Biden Vetting Klobuchar: If He Defeats Trump, First Woman President Virtually Assured
Written by R. Cort Kirkwood
If President Trump loses on November 3, the next vice president of the United States will be a woman, in keeping with Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden’s promise to pick a woman as his running mate.
One possible contender to be the first woman VP? Senator Amy Klobuchar, whom Biden’s campaign operatives are vetting.
Klobuchar joins hate-Trump Democrat Kamala Harris, fake Indian Elizabeth Warren, and other lesser-known women on the short list of candidates.
But a Trump loss will also mean something even more significant than a woman vice president, which was a possibility when Democrat Senator Walter Mondale imprudently chose Representative Geraldine Ferraro to be his running mate.
The United States might have its first woman president in 2024, if not before, given Biden’s age and all-too-obvious cognitive decline that could end his presidency before his first term ends.
“No one’s been vetted yet,” Biden told late-night talker Stephen Colbert, as CBS News reported, but he did confirm that campaign aides are just about finished with the first stage of choosing a running mate.Reported CBS:
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….
Biden has publicly credited Klobuchar for strong debate performances and for helping him win Minnesota, a victory that came only after she and other contenders dropped out just hours before March’s Super Tuesday primaries that helped propel Biden into the lead. He is on track to officially clinch the Democratic presidential nomination next month after several states hold primaries rescheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Klobuchar is No. 3 on CNN political writer Chris Cillizza’s list of possible running mates, behind Warren and Harris, who is “ranked No. 1 in every single Biden VP list I’ve done — and is generally seen as the front-runner to be the pick.”
Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the New Hampshire Democrat, isn’t interested in the job, while New Hampshire’s other senator, Maggie Hassan, “has agreed to be vetted” and is “flattered” that Biden is considering her, CBS reported.
But Biden is considering “multiple” black candidates, he said on Friday. One of them might well be Val Demmings, who represents Florida’s 10th district and is “drawing increasing buzz among donors and Democratic members of Congress as the best pick for Biden,” Cillizza wrote.
Another is failed gubernatorial candidate Stacy Abrams, No. 10 on Cillizza’s list. “If the VP pick came down to which candidate had the most pieces written about her, the former Georgia state House minority leader would win in a romp,” he wrote. “But being an object of fascination among prominent liberals is not necessarily the best recommender for being Biden’s choice.”
Also low on Cillizza’s list is President Obama’s national security advisor, Susan Rice.
Why It’s Important
Yet the name of Biden’s pick, as history goes, won’t be as important as her sex.
If Biden is elected, by the end of his first term he will be 82 years old — 83 if he wins re-election and takes the oath in 2025 — and most likely mentally and physically unable to fulfill the duties of the office through 2029. Even liberals who hate Donald Trump believe Biden is in the first stages of dementia, a condition that will not improve.
But whether Biden serves a full term, dies in office, must resign, or is removed pursuant to the 25th amendment because of incapacity, his successor will be a woman, which means a Biden victory on November 3 sets the stage for the first woman president.
She would run for president in 2024 either as incumbent president or incumbent vice president.
Of the 14 vice presidents who have become president, only two were elected when they were incumbent vice presidents: Martin Van Buren in 1836 and George H.W. Bush in 1988.
That means, if Biden wins in November, the country’s best chance of dodging the bullet of a hard-left feminist in control of the Oval Office is for Biden to finish his first term.
R. Cort Kirkwood is a long-time contributor to The New American and a former newspaper editor.
Courtesy of The New American