Amy Klobuchar: The 7 Issues Guide

Today I present the second of TokyoSand’s excellent posts introducing us to the democratic candidates for the office of president in 2020. Last time we met Senator Kamala Harris who is one of 4 or 5 on my own shortlist, and this week we are introduced to Senator Amy Klobuchar, another on my short list. This is an excellent series providing valuable information about the candidates all in one place, so I hope you’ll take a few minutes to read it. Thank you again, TokyoSand, for this post and permission to share it!


Election 2018 Senate Klobuchar Amy Klobuchar (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

The Democrats have a big field of candidates running for President in 2020. To briefly use a sports analogy, I see our candidates as the starting players on the Blue team, each bringing their own unique strengths to the table in a bid to take our country in a very different direction than the one we’re on today.

But as we well know from 2016, the media (and especially social media) gets fixated on non-substantial issues that take up all the oxygen. Plus, they don’t give the candidates the same treatment or the same amount of airtime.

In order to help voters get to know the Democratic candidates, I’ve enlisted the help of a team of terrific volunteers who have helped gather quotes and information about what the candidates have said or done in regards to the 7 issues that midterm voters identified as the…

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12 thoughts on “Amy Klobuchar: The 7 Issues Guide

  1. A kind request if you could profile Senator Bernie at your convenience. I think he would be an amazing President if given the chance. Many thanks for your insightful research and hard work! Blessings.


  2. She is a serious candidate with a serious problem with her treatment of staff.

    No one thought trump was a serious candidate, so he could be as outrageous and offensive and corrupt as he could. He could even brag about it all and a certain type and mentality ate it up! And then lo and behold, he won….though under suspicious circumstances.

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  3. I must agree with Gronda. Amy Klobuchar’s known abusiveness to employees is a red flag. While I do like her stance on many issues, this takes her off the list of potential candidates for me. Thank-you!

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    • I think that will likely be her doom, but y’know … one has to wonder … Trump’s open admission of sexually abusing women, his denigration of all people who don’t fit his mold, more than 5,000 lawsuits, allegations of robbing contractors, of blatant discrimination in his hiring practices … none of that kept him from being elected. A double standard? I’m reserving judgment on Klobuchar, but like you, I am deeply disturbed by her treatment of others.


  4. Dear Jill,

    Hugh has a point. She’ll have to deal with a reputation of being abusive to staffers. She is well known for having high turnover with her staffers because of this. This is not something new for her. It dates back to 2006 when she was a Hennepin County attorney in Minneapolis, MN.The US Senate leadership has talked to her about this but there are still complaints popping up. So far journalists have described her as just being tough and that it’s sexist that her treatment of staffers is an issue. The fact is, she’s abusive.

    For me, it’s a disqualifier. I don’t want someone who can’t treat her staffers with decency, running the White House.
    If I wasn’t aware of her history, I’d be inclined to give her serious consideration.

    Hugs, Gronda

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    • Yes, I actually took her off my short-list last week when I heard of her abusive attitude toward her staff, but then I added her back, with a ‘let’s-wait-and-see’ sort of attitude. For me, if she commits to a change in attitude, then it isn’t necessarily a deal-breaker, though I think it will be very hard for her to overcome during her campaign. But still, I plan to share all of TokyoSand’s 7-issues series, even if it’s a candidate I don’t like at all, for I think it has value for us to learn all we can about them, and she is doing an excellent job in providing a good bit of information.


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