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Elle: Klobuchar should be ‘pointing her ambition at the White House’

WASHINGTON — In a long, glowing profile of Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Elle magazine suggests that Minnesota’s senior senator ought to be ‘pointing her ambition at the White House’, one of many nice things that author Lisa DePaulo said about her.

The driving point of the article seems to be this paragraph:

Herein lies a key to Amy Klobuchar. She is acutely aware of the need to blend her folksiness, her realness, with her driving ambition, which, quite frankly, no woman should have to apologize for but all of them end up doing. That she does it better than most—with humor and the requisite self-deprecation—obscures the fact that Klobuchar is no accidental politician.

The speculation, summed up in the headline and left to the reader’s imagination in much of the rest, is that Klobuchar may one day make a serious run at the White House. The story serves to chronicle how she got from school to the Senate, the jumping-off point for such a run.

Long-time Klobuchar watchers won’t find much new in the profile, but it’s an interesting take from a national publication that clearly thinks Klobuchar has what it takes to finally break down the ultimate glass ceiling and step into the White House, if she wants it.

Read the full Elle profile here.

Comments (4)

  1. Submitted by Paul Brandon on 04/01/2010 - 03:25 pm.

    I’ve thought from the start that she had the potential, though I’d like her to take the lead on more substantive legislation than she has so far — she seems to be avoiding controversy (maybe that’s Al’s bailiwick ;-).

  2. Submitted by Erik Esse on 04/02/2010 - 04:25 pm.

    Her “realness”? Really? From the start, Amy Klobuchar has struck me as one of the least real of our DFL politicians. To me, she doesn’t seem folksy, she seems condescending and stiff. Playing it safe, remaining vague on policy and repeating that she’ll “fight for Minnesota” (and having weak opponents) got her into the Senate, but she’ll need to do more to make me take her seriously for the White House.

  3. Submitted by Ron Gotzman on 04/05/2010 - 08:36 am.

    Amy K campaigned on the promises to lower the national debt, lower the deficit, get us out of Iraq, and strictly adhering to pay-go.

    With her record of “miserably failing” to keep her campaign promises, she is definitely “Washington Material.”

  4. Submitted by Mohammed Ali Bin Shah on 04/07/2010 - 12:03 am.

    So, I guess that having a famous name (at least in these parts) is qualification for President these days? Because she hasn’t done anything as Senator to earn her own respect.

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