It’s a frustrating season on the right side of the aisle and discouraged Republicans are looking for someone other than the inevitable to support in 2020.
As it stands now, Democratic presidential hopefuls are increasing in number almost by the day. So far, they include controversial, and oftentimes outlandish, firebrands such as Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kamala Harris of California, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii to name a few. Most of these current candidates are using theatrics or identity politics to define their progressive campaigns.
One Democrat who stands out from the crowd is Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, who announced her candidacy on Feb. 10. Overwhelmingly, the term “pragmatic” has been used to describe this politician from the Upper Midwest. Klobuchar is incredibly likable (despite reports that she has been overly tough with her staff), seemingly down-to-earth, and has earned a great reputation on Capitol Hill. Even Republican colleagues sing her praises.