Everyone agrees that America is becoming more and more polarized, divided, and partisan. We need a presidential candidate who will unite the country, not divide it along economic, geographical, religious, and racial lines. There is no doubt in my mind that Amy Klobuchar is the candidate who can do that.
The good news, based on her most recent commercial, is that Amy seems to agree with me. Unfortunately, so far, not enough Democrats agree with us. I’m hoping that the next debate will give Amy the viral moment that propels her to the top tier of candidates.
I like Amy’s commercial, but I want to push back against its main message. She closes by saying, “I don’t want to be President for half of America. I want to be President for all of America.” That is a lofty goal, but impossible in today’s America when the Republican Party is dominated by climate-change deniers, anti-abortion zealots, racists, AK-47 owners, and followers of the Trump Cult.
I’m proposing a modification in the message for Amy and the Democratic Party. Because of the dysfunctional Republican Party, we have a chance to change the political landscape for generations. We have to recognize that we will never convince the hard-core Trumpers to support a Democrat, but I’m convinced those voters are less than 25% of the population.
America needs a Democratic candidate who can attract reasonable Independents, Republicans, and rural voters. Voters who believe that climate change is a threat to the world, universal background checks are needed for gun purchases, a woman has the right to make her own healthcare decisions, and extreme right-wing terrorists are a danger to this country.
Amy is the candidate who will unite Democrats, Independents, and Republicans into what I am calling “The Reasonable Majority.” #ReasonableMajority. Her background, her experience, her personality, her policies, her politics- all reasonable. I know that the Republicans will try, but will have no luck smearing her as a socialist radical.
It doesn’t have the same ring as “No Drama Obama,” but “No Drama Klobuchar” will be just as effective.
An alternative to Amy Klobuchar’s message is “I don’t want to be President for an America governed by extremism. I want to be President for an America governed by reason. ” Note to Amy: Just don’t say anything about Deporables.
Let me repeat what I said above. Thanks to Donald Trump, Democrats have the chance in 2020 to change America’s political landscape for generations. Let’s not blow it. Nominate Amy Klobuchar!