On Saturday, Klobuchar finished a distant sixth in the South Carolina Democratic Primary, winning a pathetic three percent of the vote. The Minnesota senator only managed to beat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), who seemingly fell off the face of the earth after failing to qualify for the last five Democratic debates. But as Klobuchar sees it, she's still in "the top five vote-getters in the early four primaries and caucuses." The senator made her delusions known during an interview with a local NBC News affiliate in Memphis, Tennessee on Sunday.
"You finished sixth place with just three percent of the vote. ... What's your path to win the nomination?" asked reporter Brandon Richard.
"Well, I'm still in the top five vote-getters in the early four primaries and caucuses," Klobuchar asserted, "top-five vote-getters ..."
Being in the top five might sound impressive, in the early rounds of "American Idol," but only six candidates remain in the Democratic Primary now that Pete Buttigieg is ending his campaign, and Buttigieg was walloping Klobuchar in the delegate count.
Klobuchar then detailed just how hard she's having to work in order to trail the rest of the field.
"... and I have done that by simply going everywhere, and that's one of the reasons I'm making two visits to Tennessee, two visits to Arkansas and all across the country, because I don't want to be the president for half of America. I want to be the president for all America," said Klobuchar.
Half would be a marked improvement over the three percent of Democratic voters in South Carolina who would prefer Klobuchar to become president. The only state where polls show Klobuchar beating the other candidates is her home state of Minnesota, which, as Klobuchar would say, is in the top 50 states.
The senator sees herself as a moderate capable of attracting independents, Republicans and Democrats alike. But there's nothing moderate about today's Democratic Party. A socialist is leading the pack.
After she finished 6th in South Carolina, I asked Amy Klobuchar what her path to the nomination is — and whether some moderates should drop out. She plans to stay in at least through Super Tuesday. @WMCActionNews5 #SuperTuesday pic.twitter.com/wWk2f8JBKC— Brandon Richard (@BrandonLRichard) March 1, 2020