We’ve seen this movie before:
A ruthless & calculating blue state senator is promoted and praised by an adoring and obsequious local press who coyly tease at a run for The Ring of Power while her staff of obedient lackeys fluff her image and chum the waters of the presidential wading pool.
Minnesota’s senior DFL senator, Amy Klobuchar is hoping to use the Iowa Caucus to jump-start her not-quite-stealth run for the Oval Office in 2020.
A gloriously liberal Queen Bee from a now solidly blue & very woke state, Klobuchar is being presented as the Next Progressive Darling following the tradition of Hubert Humphrey, Walter Mondale and Paul Wellstone.
The Senator of Small Things, as she has been derisively monikered by some of her notoriously ineffectual GOP opponents in The North Star State, Klobuchar has raised inoffensiveness to an art form while delivering a reliable blue vote for the past twelve, soon to be eighteen, years.
Klobuchar recently raised her profile in the Kavanaugh Hearings with her pointed exchange about the nominees proclivity for tipping brewskis. The eventual SCOTUS member fared poorly enough that he offered up a non-apology apology to Klobuchar to right his then listing ship.
No stranger to self-promotion, Klobuchar’s bio book entitled The Senator Next Door is a paean to “aw, shucks-ism” in Minnesota Niceness best hot dish dinner recipe tradition.
But behind the scenes in Washington the Shirley Temple imaged senator is known as The Boss from Hell – her bullied and terrified staff have the highest turn over rate in the Senate.
Look for “Senator Amy” continue her relentless, understated push to grab chunks of the national media pie in the coming year.
Make no mistake, Amy Klobuchar is as effective and ruthless a pol as there is, and she, not Kamala Harris or Elizabeth Warren, is the real-deal Hillary-heiress-in-waiting going into 2020.