In late October, if the headlines were to be believed, Amy Klobuchar's presidential campaign was on the up and up. This was according to commentary in a number of news outlets, praising her performance in the fourth Democratic debate and holding her up as a last hope for moderate Democrats. The headlines rolled in from Politico ("It sure feels like Buttigieg and Klobuchar have wind in their sails") to The New York Times ("In Iowa, Amy Klobuchar Gets a Second Look After Debate"). Many, however, reserved skepticism, along the lines of Nathan J. Robinson's Current Affairs, when the publication quipped: "Klobuchar Receiving a Totally Organic and Not At All Media-Manufactured Burst of Attention."
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