Amy Klobuchar slips up, hints she could be Biden’s running mate

Everyone wants to know why Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) suddenly dropped out of the presidential race and endorsed Joe Biden just hours before Super Tuesday.

It now appears as though Klobuchar herself revealed the reason with a slip of the tongue, hinting she may be on the ticket as his vice president. 

That oops moment

Heading into Super Tuesday, it seemed as though Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was headed for a big win. Then, on Monday, both Klobuchar and former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg abruptly dropped out of the race, despite giving no indication beforehand that they had plans to do so.

Not only that, but they also both endorsed Joe Biden, completely changing the outlook of the race. There is no doubt at all that Klobuchar’s move won Joe Biden the state of Minnesota.

This all served to give Joe Biden’s flailing campaign new life and may have actually handed him the Democratic Party’s nomination.

Why Klobuchar?

The widely held belief when Klobuchar dropped out was that some type of backroom deal was made promising her a role in the Biden administration. Now it seems that Klobuchar herself may have let the cat out of the bag as to what that deal was.

When you look at the breakdown of the most frequently named potential running mates for Joe Biden, Klobuchar seems to be the one with the most to offer Biden’s campaign.

According to an Axios report published on Monday, Klobuchar, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick are all on the shortlist for the second spot on the ticket.

There is no doubt that any Democrat running will win California, so adding Harris to the ticket wouldn’t bring that much to the table. Massachusetts is also a lock for any Democrat candidate, so that would presumably take Patrick out of the race.

New Jersey represented a roughly 10-point win for Hillary Clinton in 2016, and it’s likely that it will again swing blue, taking Booker out of the picture.

Minnesota was also won by Clinton in 2016, but only by about 44,000 votes, which translated to a margin of less than 2%. This is one of the states Republicans are targeting to flip in 2020. With Klobuchar behind Biden, that would make it much more difficult to do.

It may have seemed like a slip of the tongue by Klobuchar, but the more you break down the facts, the more it looks like she was giving up the tapes rather than committing a simple verbal miscue.

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