Failed Democratic presidential candidate and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Wednesday on ABC’s The View that Joe Biden would bring back “decency and dignity to the White House” if elected, Breitbart reported.
Klobuchar pointed to what she believes is Biden’s empathetic nature, describing the way he reached out to someone whose family member died. She also talked about the former vice president’s friendship with View cohost Meghan McCain’s father, the late Sen. John McCain.
“In terms of what they should know about Joe Biden, I think it’s what we saw last night,” Klobuchar said, referring to Sunday night’s debate between Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. “A true leader, someone who has worked for change his whole life, someone who will have the back of the American people.”
Klobuchar for VP?
Klobuchar evaded questions about whether she could be Biden’s vice presidential pick. Biden pledged during the debate that he would choose a female running mate, ABC News reported.
“I am not talking about hypotheticals. I have not [talked to him about this],” Klobuchar said. “There are great women throughout this country, and no one knows better about being vice president than Joe Biden.”
News site Wonkette pointed out that Klobuchar appeared pleased about growing speculation that she is indeed under serious consideration for the number-two spot on the ticket.
“She later politely sidestepped Sunny Hostin’s questions about whether she was on a shortlist for Biden’s vice president,” Stephen Robinson of Wonkette wrote. “Still, look at her face when she discusses the possibility. She’s not Meryl Streep. She wouldn’t look that happy if she suspected Biden was seriously considering Pete Buttigieg.”
Praise for Sanders
Klobuchar also praised Sanders for his impact on the presidential race and said she had faith in his ability to choose if and when to exit the race after falling significantly behind Biden in the delegate count, saying, “That is so his decision… I just have faith that he’ll make a decision when that decision is right for him.”
She also said she was hopeful that Sanders supporters would give their support to Biden if and when Sanders leaves the race. “If and when he makes that decision that he would endorse Joe Biden, I think that he will do everything to bring his supporters with him,” she added.
Joe Biden may have genuine compassion for certain Americans with whom he has an established affinity, but his aggressive response to a question from a construction worker at a campaign stop in Michigan recently reveals that his empathy is conditional and depends on whether a potential recipient of it is politically like-minded.
As far as the decency cited by Klobuchar, that may be hard to assess until there has been a full investigation of the Ukrainian business and diplomatic dealings of the former vice president and his son Hunter, concerns that have conveniently — but hopefully temporarily — been forgotten amid the coronavirus crisis.
Besides, what good will any of these supposedly wonderful qualities do if Biden can’t even remember where he is half the time?