@SavannahGuthrie: “If asked, would you consider being vice president?”
@amyklobuchar: “I am just doing my work right now. I am one day out of having left my own campaign. I’m going back to Minnesota to celebrate the work with our staff. … That’s where my focus is.
Following Joe Biden’s stunning victory on Super Tuesday, NBC’s Savannah Guthrie sat down with Amy Klobuchar for an interview. One of the questions Savannah asked Amy – Would you consider being Vice President?
As you can see above, Amy did not answer but explained that she wanted to return to Minnesota to“celebrate the work with her staff”.
It is no secret that the endorsements of Amy and Pete Buttigieg put new life in Joe Biden’s campaign. And, indeed, the results from Super Tuesday show it. As I am writing this, Mike Bloomberg is also dropping out of the race, and will endorse Joe Biden.
Why Amy Should Accept Joe Biden’s Invitation If Biden WinsThe Democratic Nomination
I have looked back in history and discovered some very interesting facts which tell a very convincing story.
As I have said many times, it just seems that when certain things repeat themselves more than once, it is something we must pay attention to. In this case, there are four references to the City of Milwaukee , three of which, apply to Amy-
First, there was the recent shooting at the headquarters of Molson-Coors.
Second, Amy Klobuchar’s grandmother was born in Milwaukee.
Third, the first woman Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, spent her childhood in Milwaukee.
Fourth, the Democratic National Convention will be held this year in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Golda Meir Got Things Done Just Like Amy
In January 1948, the treasurer of the Jewish Agency was convinced that Israel would not be able to raise more than seven to eight million dollars from the American Jewish community. Meir traveled to the United States, and she raised $50,000,000, which was used to purchase arms in Europe for the young country. Ben-Gurion wrote that Meir’s role as the “Jewish woman who got the money which made the state possible” would go down one day in the history books.
On May 10, 1948, four days before the official establishment of Israel, Meir traveled to Amman, disguised as an Arab woman, for a secret meeting with King Abdullah I of Transjordan, at which she urged him not to join the other Arab countries in attacking the Jews. Abdullah asked her not to hurry to proclaim a state. Meir replied: “We’ve been waiting for 2,000 years. Is that hurrying?”
Meir was one of 24 signatories (including two women) of the Israeli Declaration of Independence on May 14, 1948. She later recalled, “After I signed, I cried. When I studied American history as a schoolgirl and I read about those who signed the U.S. Declaration of Independence, I couldn’t imagine these were real people doing something real. And there I was sitting down and signing a declaration of establishment.” Israel was attacked the next day by the joint armies of neighboring countries in what became the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.
Vice – President Hubert H. Humphrey Also Got Things Done And Who Amy Must Have Admired
At the 1948 Democratic National Convention, Northern Democrats led by Mayor of Minneapolis Hubert Humphrey and Illinois Senator Paul Douglas pushed for the convention to adopt a strong civil rights platform plank and endorse President Truman’s pro-civil rights actions.
In a speech to the convention, Humphrey urged the Democratic Party to “get out of the shadow of states’ rights and walk forthrightly into the bright sunshine of human rights.” The convention adopted the civil rights plank in a close vote (651½-582½). In response, all 22 members of the Mississippi delegation, led by Governor Fielding L. Wright and former Governor Hugh L. White, walked out of the assembly. Thirteen members of the Alabama delegation followed, led by Leven H. Ellis. The bolted delegates and other Southerners then formed the States’ Rights Democratic Party (“Dixiecrats“), which nominated Strom Thurmond for President and Wright for Vice President.
Amy Klobuchar Speaks At The Statue Unveiling For Hubert Humphrey
I previously wrote a Blog where I commented that Amy Klobuchar was speaking at the unveiling of Hubert Humphrey’s statue in Minneapolis. Suddenly a car pulls up and out jumps former President Bill Clinton in the middle of her speech. Clinton then spoke about how many times he listened to HHH’s speech over and over again. And that was a key moment for him on the road to becoming President.
May I also remind you that when HHH was speaking at the Convention, Israel had just been born, and it was Golda Meir who came to the US asking for money to help the Israeli cause so Israel could buy enough supplies to fight the war Golda knew was coming.
Strom Thurmond And Joe Biden
In the South Carolina Debate, Elizabeth Warren brought up the subject of filibusters and Pete Buttigieg mentioned filibusters in reference to Strom Thurmond.
In 1948, President Harry S Truman ordered the end of racial discrimination in the U.S. Army, proposed the creation of a permanent Fair Employment Practices Commission, supported the elimination of state poll taxes (which effectively discriminated against poor blacks and whites in voting), and supported drafting federal anti-lynching laws.
In response, Thurmond became a candidate for president on the third party ticket of the Dixiecrats (also known as the States’ Rights Democratic Party). It split from the national Democrats over the threat of federal intervention in state affairs regarding segregation and Jim Crow.
Strom Thurmond died in his sleep on June 26, 2003, at 9:45 p.m. of heart failure at a hospital in Edgefield, South Carolina, at age 100. After lying in state in the rotunda of the State House in Columbia, his body was carried on a caisson to the First Baptist Church for services, where then-Senator Joe Biden spoke.
Joe Biden delivers a eulogy for Strom Thurmond
Only One Woman Was Previously Nominated For Vice President In The Democratic Party
Her name was Geraldine Ferraro in 1984, Walter Mondale from Minnesota chose Geraldine to be his Vice-President. On Amy’s Website, I found the following-
Amy’s mentor, former Vice President Walter Mondale, considers her “the most popular and respected leader in Minnesota’s history.” Some see a direct lineage from President Hubert Humphrey, to Mondale, to Klobuchar. By all accounts, she’s hard-working, smart, conscientiously bipartisan and immensely likable.
The Minnesota Jewish Community
Amy is a great friend of Minnesota’s Jewish Community and she has repeated time after time of her unwavering support for the Jewish State of Israel.
Israel has been a long-standing Ally of the US, and we need to hear more from Amy and other lawmakers about how they would approach the Middle East problem.
Bernie Sanders doesn’t have to answer, we know his answer already.
Amy would be only the second woman nominated as Vice President for the Democrats. The first woman was nominated by a Minnesotan and now the second woman could be a Minnesotan herself.
If Amy is successful and becomes Vice President elect in 2020, then it is possible that Amy would become the first woman President in 2024 or 2028.
That would fit in well with Golda and her rise to power culminating with Golda becoming Israel’s first woman Prime Minister.
If Amy is successful and elected Vice President this year, and possibly President in the next two election years, that would make her the first woman President, which fits in well with Golda’s journey through life which made her the first Israeli Prime Minister.
And please note that Hubert Humphrey’s national career was launched at the 1948 Democratic Convention, the same year Israel was established.
It therefore all comes back to the City of Milwaukee.