The clock is ticking…
It's only a matter of time before Joe Biden announces his running mate.
While we don't know for certain exactly who Biden is considering, we do know for a fact that he has pledged to pick a woman as his would-be vice president.
And all eyes are turning on Michelle Obama.
While Obama has publicly stated she doesn't want to run for office, it wouldn't be the first time that a politician has played coy before throwing their hat into the ring.
Well, if Biden picks Michelle Obama, political analyst Brent Budowsky predicts that the ticket would win in a "landslide."
Indeed, Obama still has incredibly high approval ratings nationwide.
Though Barack was involved in many scandals (i.e. ObamaGate), Michelle has remained politically untouched from her husband's political controversies.
Could a Biden-Obama ticket defeat Trump and deliver 8 more years of Obama in the White House?
More details on this alarming scenario below:
Just as Barack Obama inspired a huge turnout among minority groups, Michelle Obama would likely attract the same coalition.
President Trump has pledged to win more black votes in 2020 than any other Republican candidate.
But if Michelle Obama were in the running for VP, it's unclear how exactly the vote would split.
According to Budowsky's analysis on The Hill:
A Biden-Obama ticket would have a high probability of winning the White House, very possibly by an epic landslide, and winning control of the Senate as well as the House. A Biden-Obama victory would represent the historical greatness of the Democratic Party, would decisively change all three branches of government, and would powerfully change the course of American and world history.
Michelle Obama, who served as first lady by the side of the hugely popular and highly regarded former President Obama, is one of the most popular and respected figures in American public life. She would electrify the Democratic Party and have enormous and widespread appeal to independent voters, swing voters, and moderate Republican voters, especially women, who are appalled by the prospect of another Trump term.
Michelle Obama would inspire a huge turnout among young, female and minority voters. Because she was at the center of the Obama presidency that helped save the nation from a depression after the great financial crash in 2008, she would have vast appeal to working class voters, along with Biden, who want leaders to create jobs and enhance opportunity for all.
It is often said that Michelle Obama would not accept the nomination if Biden calls. Personally, I do not know. But as President Kennedy said, at great moments we should ask what we can do for our country. This is a great and dangerous moment where she can literally change the course of history. A Biden-Obama presidency would lift the spirit of the nation and have a decisive impact on the presidency, the House, the Senate and the Supreme Court.
Joe Biden and Michelle Obama are universally known to all voters after eight years at the epicenter of a highly successful presidency as decent, honorable, credible and highly competent public figures who cannot be defined by Trump or any Republican.
When former President George W. Bush recently spoke eloquently about national unity of a nation in this together against the deadly virus, President Biden and Vice President Obama would have reached out to share his appeal to unity unlike Trump, who cheapened the presidency by insulting him.
Above all, Biden and Obama would stand for a great America that includes all Americans. An economy that lifts all boats. A simple justice that applies to all people. An American Dream that lives forever, for everyone everywhere as a beacon of democracy for the world.
A Biden-Obama ticket would probably win a landslide that historians would discuss for a hundred years.
While establishment political analysts believe that Trump is divisive, the reality is that the media coverage of President Trump is more divisive than anything that Trump himself has said or done.
The media have misrepresented his policies as well as his promise to put America first... and yes, this includes ALL Americans!
Yet, many Democrats seem to be under the illusion that the Obamas were unifying figures simply because of their politically correct way of speaking.
We know that Joe Biden will pick a woman as his running mate.
But who is the most likely candidate?
According to CNN, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, and Elizabeth Warren are the top 3 most likely women to be chosen for the job:
3. Elizabeth Warren: It's hard to ignore just how popular Warren is among the Democratic base. Seven in 10 Democratic voters have a favorable opinion of her in the new CNN poll while just 19% have an unfavorable view. That follows on a CBS poll last week that showed 7 in 10 Democrats thought Warren should be considered as Biden's VP -- the largest percentage for any of the possible 2020 running mates. As I noted above, just because Warren is popular doesn't mean that she will be the pick. But it does make her hard for the Biden team to not vet.
2. Amy Klobuchar: The Minnesota senator is the pick if geographic and ideological considerations win out for Biden. She's from the Midwest and prides herself on the sort of centrist pragmatism he also embraces. But if Biden wants to diversify the ticket as much as he can -- picking a woman of color or an unapologetic liberal -- then Klobuchar is likely on the outside looking in.
1. Kamala Harris: There's no question that the California senator sits atop the pile right now. And, as Politico's Christopher Cadelago noted in a terrific piece on Harris, the hard feelings over her attack on Biden's record on busing appear to have faded as Biden and those close to him write it off to the give and take of a contested primary campaign. Harris, simply put, checks the most boxes for Biden.
We do not know when Joe Biden will announce his running mate, but given the publicity around the search, we expect a decision will be made soon and that an announcement will come shortly after that.
While Michelle Obama would certainly shake-up the race, it wouldn't be the first time that President Trump would be an underdog.
And with ObamaGate gaining traction, there might be several October surprises for a Biden-Obama ticket.
A landslide is not guaranteed.