The Amy Effect

Amy Klobuchar created several effects with her one statement. She is taking herself out of contention for Biden’s Vice President pick because she thinks Joe should pick a woman of color.

  1. She can’t be told she wasn’t his pick, since she took herself out of the running.
  2. She took rival Elizabeth Warren out of the running.
  3. She boxed Joe into picking a Black woman.
  4. The Black woman will now be seen as an affirmative action choice instead of the best person for the job.
  5. The Black woman will raise the identity politics flag for Repubs.

Well done, Amy.