Michelle Obama has made clear she has no plans to run for office but Joe Biden said this week he would ask her to be his running mate “in a heartbeat” if he thought she’d agree to the job.
The former vice president to Barack Obama made the comment in response to a voter’s question about whether he’d choose the former first lady as his vice president. He pointed out that the Obamas have found being out of the White House “somewhat liberating,” suggesting they wouldn’t want to be back in the political spotlight.
Last year, the former first lady said there was “zero chance” she’d run for president, yet commentators and activists often say that her presence on the Democratic ticket in November could guarantee President Donald Trump’s defeat.
An article in The New York Times on Thursday cited a Democratic National Committee member suggesting that Michelle Obama should be the vice-presidential pick to give the party someone to rally around regardless of who the nominee ends up being.
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