Today’s Capital Journal makes the case that a (relatively) moderate, Mid-Western Democrat, could be a winner in 2020. That Democrat is Sen. Amy Klobuchar from Minnesota.
Gerald Seib makes the case that Sen. Klobuchar could be the last woman standing:
As this drama begins, the key question is whether the party will find somebody who appeals both to its coastal base dominated by progressives, upscale college graduates, millennials and minorities, or choose someone who is more appealing to traditional working- and middle-class voters in industrial Midwest states such as Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan, all of which helped Democrats reclaim the House in this year’s mid-term elections.
When asked recently who Republicans should fear most in the 2020 presidential campaign, two prominent GOP figures, both women speaking independently of each other, gave the same response: Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.
The economic stars may align against Donald Trump’s re-election in 2020. And, it should be said, Amy Klobuchar is no Hillary Clinton. And that’s one of the best things she’s got going for her. Trump’s usual insulting, mocking style will likely not be effective against Klobuchar. Unless, of course, she’s got some nasties lurking in her past we are so far unaware of.
Please understand: I’d much rather not have any Democrat win in 2020. But, all things considered, I’d also much rather have someone who is not a radical bomb thrower if we must have a Democrat.