The only thing left for Joe Biden to do at this point is to pick a running mate.
Much of the nation has already decided how they feel about ol’ Joe, and they are just waiting to see what sort of choice he’s going to make when it comes to his VP slot. This is, after all, an important choice given Biden’s recent lapses in mental acuity and his advanced age.
Also, it’s the last chance we get to make a decision about the race. Once Biden picks a running mate, the real election cycle begins…likely complete with mudslinging the likes of which we’ve never seen before.
Now, after an unprecedented statement by one of the top contenders for the Biden VP slot, that decision just got a little easier – or a lot harder – for the former Vice President.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced Thursday she was removing herself as a candidate to be former Vice President Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick.
Andy why did Klobuchar step aside?
Klobuchar told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell she called Biden Wednesday evening with her decision, saying she believes “this is a moment to put a woman of color on that ticket.”
“After what I’ve seen in my state and what I’ve seen across the country, this is a historic moment and America must seize on this moment,” she said. “There are so many incredibly qualified women. But if you want to heal this nation right now — my party, yes, but our nation — this sure is a hell of a way to do it. And that’s just what I think after being through this in my state.”
Several women of color are purported to be on Biden’s short list, including former prosecutor Kamala Harris, (whose ties to law enforcement make her perhaps a gauche choice at this juncture in time), and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who has been appearing frequently on mainstream media stations as of late.