Amy Klobuchar Faults Sexism for Buttigieg's Rise in Polls

Democrats don’t handle loss very well. Whenever things aren’t going as the left wants them to, they always blame external factors or mythical, evil systems, rather than looking within themselves. The Democrat Party thrives off having some evil boogeyman to blame for their problems. Usually, they pick President Trump to be that evil boogeyman, although, in the case of the 2020 primary race, Democrats are taking aim at one another and the president.

Low-polling candidate Amy Klobuchar appeared on CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ and censured in-party rival Pete Buttigieg, per reports from Fox News. According to Klobuchar, if a female candidate had the same experience as the South Bend, Indiana Mayor, she wouldn’t be on the stage.

Amy Klobuchar by Gage Skidmore, on Flickr

Amy Klobuchar” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore

The Democrat Party can’t help themselves when it comes to faulting an ‘ism’ or an ‘obia’ for their problems. Perhaps Klobuchar would do well to look at herself before pointing the finger and blaming external factors.

The True Cause of Klobuchar’s Failing Campaign

Amy Klobuchar is polling at around 2.6% in the polls. So, in other words, she’s barely treading water. Furthermore, the 2020 Democrat is hardly ever covered in the press; most Americans have even forgotten that she’s running for office.

The truth of the matter is that Klobuchar has simply failed to run an exciting campaign which can generate momentum and excite voters. She doesn’t want to face this reality, so pointing the finger at a candidate who is doing only slightly better than her is the path she chooses.

On Sunday, Klobuchar noted her focus on fellow in-party rivals Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, both of whom also attended CNN’s ‘State of the Union.’ After saying that neither herself, Harris, or Warren would be on stage if they had the same experience as Buttigieg, Klobuchar then seized the opportunity to promote herself.

The 2020 Democrat reminded viewers and listeners of her supposed ability to appeal to Midwest voters and generate electoral wins in the state of Minnesota.

Recycled Talking Points

Klobuchar can talk about how’s she previously fared in Midwest states or her so-called “grassroots” campaign, but at the end of the day, she’s still a struggling candidate. A national ranking of 2.6% says quite a bit…and not about sexism.

Amy Klobuchar by Gage Skidmore, on Flickr

Amy Klobuchar” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore

At this time, one of the leading candidates in the Democrat primary race is Elizabeth Warren. As a leading candidate, Warren is beating out the vast majority of her rivals, including several men. If sexism is truly to blame, why isn’t Warren at the bottom of the barrel in polls just as Klobuchar is?

When it’s all said and done, ‘isms’ and ‘obias’ are not always responsible for the struggles that an individual faces. Sometimes, the problem really is just that person and not their gender, race, or external features. The ability to be accountable and not routinely pass the buck when one doesn’t get their way is paramount, particularly for someone who is running to become the next president.

What do you think of Amy Klobuchar’s assessment of her dismal campaign? Do you think sexism is holding her back? Sound off in the comments section below!