The year 2020 has certainly been one for the record books, that’s undeniable, and, as such, it shouldn’t be all that surprising that the presidential election here in the United States would also suffer its own strangeness as well.
And no, we’re not just talking about the way that Joe Biden’s gibberish has a way of getting away from him.
It seems that the former Vice President is going to have one less possible running mate to choose from as of this week.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced Thursday she was removing herself as a candidate to be former Vice President Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick.
And why has one of the frontrunners for the position decided to 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.”
Biden pledged earlier this year to pick a woman to be his running mate as is currently considering about a half dozen candidates, including several women of color.
“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.”
This appears to leave Elizabeth Warren as the sole caucasian women left in contention for the position, at least according to the widely accepted short list predictions that have been floating around.
Now, the real question will be if Warren decides to step down as well, particularly after her embarrassingly public realization that she has no real claim to the Cherokee heritage that she had spend decades touting.