Is there a possibility of a Biden-Obama ticket in 2020? Read on and find out!
During an interview on Monday, the former Vice President said that he would love to pick the former First Lady as his running mate in 2020. He’s just not certain that she’d accept the offer.
Picking Michelle is a no-brainer because a Gallup poll showed that she was “The Most Admired Woman In The World” in 2019. She also had a bestselling book and is the wife of a President that was adored by the Democratic base, even if he is not so adored by the far-leftists of the AOC and Ilhan Omar variety. Michelle also ticks the Democrat identity boxes of being a black woman and, as an added bonus, doesn’t seem to like America very much.
Michelle Obama had made it clear in her bestseller, Becoming, that she had no intention of seeking office.
‘I’d take her in a heartbeat,’ Biden said during an interview on Monday. ‘She’s brilliant. She knows the way around. She is a really fine woman.’…
…Biden has has already committed to choosing a woman as his running mate and noted that it was still early in the process of selecting a vice president.
‘In terms of who to pick, we’re just beginning the process,’ Biden told KDKA.
‘We’ll shortly name the committee to review this and begin to look through the backgrounds of the various potential nominees. And that’s just getting underway.
‘I’ll commit to that be a woman because it is very important that my administration look like the public, look like the nation. And we will be committed that there will be a woman of color on the Supreme Court, but it doesn’t mean there won’t be a vice president, as well,’ Biden said.
Source: Daily Mail
The Media(D) couldn’t hide their longing for a Biden-Obama revamped ticket while admitting that it was all just a pipedream.
CNN’s Editor-At-Large, Chris Cillizza, wrote a piece all about the interview and couldn’t help but note that sometimes people say they don’t want to run for office, but actually do.
Now. This is politics. So, when people say they aren’t interested in running for an office, there’s always some reason to a little skeptical. After all, Barack Obama flatly denied any interest in running for president in 2008 — and we know how that one turned out.
But here’s the difference: Barack Obama was already actively in politics. He had been in the state House. He had run for Congress. He had been elected to the US Senate. He was — and is — a politician. Michelle Obama has never chosen to run for anything. She’s never been a politician. So when she says she isn’t interested in being one, you should probably trust her.
With all of that said, it’s impossible to totally rule out the possibility of Michelle Obama agreeing to be the vice presidential nominee. Why? Because if Biden asked her and told her that if she said “yes” they would have a greatly increased chance of ending Trump’s time as president, it is theoretically possible that she might be swayed by that argument.
While neither Obama has said much publicly critical of Trump, Michelle Obama did tell CBS’ Gayle King in 2019 that “what saddens me is what it’s doing to the country as a whole. What we have to be really conscientious of is what kind of country we’re leaving for our children or grandchildren.”
But, alas, it’s just not going to happen says longtime adviser and friend of the Obamas. Valarie Jarrett has said that there is “no chance” that Michelle would accept.
Speculation has swirled that Mrs. Obama – who is one of the most popular figures in the Democratic party, likely eclipsing her husband – could be a strategic choice for Biden.
But Jarrett, who was the longest-serving adviser to former President Obama and a longtime friend of the couple, said it’s not happening.
“The reason why I’m being so unequivocal is that there just simply has never been a time when she’s expressed an interest in running for office,” she told The Hill. “She’s not demurring here. She’s not being hard to get. She doesn’t want the job.”
Source: Fox News
Poor Joe, snubbed by an Obama…again. And it’s just when it could help his campaign, too.
Biden has committed to selecting a woman as his running mate, but with the Tara Reade sexual assault allegation, his skinnydipping around female Secret Service agents, and his history of being a little dense when it comes to reading a woman’s level of discomfort with his overly-friendly manner, he’s going to have some real trouble finding someone. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, many of the potential candidates came out swinging saying that all women must be believed when it would hurt a conservative judge and it would be a complete 180 if they changed their standard now. But then, if Democrats didn’t have double standards, they wouldn’t have any standards at all.
It’s going to be a tough road for any woman who takes the spot to keep her feminist street cred while supporting Ol’ Creeper Joe who has been “credibly accused” of sexual assault.
But that woman isn’t likely to be Michelle Obama.