Of the 12 remaining Democratic candidates vying for the presidency in 2020, only a select few have an actual chance.
Of those with a chance, I believe Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota is the best bet for Democrats winning in 2020. Klobuchar is the best-posed candidate to take on President Trump in the November general election. Her experience, pragmatism, personality, political proposals and her core ideology make her a very electable candidate in a field of candidates with very radical progressive policy proposals.
Her political ideology as a moderate Democrat makes her more appealing to traditional Democrats, independents and traditional Republicans who may be put off by Trump. Her views on federal healthcare suggest a non-required public option that is built on reforming Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act and forming it as a non-profit public option.
On pharmaceutical drugs, she supports bringing in certified drug competitors from foreign nations promoting actual marketplace competition. In regard to energy, she supports an economically sustainable transition to green energy using natural gas as a transition fuel. Klobuchar is substantially more moderate than many other candidates and is more appealing to the electorate in the general election.
Additionally, Klobuchar is detailed in all her proposals. She is the only candidate as of now to actually have a specific plan to combat the federal deficit, a big point for Republicans. Additionally, all of her plans and proposals include detailed outlines on where the money would come from for her proposals.
She is prepared and ready for the general election and she is transparent on her goals. Klobuchar is not only a moderate, but is someone who is experienced. She has served in the U.S Senate for 13 years and has served on many high-level committees including the Judiciary and Foreign Affairs committees.
At the end of the 114th Congress in late 2016, Klobuchar had passed more legislation than any other senator, which is an impressive feat considering some of the tenures of many senators (including some of her competitors). She is also a frequently bipartisan senator.
The Winona Daily News described her as a “rare politician who works across the aisle.” On the new USMCA agreement, she will be voting to approve the treaty, saying “moderate gains are better than no gains, Senator Sanders.”
Not only is she experienced in a good way, but she lacks a trail of political failures, embarrassing statements and scandalous experiences that many of her fellow candidates have. This overall good appearance and experience will serve her well in a potential battle against Trump.
Klobuchar is also a likeable and appealing figure to Americans because she is a mother and is a pragmatic person. She presents herself and genuinely seems relatable, caring and more like a normal American than most. Nonetheless, she has the tough and determined mindset appealing to many Americans.
Give it a thought: Klobuchar, for the above reasons, is positioned as the best candidate to beat President Trump in 2020.