Could the 2020 Democratic ticket once again feature an Obama and a Biden? According to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, he would love to have former First Lady Michelle Obama be his running mate.
During an interview with Pittsburgh station KDKA on Monday, Biden was asked for his thoughts on Mrs. Obama being his running mate. He enthusiastically endorsed the idea:
“I’d take her in a heartbeat. She’s brilliant. She knows the way around. She is a really fine woman. The Obamas are great friends.”
The former vice president, added, however, that he seriously doubts the former First Lady has any desire to join the political fray again:
“I don’t think she has any desire to live near the White House again.”
Biden noted that he is still committed to naming a woman as his choice for vice president and explained why he is so adamant that his running mate be female:
“I’ll commit to that [it will] be a woman because it is very important that my administration look like the public, look like the nation. And there will be, committed that there will be a woman of color on the Supreme Court, that doesn’t mean there won’t be a vice president, as well.”
Among the names mentioned as possible VP picks for Biden: Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Behind the scenes, Politico reports, some Democrats are actively working to convince Mrs. Obama that with her as Biden’s running mate, Democrats would be virtually guaranteed of winning the White House:
“’We know what pretty much everyone else in America does, which is that Michelle Obama is probably the most beloved member of the Democratic Party and her support is a big deal,’ said a (Biden) adviser who wanted to remain anonymous. ‘Any future announcement would reflect the incredible impact that her voice has. She has a voice that can cross the aisle in a way that very few people can.'”
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