I strongly support the progressive three-term Sen. Amy Klobuchar from our neighboring state of Minnesota for the Democratic Presidential nomination. She is a Midwestern pragmatist who can bring us together, to do what is best for all Americans. She can defeat Trump in decisive battleground states, including Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Pennsylvania, and yes, Minnesota. She has the support of 70 percent of the Minnesota electorate, including many Republicans. She won all the red districts Trump won in her reelection campaign. And she beat Trump by 17 points in a recent Minneapolis Star Tribune poll of all Minnesotans, considerably more than Biden, Sanders, or Warren. Notably, she has introduced or co-introduced a good deal of legislation (101 bills) in the U.S. Senate, drawing bipartisan support. Her proposed laws before Congress include: Empowering Medicare Seniors to Negotiate Drug Prices Act; Safe and Affordable Drugs from Canada Act; and, Preserve Access to Affordable Generics Act. Her policy proposal to research and cure Alzheimer’s offers a thorough, detailed plan endorsed by many in the medical community.
Amy Klobuchar is a once-in-a-generation political talent, a potentially transformative figure in our national life. She can dismember Trump in one-on-one debates; she zealously wants the chance to do so! She will make either a superb president (or vice president). We need to give her a ticket out of Iowa to continue her campaign.