In Iowa CNN political analyst David Axelrod told MNN that the large field of Democrats will soon thin out – but Senator Amy Klobuchar has to step up:

“She’s not in the bottom and she’s not in the top and it’s a tough place to be. She has definite strengths but she’s going to have to I think make a much sharper distinction between herself and others if she’s going to get any traction.”

Axelrod says while Klobuchar is Minnesota nice:

“You also want someone to draw clear distinctions so that there is no mistake. And she seemed…seemed in the two debates a little unwilling to do that.”

Axelrod guided Barack Obama to two presidential wins.