“Oh . . . umm . . . I see — Never Mind”

[Editor’s Note: The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway (“Berkshire”), or any other entity referenced. Edina Realty is a subsidiary of Berkshire.]

“Sanders has edge in latest New Hampshire polls, with signs of late Klobuchar rise.”

–headline, Washington Post (2/10/2020).

It’s the nature of politics that voters’ ardor always seems to be strongest for the candidates not in the ring.

Which is a shame.

Maybe if Minnesota’s senior senator, Amy Klobuchar, played harder to get, was more aloof, or perceived as being above the fray instead of very much in it, she’d be the front runner instead of in 4th place (but climbing!) in the Dems’ race for President.

“Goldilocks” Scenario; Minnesota’s Favorite¬†Daughter

If you live here and voted for her — most Minnesotans have, several times — you know that Amy is a whip smart, decent yet tough,¬†effective public servant, with demonstrated crossover appeal to Independents and Republicans.

If you don’t . . . see above.

Here’s hoping that the Democrats’ “Goldilocks” Scenario — needing someone who’s more middle-of-the-road than Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren, but more experienced than Pete Buttigieg — gives Klobuchar the spotlight she deserves . . .

P.S.: During the waning days of Ronald Reagan’s presidency, when he was beset by Iran-Contra and other scandals, a bumper sticker appeared that lamented (very much tongue-in-cheek): “This wouldn’t have happened if Reagan were still alive.”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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