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Undecided 44%
Elizabeth Warren21%
Joe Biden14%
Bernie Sanders8%
Pete Buttigieg6%

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:59 PM

 

I'm supporting Warren but Klobuchar is impressing me!

I've seen her on some TV interviews. She does very well. She is "midwestern nice" but has an inner toughness that appeals to me.

I'd like to know more. I understand she had a former employee who had job issues with her and I'd like to know more about that.

As with every Dem candidate I am looking at her in a debate situation with Trump. If she gets that far, I wonder what derisive nickname he'll try to hang on her and how he'd attack her.

Amy strikes me as having a cool hand but comes from strength...
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Elizabeth Warren

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Reply I'm supporting Warren but Klobuchar is impressing me! (Original post)
CTyankee Dec 2 OP
creeksneakers2 Dec 2 #1
InAbLuEsTaTe Dec 2 #2
chillfactor Dec 2 #6
InAbLuEsTaTe Dec 2 #8
squirecam Dec 3 #40
pnwmom Dec 2 #18
InAbLuEsTaTe Dec 2 #19
RDANGELO Dec 2 #3
Doremus Dec 2 #9
CTyankee Dec 2 #12
Doremus Dec 2 #15
judeling Dec 2 #17
chillfactor Dec 2 #4
JustAnotherGen Dec 3 #32
helpisontheway Dec 2 #5
question everything Dec 2 #7
CTyankee Dec 2 #11
CTyankee Dec 2 #14
bucolic_frolic Dec 2 #10
PatSeg Dec 2 #13
InAbLuEsTaTe Dec 2 #20
PatSeg Dec 3 #22
InAbLuEsTaTe Dec 3 #24
TidalWave46 Dec 3 #38
judeling Dec 2 #16
brooklynite Dec 2 #21
judeling Dec 3 #23
CTyankee Dec 3 #28
ritapria Dec 3 #25
squirecam Dec 3 #41
Raine Dec 3 #26
lapfog_1 Dec 3 #27
BlueMTexpat Dec 3 #29
CTyankee Dec 3 #33
BlueMTexpat Dec 3 #36
CTyankee Dec 3 #39
judeling Dec 3 #34
JustAnotherGen Dec 3 #30
brer cat Dec 3 #35
samnsara Dec 3 #31
squirecam Dec 3 #42
TidalWave46 Dec 3 #37
The Valley Below Dec 3 #43

Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:05 PM

1. Klobucher is our most electable candidate.

 

She's very level headed and doesn't make mistakes.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Amy Klobuchar

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Response to creeksneakers2 (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:09 PM

2. 😮No, that would be Bernie!!

 


Bernie/Elizabeth or Elizabeth/Bernie 2020!!
Either way, they're stronger together!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Bernie Sanders

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:25 PM

6. I honestly do not think that is going to happen....

 

I will be Biden with either a woman like Klobuchar or a man of color or even Mayor Pete as VP candidate. Maybe even Stacey who is dynamite! I will be so glad when our ticket is established so all DUers are on the same page for a change and not arguing with each other,
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:27 PM

8. Well, as we've come to find out, sometimes the most electable candidate doesn't get nominated.

 


Bernie/Elizabeth or Elizabeth/Bernie 2020!!
Either way, they're stronger together!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Bernie Sanders

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 05:19 PM

40. I'm voting for Amy

 

But my expectation is Amy or Abrams for VP.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Amy Klobuchar

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:27 PM

18. They guy who lost the primaries by 4 million last time has already hit peak Bernie. nt

 

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primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:14 PM

3. She is ok. Her problem is that she is not inspiring.

 

She needs to show more emotion, conviction, instead of just words coming out of her mouth,
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Response to RDANGELO (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:30 PM

9. Agree. She strikes me as a lightweight in contrast to some very strong opponents.

 

I admit I'm not enamored of her centrist ideals but I wouldn't care for her very much anyway. "Uninspiring" is a good descriptor.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Response to Doremus (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:34 PM

12. Maybe that's why Trump doesn't have a derisive nickname for her yet...

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Elizabeth Warren

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:38 PM

15. Give him time, lol

 

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primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Response to Doremus (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:12 PM

17. Lightweight hardly

 

Uninspiring perhaps, not what she aims for. It is most interesting that she is not running to be leader of the movement and more captain of the team.

But don't kid yourself she is a shark.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Amy Klobuchar

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:18 PM

4. I have always preferred Klobuchar over Warren....

 

Klobuchar is a strong intelligent, educated woman whom I admire.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Joe Biden

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 06:39 AM

32. Me too

 

I can relate to her more than Warren.

There are 8 candidates I would be more than happy to vote for in a GE and she's one of them.
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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:21 PM

5. I really like Klobuchar. She impressed me in a couple of debates. Wish she had

 

more support.
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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:27 PM

7. Go to her group to find more about her positions

 

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1300

Her prolific bill writings

https://www.democraticunderground.com/13001

Respect from WSJ and George Will. Well she does try to appeal to the center

https://www.democraticunderground.com/13007

https://www.democraticunderground.com/13004

Her proposal for a national infrastructure including how to pay for it

https://www.democraticunderground.com/13006

https://www.democraticunderground.com/130031

Her sense of humor - from 2009

https://www.democraticunderground.com/13003

A retired coal miner loves her

https://www.democraticunderground.com/130070

and more..



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Response to question everything (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:32 PM

11. Thanks. I'll read up on her...

 

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primary today, I would vote for:
Elizabeth Warren

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Response to question everything (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:36 PM

14. Thanks. Will read tomorrow, Now I must sleep...

 

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:30 PM

10. inner toughness is a good way to put it

 

you do get the sense that no one pushes her around, she knows what's happening in any given moment, and she's not in the race to simply create sound bites. I get the impression she is thinking hard all the time.
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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:35 PM

13. I've been very impressed with her as well

 

She has a lot going for her and a broad appeal.
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Response to PatSeg (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:31 PM

20. Not according to her poll numbers.

 


Bernie/Elizabeth or Elizabeth/Bernie 2020!!
Either way, they're stronger together!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Bernie Sanders

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #20)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 12:06 AM

22. It is still early

 

Previous primaries at this point rarely indicated who the eventual nominee would be. I still think it will be Biden, but I wouldn't bet on it. Primaries are full of surprises.
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Response to PatSeg (Reply #22)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 12:34 AM

24. Fair point.

 


Bernie/Elizabeth or Elizabeth/Bernie 2020!!
Either way, they're stronger together!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Bernie Sanders

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #20)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 12:33 PM

38. What are her likability poll numbers? NT

 

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:50 PM

16. Warren with Klobuchar interest

 

is not uncommon. They both have some attributes in common. Warren tends to be more of an architect and Klobuchar a builder. The difference is more in working with the materials at hand then designing new solutions. I can see the attraction in both views.

I would say former employee's. it is an interesting case in management styles. Amy came out of Big Law, she had an extremely stable tenure as county prosecutor slightly less then normal turn over. In the Senate she has had one of the top turnovers from the beginning. I do know several former staffers and the overall consensus is that they just burn out. It was the pace more then anything and the Washington staff was much more effected then the home state or campaign staffs.
It is also interesting that the turn over statistics seem to indicate a gender component. I note that in one of her years seven of the top 10 in turnover were woman.
Also she gets poached more then most out of a staff of 30 the Obama administration grabbed 33.
Given the campaign and the lack of staff stories associated with it that she is intense but fair. That she has a temper but only lets it out when she feels safe with friends.

As far as Trump goes, it is interesting to look at how She and Harris question in the committee. Harris aggressively points out you are a fool, Klobuchar lets them do it themselves. I actually think Amy's way is better with Trump.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:45 PM

21. I don't want to be "impressed", I want to know she can win the nomination and then the GE.

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Pete Buttigieg

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #21)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 12:25 AM

23. The GE Definitely

 


Indeed the most likely to do that although several can.
But what she is even more likely to do is bring others along. Interesting factoid not only is she always the top vote getter statewide, not only has she won every congressional district each time, but every time she has run at least one of the state chambers flipped to Team D.

The Nomination perhaps not.
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Response to brooklynite (Reply #21)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 05:33 AM

28. I kinda think she could, otherwise I wouldn't be posting this...

 

She has a personal story that is riveting about her alcoholic father and how his tragedy has spurred her interest in addiction and how government can help substance abusers overcome them. Sensible.
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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 02:14 AM

25. Klobuchar could be Biden's pick for VP

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Bernie Sanders

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Response to ritapria (Reply #25)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 05:20 PM

41. I hope so

 

She would be great.
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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 02:48 AM

26. At first for me she was in the background but as I paid more attention

 

to her I realized how much I really like her and believe she's the most electable.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 02:49 AM

27. I support Joe

 

but I could support Klobuchar if Joe stumbles in the early primaries.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 05:39 AM

29. She was originally in my

 

top three.

She now falls behind Buttigieg and Booker in my rankings. One reason that I have downgraded her is because of her gratuitous (IMO) snipes against Warren.

She is very smart, IMO, and a hard worker. But she makes me have to grit my teeth.
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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #29)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 07:11 AM

33. Oh, I didn't know about that. What did she say? Was it on policy or more personal?

 

I must say I've been quite upset of late over the mfa fallout that is more than likely later in the campaign if Warren is our candidate. I am not happy about how that is being handled. I think it was left too vague.

Bottom line, we have to win in 2020 and get this orange menace out of the WH. Period.
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Response to CTyankee (Reply #33)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 12:28 PM

36. Your bottom line

 

is my bottom line.

**********

But it isn't enough! I don't want the "same-old same-old" when Dems win, because we simply cannot afford to let the criminals keep getting away with their crimes. We keep trying to be the better persons and move forward, but GOPers just see us as suckers for doing so and keep on with their nastiness.

That happened after Iran-Contra; it happened after Guantanamo and torture; it happened after our financial system nearly fell apart in 2008 ... and the real culprits never paid the price. They just slithered into their holes for awhile and came out again when they thought it was safe with 45.

The corruption has GOT to be dug out by its roots.

As it is now, even if we win the Presidency and even if we are miraculously able to have both a Dem House and Senate, we must literally rebuild most of our our institutions from the bottom up again. What credibility and influence we have lost on the international playing field will take generations to claw back. And it may be too late for us ALL wrt climate change.

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Any Democratic candidate who does NOT realize this will NOT be the candidate that we need.
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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #36)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 12:49 PM

39. This is an awesome task and that is why we need a strong woman at the controls!

 

I am sick and tired of the "too far left" meme that the media is trying to put over on us! IMO, and to my great dismay, Warren didn't have a powerful rejoinder on mfa. It was not strong enough to satisfy the media so back we go again to the "too left" business.

I know. I want a "bullet proof" woman candidate. Yeah, I do. Or at least one who's not gonna get the "socialism" label hung around her neck. Our necks. I'm tired of "explaining." And the "undecideds" aren't gonna buy it because the repukes will twist the explanation any way they want to.

We gotta win the election before we can do anything about health care or the environment or safeguarding a woman's right to choose.
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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #29)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 07:56 AM

34. That is an interesting Dynamic

 

Between the two. They have been going at each other for years, in a friendly way more or less.
Amy points out the political weaknesses in Warren's plans and Warren chides Klobuchar for not pushing even harder.

The back and forth they have had over anti-trust over the last couple of years is fascinating.

These two are well suited for each other. To be honest I see Warren as Klobuchar's Frances Perkins.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 06:35 AM

30. I don't think

 

Trump will debate our Candidate. So that's not a scenario in play for me. 45 is too are and it will play to his base.

Personally? I love her. She's tough as nails and has very little tolerance for nonsense.

And so what if she was "mean" to employees? Men are mean all of the time and no calls it mean . . . It's called Leadership.
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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #30)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 10:51 AM

35. +1 nt

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 06:36 AM

31. i always liked amy..i hope shes on the ticket somewhere with someone...

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
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Joe Biden

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Response to samnsara (Reply #31)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 05:22 PM

42. That

 

Rhymes with oh perhaps?
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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 12:30 PM

37. "Amy strikes me as having a cool hand but comes from strength..."

 

This. I am big on Klobuchar.
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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 05:27 PM

43. Amy clicks a lot of boxes on my check list for VP.

 

She could help the ticket win, especially in the Northern-Central swing states.

She could help get legislation pushed through Congress (and has one of the best records for doing so as a Senator).

And she'd make a great loyal partner for Joe Biden.

I've long thought Biden would want someone to serve as VP who was "his Biden" to President Obama. A real team-mate with a close personal connection.

No one fits the bill better than Amy Klobachar to my way of thinking
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