I’m one of those small donors who supported several candidates ahead of the mid-terms, including Beto O’Rourke. But I won’t be supporting him, or Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker or Kamala Harris (for example) in the Democratic primary race–as much as I admire all of them. With my limited disposable means I intend to choose authenticity over ideology and substance over celebrity. Empathy AND experience: these are the qualities I believe we want and need in a presidential candidate and that’s why I believe that Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown would be the best candidate to unite a fractious Democratic party while appealing to a polarized nation. I believe that if he chooses to run (and I hope that he will announce sooner rather than later) he would be, hands down, the best and most electable anecdote to Trumpism. I will look forward to more coverage of him and Amy Knobuchar, who would make (in my view) a truly great team.