As the 2020 primary election plays out, various Democrat candidates are focusing their energies on different states which will soon vote. This includes making the rounds in various counties and attempting to win voters over.
Last week, 2020 candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar sat down for an interview with MSNBC. During this time, the senator discussed her campaign strategies and furthermore shared her thoughts on the events which transpired during the 2016 presidential election.
According to Klobuchar, two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would have made a “fantastic president.”
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During her time on-air, the 2020 Democrat made the case that visiting each of Iowa’s 99 counties is necessary for her political success.
Klobuchar also made sure to laud the merits of not only going “where it’s comfortable.” Before sharing her opinions about Hillary Clinton, the senator furthermore expressed an interest in serving as president for “all of America” and not just the part of America which agrees with her politics.
Then, Klobuchar professed that a lack of votes in Iowa ultimately contributed to Clinton’s loss of the election.
In the 2020 Democrat’s own words:
When you look at what happens in 2016, Hillary Clinton would have made a fantastic president. One of [the] things that happened is that we, people stayed home or they voted for Donald Trump, over 30 counties in Iowa. They actually had voted for Barack Obama and then they voted for Donald Trump. I want to bring them with us.”
During the rest of her interview, Klobuchar stressed the point that she’s reached out to red voters throughout her political career.
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At this time, Klobuchar is polling at a national percentage of 3.5%. In Iowa, her poll numbers are slightly higher, around the 6% range.
During her time as a presidential candidate, the senator has complained about sexism. According to Klobuchar, her status as a woman holds her back politically; to be precise, Klobuchar recently took aim at fellow candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
According to Klobuchar, a woman with Buttigieg’s qualifications and experiences wouldn’t make the debate stage. Buttigieg, for his part, pushed back against the senator’s commentary.