Joe Biden’s team cooked up a plan for the Iowa caucuses and reportedly pitched it to Amy Klobuchar’s campaign. In the spirit of Democratic cooperativeness, they would use one of the many odd features of the caucus process to “team up” and improve their chances. Sounds like a good deal, right? I mean, Iowa sets the tone for the early stages of the primary and everyone can use a little help with the polling showing a tight race. What’s not to like? Well, the Klobuchar Krew found something not to like about it anyway. (National Review)
Top campaign aides for former vice president Joe Biden reportedly suggested allying with Senator Amy Klobuchar for the Iowa caucuses next week and pitched the idea to the rival presidential campaign.
The alliance would involve the two Democrats encouraging voters to vote for the other in precincts where they themselves do not have the support to win delegates, the 15 percent required to advance to the second round of voting. Iowans are allowed to recast their ballot for another candidate if their preferred candidate does not meet the 15 percent threshold.
An adviser for the Klobuchar campaign shot down the idea from the Biden campaign’s Iowa director, Jake Braun, and other Biden campaign officials as unserious, the New York Times reported.
This actually probably would have been a very beneficial plan… for Joe Biden.