Joe Biden says he would take Michelle Obama to be his running mate for the 2020 presidential election.
The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee told KDKA’s Jon Delano that the former first lady would be a strong addition as VP if he thought she would accept the nomination.
‘I’d take her in a heartbeat,’ Biden said on Monday. ‘She’s brilliant. She knows the way around. She is a really fine woman. The Obamas are great friends.’
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Vice presidents have so little to do and so little influence on the president’s policies, that Franklin D. Roosevelt’s vice president, John Nance Garner, famously described the vice presidency as being “not worth a bucket of warm piss.”
But in this election cycle with an incumbent septuagenarian and a septuagenarian challenger it’s vitally important whom Joe Biden selects as his running mate.
Biden, 77, Is in obvious physical and mental decline and he’s fortunate that because of the coronavirus pandemic he doesn’t have to undergo the rigors of a traditional general election campaign. I don’t think he could survive a general election campaign, let alone a four-year term.
Biden has already committed to choosing a woman as his running mate and many eminently qualified females are in the mix: Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Elizabeth Harris …
But choosing Michelle Obama would guarantee Biden victory; she’s relatively young, universally admired, blessed with unmatched name recognition and definitely qualified.
The only problem is that Obama has shown no interest in being Biden’s running mate. In fact, in her bestselling memoir, Becoming, released in 2018 she wrote:
“I’ll say it here directly: I have no intention of running for office, ever.”
Let’s pray that she will change her mind for the good of the country. The racist Trump has done everything possible to reverse and undo Barack Obama’s accomplishments and it would be poetic justice if he lost to a Biden/Obama ticket.