The US Senator from Minnesota was probably Biden’s first choice at one time but as soon as the George Floyd incident hit the media , her being the District Attorney there took her out of the running …
This is probably gonna take Elizabeth Warren out the mix also….
The implied conclusion is that Biden should pick a black or latino woman as his running choice for Vice President…
This could also knock Kampala Harris and Bal Demings out of the lead since they both have law enforcement experience like Klobuchar …
The person more likely to get a serious look could for Obama national security advisor Susan Rice who has no law enforcement or elective office history ….
Which could be good and not so good..
Rice’s son is a strong Trump supporter.
Something like that didn’t hurt James Carville with a ill Clinton and hasn’t hurt Kellyann Conway with Donald Trump…
Sen. Amy Klobuchar late Thursday said she personally called Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to advise he pick a woman of color as his running mate, effectively announcing the end of her vice presidential aspirations.
“I truly believe, as I actually told the vice president last night when I called him, that I think this is a moment to put a woman of color on that ticket,” the Minnesota Democrat told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell. “And there is so many incredibly qualified women.”
Klobuchar had long been considered a top contender for Biden’s vice presidential pick, but as protests over police brutality against African Americans erupted across the country following the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, the traditional running mate calculus was altered. Klobuchar’s credentials as a former prosecutor with a tough-on-crime record didn’t sit well as her home state became a locus among protests and calls for structural change in law enforcement.
Two other potential Biden picks, California Sen. Kamala Harris and Florida Rep. Val Demings, also have law enforcement backgrounds. However, both are black women, have more support among African-American leaders and have been more comfortable discussing issues of race, inequality and police brutality.
In adding her name to the growing chorus of voices who think Biden should not pick a white woman, Klobuchar’s announcement was widely viewed by Democratic insiders as a blow to the chances of Massachusetts’ Sen Elizabeth Warren, who is a top consideration for Biden.