Luntz told host Laura Ingraham that 29-year-old Ocasio-Cortez has a “genuine” quality that most of the Democrats seeking the party’s presidential nomination seem to lack.

“The key is authenticity,” Luntz said. “You want to be able to say what you mean, mean what you say,” Luntz said. “You want to be able to look straight at the camera and be yourself. At least half of them [the 2020 hopefuls] are trying to be something that they’re not.”

But Ocasio-Cortez can’t run for president next year because the U.S. Constitution says candidates must be at least 35 years old.