-theorist blaming the Jews.