REPORT: Amy Klobuchar is the Favorite for Joe Biden’s Running Mate

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks into the microphone as his former rival for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, Senator Amy Klobuchar, endorses him during a campaign event in Dallas, Texas, U.S., March 2, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

So-called Democratic insiders are claiming that Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar is the front-runner in Joe Biden’s process for choosing a running mate, according to new reporting from the New York Post.

Klobuchar is squarely within the centrist wing of the party, and her selection would mean that Biden’s presidential ticket is composed of two figures associated with the Democratic establishment. Biden has already pledged to pick a woman in a gesture towards shameless identity politics.

A supposed Biden campaign “insider” apparently told the New York Post that the Minnesota Senator “could be number one” in Biden’s current selection process. Other contenders include neoliberal Democrats Kamala Harris and Gretchen Whitmer.

Klobuchar has spoken openly of her ambitions to be selected as Joe Biden’s Vice Presidential nominee before, telling a Biden campaign crowd during her endorsement that she “couldn’t think of a better way to end my candidacy than join the ticket.” 

The Minnesota Senator’s campaign was beset of accusations of being an abusive boss towards her own senate staffers, ranging from verbally berating employees to even telling a senate staffer to eat a salad with a comb after forgetting to bring utensils.

Klobuchar’s endorsement of Biden just before Super Tuesday(coinciding with an endorsement from gun-grabber Beto O’Rourke) proved crucial in buffing up Biden enough to fend off democratic socialist Bernie Sanders, having ended her own presidential campaign immediately before. Her Vice Presidential nomination could possibly be a reward for her loyalty to the party establishment.

Joe Biden would be the oldest President ever to be sworn in on inauguration day if he proves successful in defeating Donald Trump, and it’s not entirely impossible his Vice President would take over the reins of the presidency should he win. In any case, the loyal member of the Democrat establishment provides an effective prop for Biden to speak of his commitment towards empowering women.