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Tue Jan 7, 2020, 12:21 PM

nytimes.com: [Klobuchar is] "A Democrat Who Can Beat Trump"

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A Democrat Who Can Beat Trump:
Why Amy Klobuchar still has a chance.

By David Leonhardt, Opinion Columnist

If you’re like a lot of Democrats, you worry that Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are too liberal — or at least that other voters think so. You’re also not buying the Pete Buttigieg hype. And you get nervous every time Joe Biden opens his mouth.

So where are you supposed to find a comfortably electable, qualified candidate who won’t turn 80 while in office?

Senator Amy Klobuchar has become an answer to that question in the final month before voting begins. She has outlasted more than a dozen other candidates and has two big strengths: A savvy understanding of how to campaign against President Trump and a track record of winning the sorts of swing voters Democrats will likely need this year.
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Klobuchar, to be sure, is not a finished product as a presidential candidate. Too often, she sounds like a senator speaking in legislative to-do lists rather than a future president who can inspire voters. That tendency — along with too much needling of other candidates, instead of focusing on her own message — was evident in the most recent debate.

Yet she still emerged as one of the debate’s winners, and she is enjoying a burst of new attention. She raised more than twice as much money, $11.4 million, in the fourth quarter of 2019 than the third quarter. When I ask top Democrats which candidate has the best chance of beating Trump, Klobuchar is often their answer. If party leaders still chose nominees, she might now be the favorite.


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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/05/opinion/amy-klobuchar-2020.html

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Response to joost5 (Original post)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 12:36 PM

1. I agree. And it's not just that she can beat Trump...

when she speaks, she presents herself as what a proper and successful president should be.

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Response to joost5 (Original post)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 04:45 PM

2. Yes she can!

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Response to joost5 (Original post)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 08:05 AM

3. Go Amy!

And I thought I was the only Amy fan. It's nice to see so many fine folks hop on the Amy band wagon. I know she can beat the Totally Dearest Leader Ever.

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Response to joost5 (Original post)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 10:22 AM

4. k&r!

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Sat Jan 18, 2020, 01:08 PM

5. We all know this. Sadly, in days of "Social Media" voters look for "fireworks."

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