A member of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s family just gave her take on a possible Biden-Obama ticket this November.
Joe Biden’s wife Jill says that she would “love” to see her husband pick former first lady Michelle Obama as his vice president — but doesn’t think it’s likely.
“I’d love it if Michelle [Obama] would agree to it,” Jill said during a recent interview on CNN’s “New Day.” “I think she’s had it with politics. She’s so good at everything she does. That would be wonderful.” Watch:
“I’d love it if Michelle [Obama] would agree to it. I think she’s had it with politics. She’s so good at everything she does. That would be wonderful,” @DrBiden says when asked if the former first lady would consider being Joe Biden’s running mate. https://t.co/tAOTzVqh4T pic.twitter.com/DShgiFmj9D
— New Day (@NewDay) April 24, 2020
It’s going to be a woman
With Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) dropping out of the running, Joe Biden is the Democrats’ presumptive pick to face President Donald Trump in the general election this November. With that being virtually decided, Biden has turned his attention to choosing a running mate, and he has already promised that it is going to be a woman.
“If I’m elected president, my Cabinet, my administration will look like the country, and I commit that I will, in fact, appoint a, pick a woman to be vice president,” Biden has said.
Accordingly, various women have been making news headlines as potential picks for Biden. This includes Michelle Obama, whom Biden has recently said he’d pick “in a heartbeat.”
“She’s brilliant. She knows the way around. She is a really fine woman. The Obamas are great friends,” Biden said. “I don’t think she has any desire to live near the White House again.”
For Republicans, of course, nothing would be worse than another Biden-Obama ticket. We already got eight years of that — we don’t need anymore! But it doesn’t seem that we have to worry about this possibility just yet.
Michelle Obama, herself, has been urged by some of the Democratic faithful to run for president. But so far, she has steadfastly refused.
“There’s zero chance,” she said as recently as last fall. “There are so many ways to improve this country and build a better world, and I keep doing plenty of them, from working with young people to helping families lead healthier lives. But sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office will never be one of them. It’s just not for me.”
With Michelle Obama presumably off the table, then, Jill Biden says that her husband is just going to look for someone who shares the “same values.”
“There’s so many qualified, strong women, and you’ve seen them in the process that we’ve gone through,” she said. “So I’m going to leave that up to him. I think that Joe has always said that he and Barack shared the same values and that’s what was so important to him and that’s why they got along so well. And I think that’s what he’ll look for, a woman who will share the same values as he does.”