While many are, in the Washington Post columnist Stephen Stromberg’s words “mourning” the end of the Warren campaign, the female contender that should be receiving condolences for her stalled candidacy is Amy Klobuchar.
The Minnesota Senator was truly the Goldilocks Candidate.
She had the proposals that could pass Congress.
She had the experience in the Senate as a dealmaker.
She had the appeal to bring all the Midwest back into the Democratic camp.
She had the pragmatic temperament and positions that impressed observers in the Presidential Debates.
She had more newspaper endorsements than the Massachusetts Senator.
While Warren was coming in third in her home state on Super Tuesday, Klobuchar had effectively transferred her support to Joe Biden as he won Minnesota.
It is a shame, as Stromberg wrote, that Klobuchar had to contend with Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg for the pragmatic progressive lane.
To be fair, Warren had to share the liberal progressive one with Sanders.
It is also a shame Klobuchar was not given more time in the earlier debates to make a name for herself as she ceded time to candidates like Marianne Williamson, Tulsi Gabbard, and John Delaney should not have been on the stage.
She, not Warren, was the woman candidate that could have beaten Donald Trump in 2020 more easily.
She was the just right Presidential Candidate who, like the Democratic Governors who ran in this election cycle, never gained the proper traction she deserved.
Hopefully, whoever wins the Democratic Nomination, they will strongly consider Klobuchar for the Vice Presidency.
She has proven that she can be the President if the need arises.