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Klobuchar is a caucus 'best buy'

Iowans’ habit of considering the value of an item has led me to conclude that Amy Klobuchar is the “best buy” among the Democratic candidates for president. Amy is most likely to exhibit effective, sustainable leadership because she has a Midwestern, pragmatic approach to governance; and a humility in her approach to the people who work with her and those whom she serves in the US and interacts with at the international level.

Midwestern Pragmatism — Amy is not overly fascinated by what is new or overly wedded to traditions of the past. Further she is one who realizes that genuine, lasting change is supported by legislation and citizens’ personal experience of the change’s benefit. The later of which takes time, non-biased education, and ongoing evaluation.

Humility — Amy presents herself as someone who has a humble, respectful demeanor. While politicians “fight” she seems to be on a mission of honor in which any enemy is left with some dignity after defeat. Amy recognizes that everyone has useful ideas which can benefit our nation and world. This has been proven by the number of bills, Amy as lead Democrat, has passed in a highly polarized Congress. Amy would approach international relationships having gathered comprehensive understanding of the history, status and goals of any nation in conjunction with her staff.

Think about each candidate’s relative value and join Amy’s mission of honor when you cast your caucus vote on Feb 3.

Nancy Thompson

Iowa City

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