The most important decision that the Democratic Party is going to have to make in the coming weeks concerns presumptive 2020 nominee Joe Biden’s running mate. Biden himself appears a lost cause, mostly, with his constant buffoonery and glut of gaffes; the only hope that the left has of recapturing the youth demographic of their own party is by supplementing the ticket with a blockbuster.
For months, the Biden team publicly courted Michelle Obama for the slot, but the former First Lady insisted that she was not interested in being back in the White House any time soon.
Biden’s second, (or maybe third choice), appears to be Amy Klobuchar.
Senator Amy Klobuchar, Democrat of Minnesota, has been asked by Joe Biden to undergo a formal vetting to be considered as his vice presidential running mate, one of several potential contenders now being scrutinized by his aides ahead of a final decision, according to people familiar with the moves.
In an interview with Stephen Colbert on Thursday night, Biden said “no one’s been vetted yet by the team” but confirmed the initial preliminary outreach to gauge interest is “coming to an end now.”
Biden said the “invasive” vetting process will soon begin.
And how serious is the Biden team?
When pressed on Klobuchar’s chances of making his running mate “short list,” Biden responded positively: “Amy’s first rate, don’t get me wrong.”
The request for information from potential running mates like Klobuchar “is underway,” a senior Biden campaign aide tells CBS News. If a potential contender consents, she should be poised to undergo a rigorous multi-week review of her public and private life and work by a hand-picked group of Biden confidantes, who will review tax returns, public speeches, voting records, past personal relationships and potentially scandalous details from her past.
Klobuchar is just one of many names on the apparent “short list” of the Biden campaign, but she is certainly the most well-known.
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