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Joe Biden: I’d Take Michelle Obama In a Heartbeat for VP


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I’ve been telling you for about 6 months that we will not make it to November without one of three names being involved on the Democrat side:

1) Michelle Obama

2) Oprah

3) Crooked Hillary

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And it looks like Option #1 is rising to the top of the likely contenders list, according to new comments out from Joe Biden.

If he has anything to say about it, he’d pick her “in a heartbeat”.

But does she want it?

Our friends at Breitbart had more:

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democrat presidential nominee, said he would undoubtedly select former first lady Michelle Obama to be his running mate, though he admitted she likely does not want to jump back into politics anytime soon.

“I’d take her in a heartbeat,” Biden said in a Monday interview with CBS Pittsburgh when asked if he would add Obama to the ticket. “She’s brilliant. She knows the way around. She is a really fine woman. The Obamas are great friends.”

However, he said he doubts she wants the job.

“I don’t think she has any desire to live near the White House again,” Biden said.

In the same interview, Biden reiterated his pledge to select a woman as his running mate and said the vetting process is still ongoing.

“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,” he said. “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.”

Biden previously proposed the former first lady as his running mate, telling supporters at an Iowa campaign stop in January that he would “sure would like Michelle to be the vice president.” During the same event, he also floated his former boss, President Barack Obama, as a possible Supreme Court Justice pick.

“Yeah, I would, but I don’t think he’d do it,” the Democrat said when asked if he would choose Obama to sit on the High Court. “He’d be a great Supreme Court justice.”

Biden’s latest remarks come as his campaign is vetting several women as potential running mates, including former White House candidates Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). Also under consideration are Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) and failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacy Abrams (D).

In a recent interview with Elle, Abrams reaffirmed her interest in running with Biden, saying she would be “honored” to do so and “would be an excellent running mate.”

Local CBS had more details:

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.”

“I don’t think she has any desire to live near the White House again,” Biden added.

Biden did say it is 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.”

Biden told KDKA he would not commit to a woman of color on his ticket.

“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 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,” Biden said.

“I think it’s really important now that we establish once and for all, we should have had a woman president already, in Hilary (Clinton), in my view,” Biden added. “There are a number of qualified women out there.”



 

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