How did a mid-town mayor end up more popular than several US Senators in the Democratic presidential nomination? Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) has a theory, and it’s called teh patriarchy. Never mind that Buttigieg himself has a claim on an identity-politics argument as the first openly gay candidate to make a serious run at the nomination. Klobuchar tells CNN’s Jake Tapper on yesterday’s State of the Union that a woman mayor would never have been taken this seriously.
“Maybe we’re held to a different standard,” Klobuchar laments. By, er, Democratic voters? Oooooo-kay: