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Amy Klobuchar Is in for 2020 Presidential Run

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by citygator, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. citygator

    citygator Premium Member

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    Well, anyone not running in this election?

    Amy Klobuchar Announces 2020 Presidential Run | HuffPost

     
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  2. rivergator

    rivergator Too Hot Mod Moderator VIP Member

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    If nominated I will not run
    If elected I will not serve.

    Just sayin'
     
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  3. citygator

    citygator Premium Member

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    Most moderate woman to announce? Current candidates are more progressive than she, says the pundits.
     
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  4. gatorpika

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    The question is whether the people who identify as moderates rally around a single candidate while the progressives split the vote. Maybe then she has a chance, but I am not hopeful.
     
  5. mutz87

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    Has she found a campaign manager yet? I've been seeing controversial reports about her treating her staff like dog doo doo.
     
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  6. citygator

    citygator Premium Member

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    You yell and berate dog doo doo at your place? Weird. :)
     
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  7. mutz87

    mutz87 Complexified VIP Member

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    lol

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  9. citygator

    citygator Premium Member

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    Thought you guys liked that? Trump and DOJ, Trump and FBI, Trump and Nikki Haley who doesn’t get confused, sessions. Could go on.
     
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  10. gatordavisl

    gatordavisl GC Hall of Fame

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    She must have a professional motive, because she does not have any kind of chance.
     
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  11. citygator

    citygator Premium Member

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    Although same could be said of sitting President 4 years ago.
     
  12. gatordavisl

    gatordavisl GC Hall of Fame

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    True - but Americans had at least heard of DJT. Klobuchar really, really, has no chance.
     
  13. gtr2x

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    Maybe not the top spot, but I think she might have a shot at the #2 spot. Thought she was great at the Kavanaugh hearings, which got her some national pub. Prior to that, never heard of her.
    She has the advantage of starting off in nearby iowa.
     
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  14. HallGator

    HallGator Senile Mod Moderator VIP Member

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    From FiveThirtyEight:


    How Amy Klobuchar Could Win The 2020 Democratic Nomination


    Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced her candidacy for president at a rally in Minneapolis on Sunday, becoming the fifth Democratic senatorAnd roughly the 11th Democrat overall, depending on who you’re counting.

    In contrast to some of the big names — Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren — who had been expected to run for president for years, Klobuchar is a little bit more of a homespun, independent-label candidate.

    But being on an indie label has its upsides and downsides. On the one hand, there’s perceived authenticity and the ability to build momentum from modest expectations. On the other hand, there’s the question of whether your product can get into the hands of consumers without having major-label marketing muscle behind it — and, if so, whether it can expand beyond a niche audience.

    So this article is meant to provide a relatively comprehensive assessment of Klobuchar’s strengths and weaknesses — rather than being either a “devil’s advocate” argument or a best-case scenario. It’s informed by conversations with Klobuchar’s campaign as well as with unaffiliated Democrats, but the opinions and analysis are my own. As you’ll see, I think Klobuchar’s upsides outweigh her downsides, but there’s plenty of material in both columns.

    Four potential advantages

    1. Electability. Democrats really, really want to beat President Trump. A recent Monmouth University poll found that 56 percent of Democrats “prefer someone who would be a strong candidate against Trump even if they disagree with that candidate on most issues,” compared with just 33 percent who held the opposite view.

    How Amy Klobuchar Could Win The 2020 Democratic Nomination



     
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  15. OaktownGator

    OaktownGator Guardian of the GC Galaxy Moderator VIP Member

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    So you're saying she has a real chance with Trump's base. Interesting. ;)
     
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  16. gator_lawyer

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    She has a chance.
     
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  17. ursidman

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    or cast in a different light: She is demanding?
     
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    If she keeps this up, she is going to have a chance :)

     
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  20. ThePlayer

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    You thought she was great while attempting to destroy a good man's reputation?
     
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