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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:04 PM

Some of us Midwesterners think maybe Amy Klobuchar would do okay as President


BY MARK OSLER, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 11/18/18 11:00 AM EST
THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL

At the Minnesota State Fair, it’s pretty easy to meet our elected officials and candidates for office. Instead of giving auditorium speeches, they tend to stand around talking to small groups of fairgoers or wandering the streets between the food stands. It’s not hard to catch up with several in one afternoon. At the fair, Senator Amy Klobuchar can regularly be found at her own little venue: a miniature blue house with an open porch located just in front of Bob’s Snake Zoo. People stop by and say hello or pose for a picture. There’s no helicopter with her name on it, no grandiosity; it just seems so normal. And many of us are longing for that right now.

Amy Klobuchar should run for president.

It may not be what she wants to do — who wants to spend months being subjected to vile insults? — but it is what our nation needs. Within a party that fell to Donald Trump because it lost its sense of what works in the swath of territory between Pennsylvania and the Dakotas, she is the best hope. In the midterms she not only won in urban areas but in many rural parts of Minnesota.

Klobuchar is strong, she’s smart, and she’s experienced, but the same can be said of many other potential candidates. What distinguishes her from Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, and most of her other potential primary opponents is almost ineffable, but it comes down to this: she is not enveloped in a shining cloak of ambition.

And that may be the greatest qualification of all in the face of an incumbent who is little more than that cloak.

Many of her potential opponents certainly boast a harder edge and more direct rebukes to the Trump agenda. Among the women, Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand are running well to Klobuchar’s left. But like Hillary Clinton before them, they are prone to drop too easily into the “coastal elite” category in the minds of too many voters.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:14 PM

1. Amy Klobuchar would be a great VP

Then in due course president.

She has no Franken baggage. Which all the others so far have making 2020 noise.

The way she handled Kavanaugh was inspiring.

Like her very much.

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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:22 PM

2. sounds great to me!

 

The more the merrier.

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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:35 PM

3. I could easily get on board for Amy!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 02:17 PM

4. We need her where she is.

She could even be Senate Maj. Leader, or Attorney General after 2020. Seems like whenever anyone is effective we talk of POTUS, but there are other cogs in the wheel.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 02:24 PM

5. I'm in the Northeast

and I think Klobuchar would be a terrific president or VP.

My concern is that does she have the charisma to come across great on TV and to also think fast on her feet in terms of debates. I have no idea on that. Despite wanting another "no Drama" type president, the fact is that the more charismatic candidate wins every time. Trump may be a bloated and disgusting pig, but he knows how the control and play the media and get them talking about him all the time. We need a candidate that can steal the attention away from Trump and for good reasons.

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