Act like Bernie did in 2016.
That's the sentiment of most of the 2020 Democrat primary candidates. Deny it they will, but Corey Booker, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand and Elizabeth Warren all have one thing in common: they're trying to sound like democrat-socialist Bernie Sanders did four years ago when he was briefly exciting with young progressives.
Copying Bernie has become the new cliche trend in the Democrat party. So many Dems are copying Bernie that suddenly Bernie no longer carries the essence of excitement around his current campaign. Yep, they all want to be like Bernie. Everyone except for one person.
Meet Amy Klobuchar. Amy is a center-left Democrat liberal and Senior Senator from Minnesota. Technically she's a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, Minnesota's affiliate of the Democratic Party.
Amy doesn't think tuition-free college for everyone is a reasonable idea (at least, not at four-year schools). She also doesn't support socialism or embrace far-left policies. Because she can calculate basic math equations, she's not foolish enough to support policy positions that would bankrupt our country in an effort to give everyone free healthcare, a universal income and unlimited access to gluten-free tofu hotdogs.
Amy's a reasonable, level-headed person (by Democrat party standards) and that's why she'll probably never be the Democrat POTUS candidate for 2020.
It's easy to see how someone like Amy could do well in the general election - she's practically a centrist and, since moderates, not Republicans and Democrats, are generally the people who choose our President, she might actually be able to beat Trump. But it will never happen. When you tell young progressive grassroots activists that their vision of a world where everything is free and nobody has to work isn't a realistic goal that government can achieve, they're unlikely to support your candidacy. In other words, the Democrat party is quickly becoming the pipe dream party.
But Amy's campaign manager, at least from a marketing perspective, is missing out on something huge. No, really, Amy has done something for young Americans that they've been enjoying for years and her communications director probably doesn't even realize it.
Way back in 2010, when all the young progressive voters surrounding Kamala, Booker and Fauxcohontas were still children who attended public schools, America was at war. I'm not talking about the war in Iraq, Afghanistan or Libya - I'm talking about Michelle Obama's war for your school lunch.
The Healthy-Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was a law that provided funding for federal school meals and child nutrition programs to help kids from low-income get access to healthy food. You probably remember hearing young kids all over America complaining about their disgusting school lunches. That was something Michelle Obama pushed hard for and it's a reason why so many kids stopped eating lunch at public schools.
But as unpopular as the Healthy-Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was after it implemented, it actually could of have been worse if not for the efforts of one lady from Minnesota.
Amy played a pivotal role in protecting the most sacred food in every child's diet: pizza. When lawmakers proposed that the Healthy Hungry-Free Kids Act of 2010 eliminate pizza from school lunches, Klobuchar petitioned the USDA to protect frozen pizzas in school lunches.
This was harder than it may have sounded - Amy had to prove to people that pizza was healthy enough to feed to young kids. She did this by convincing people that the sauce used in pizzas should qualify as a serving of vegetables. In doing so she also saved the jobs of a countless number of employees who work at the Schwan Company of Minnesota, a business that made $3 billion annually off selling frozen pizzas to public schools.
Genius! Amy saved pizza and jobs by tricking stupid people into thinking pizza was a vegetable!
That should also be her angle for 2020! She's not the candidate for people who want to bankrupt America in an effort to pack four-year colleges with people who no business being there and she's not someone who thinks the labor of every healthcare professional should be forced and offered to people free of charge.
No, Amy Klobuchar is the Presidential candidate for Democrats who love pizza.
It might not be as flashy as identity politics and socialism, but it's a heck of a lot easier to embrace than the nonsense the Far-Left is currently shilling.
Don't get me wrong, I would never vote for Amy. But I hate to see the only some-what reasonable person in a pack of bat s*** crazy nut-jobs get tossed to the side by a bunch of anti-American slobs.
The lady who saved frozen pizza deserves better.
Photo of pizza-saving politician by Getty Images