Could THIS Candidate Be Biden’s Safest Choice For VP?

Via The Washington Examiner:

As Joe Biden begins scrutinizing and vetting potential running mates, a former 2020 Democratic presidential rival, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, is emerging as seemingly safe and reliable. 

Doing so would go against the wishes of many party activists who are demanding that Biden, vice president under President Barack Obama and now the presumptive Democratic nominee, choose a black woman or vocal liberal. Biden has pledged to choose a woman as his running mate, and Klobuchar would help him keep moderate voters in his fold — a crucial voting bloc in a tight race against President Trump. 

Klobuchar, 59, ran a presidential campaign much like Biden’s during this cycle’s primary. Touting a message of moderation and bipartisan cooperation, the former Hennepin County district attorney sought to contrast herself with left-wing and socialist rivals such as Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders of Vermont. 

Any running mate’s influence on a presidential race is debatable. But Biden’s age, 77, means that voters are likely to give his second-in-command more scrutiny than usual. Nor has Biden promised to run for two terms, saying he’d revisit the question after evaluating his own health down the road. His vice president would likely be the natural successor.