Klobuchar’s Potential V.P. Nod is Just the Latest Democratic Party Bungle.

What do they feel she has to offer?

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., spoke at a rally in Portland, Maine, during her presidential campaign.

In a far from unpredictable turn of events, presumptive democratic nominee Joe Biden has evidently asked Minnesota Senator and former primary rival Amy Klobuchar to undergo vetting to be his Vice Presidential running mate.

As the perfect caricature of what a Washington D.C. democrat would think will appeal to the midwestern voter, naturally Klobuchar was the perfect fit for a campaign seemingly bound and determined to repeat the very same mistakes made by the Clinton campaign in 2016. As with Tim Kaine in the previous election, she brings absolutely nothing to the table. Who, exactly, is the Biden campaign team expecting she will attract? I can’t imagine a Latina woman in Nevada getting excited by the prospects of voting for a Biden/Klobuchar ticket, or a 45 year old white man in Michigan, either. And of course, it should go without saying that this isn’t going to draw in a single Bernie supporter that’s been on the fence about bothering to vote, either.

The choice of Senator Klobuchar is yet another indication of the laziness so prevalent within the democratic party. A party that has not felt the need to actually fight for the votes of the American people in twenty years, coasting along with nothing but the message: “the Republicans are worse, so suck it up”. Amy Klobuchar does not support Medicare for All. She does not support the cancellation of student loan debt and making public colleges and universities tuition free. Whether it be on the campaign trail or on the senate floor, what has Amy ever said that is bold? What has she ever said that is innovative, authentic, or interesting?

I will never forget the 2016 election. I will never forget what it felt like to sit there on the couch in my college apartment, watching the numbers roll in as that sinking, devastated feeling enveloped me almost completely. I’ll never forget the tears shed out of raw anger and fear when I finally went up to bed, and being unable to sleep until after seven in the morning as my mind attempted to come to terms with what the next four years were going to look like.

I have no interest in reliving it.

Under previous “normal” circumstances, a Vice Presidential pick is not typically going to make or break a campaign. But of course more than anything else, the Vice Presidential pick is a message. A message about what type of leadership the American people can expect from the campaign hoping to make it to the White House. Now more than ever, the American people need to see a message of hope, authenticity, strength, and ideas that will leave a lasting, positive impact on the political discourse and our lives overall. Amy Klobuchar certainly sends a message, just not one they were hoping to convey. Amy is as vapid and empty as the democratic party over all. I guess that makes her the perfect fit for the role.

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Lauren is a writer & leftist with analysis on topics related to politics & policy. She can be reached at LaurenMartinchek@gmail.com or Twitter @xlauren_mx

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