Saturday, February 08, 2020
Amy Klobuchar For President
I watched the New Hampshire Democratic debate and was very impressed with only one candidate on the stage. Amy Klobuchar, Senator from Minnesota. She is a moderate and has shown throughout her political carrer that she can get rural farmers, suburbanites, and urban voters to support her.
Moreover, the minority urban core of Minneapolis overwhelmingly supported Amy Klobuchar She is the only candidate that has widespread appeal and I believe she is also the only one of the Democratic candidates, except for Michael Bloomberg (ugh) who can get independents to vote for her.
Finally, she is not a millionaire or is supported by millionaires like the rest of the Democratic candidates. All three major New Hampshire newspapers support her as well as the New York Times.
Her one real weakness is her education policy which I graded her as a "C-" but she strongly supports teacher pay and improving our traditional public schools. However, she also supports publicly funded charter schools if they don't take funding from traditional public schools and that's a no, no in my book.
To me only Amy Klobuchar, with her soft touch and sharp focus on the issues has a chance to beat Donald Trump.