Joe Biden has a dream: Michelle Obama as his VP running mate
That Democrats are still chattering about Michelle Obama as the answer to Biden’s problems is very telling: “I’d take her in a heartbeat.”
Here we go again.
As readers are aware, for two-and-one-half years we have been raising the possibility that at some point, likely at the convention, Democrats would beg Michelle Obama to save the party from disaster by agreeing to be the presidential nominee. [A listing of our prior posts is at the bottom of this post.]
That would avoid Michelle having to dirty her hands debating the Democrat riff-raff during the primaries, and she could waltz straight into the general election.
We tempered our expectations by frequently noting that Michelle said she didn’t want to run for political office and didn’t want to be president. Yes, but if it would avoid four more years of Orange Man Bad trearing down Mr. Obama’s legacy, well, who knows.
The disaster we were expecting that would lure Michelle in was Bernie being the likely nominee. We didn’t expect a grand Michelle entrance with Joe Biden as the nominee.
But that was before Biden’s cognitive decline became both obvious and an election issue, making it clear that when he no longer can hide, he doesn’t have what it takes. And now the lack of enthusiasm for Biden is even more clear. Biden and Trump are pretty much in a dead heat in the polls in key swing states, at a time when we are going through a pandemic, a stock market crash, and soaring unemployment. Not good if you are a Democrat, by any normal standard.
So Michelle jumping into the campaign is back on the chatter table, but this time as a running mate. That chatter still is coming from Democrats, as Politico reported recently:
With the Democratic primary settled, the Rev. Al Sharpton says he now includes a political consideration in his daily prayers: God, please let Michelle Obama be Joe Biden’s running mate.
Sharpton’s decision to implore a higher power is perhaps unique among Democrats, but the strong sentiment is commonplace among party leaders, operatives, rank-and-file voters — and it’s led many to hold out hope she’ll be Biden’s vice presidential pick….
Her refusals haven’t stopped Democrats from asking her to reconsider.
“I asked her when I last saw her and she seemed emphatic that she was not going to do it. I doubt if she does it,” Sharpton said, adding that he began praying she would change her mind after the recent encounter.
Still, none of that hasn’t gotten in the way of Democrats dreaming of a restoration of sorts. While discussing Biden’s potential veep picks, Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lavora Barnes recently told a reporter she didn’t want to name a preference. But when asked about Michelle Obama, she stopped for a beat.
“Oh my God,” she said, almost gasping. “That would be amazing.” ….
Biden made clear his high regard for Michelle Obama on Feb. 27 during a rally in Conway, S.C., where a voter asked him whether he would consider her for a running mate. Before Biden could answer, actress Vivica Fox, who was onstage with Biden, quickly chimed in.
“I’m here for that!” Fox said.
“I’d do that in a heartbeat if I thought there was any chance,” Biden said.
Biden repeated his dream in an interview with Pittsburgh CBS:
“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.
Andy McCarthy asks a pertinent question:
Question for my political analyst colleagues: If Michelle Obama had wanted it, Dem nomination was hers for the asking. She decided not to run. Why, then, would she agree to run as second-fiddle to Biden, whom Obamas may like personally but obviously have misgivings about?
Michael Walsh in the NY Post has a theory — one a little to wild for us to have thought of, but maybe we are not devious enough. Multiple readers send me this link, How the Obamas could easily win eight more years in the White House:
So the choice is clear: Michelle Obama. Never mind that she has even less political experience than Hillary Clinton did when she ran for the White House, and has long said she disdains public office….
Here’s how it would work:
- In the next month or so, Biden would announce Michelle Obama as his running mate. With a little reverse engineering of the Obama-Biden bumper stickers of 2008 and 2012, they’re good to go.
- Michelle would immediately attract the undying worship of the national press corps. With the country still in lockdown, she can wave to Andrea Mitchell & Co. from the front door of her residences in Washington, DC ($8.1 million purchase price), Martha’s Vineyard ($11.75 million) or Chicago ($1.65 million).
- Barack Obama, who manfully supports his wife in all her endeavors, would joke about being the First Husband and cite his familiarity with the White House as a qualification.
- Nov. 3: With the black vote and the Bernie Sanders wing of the party solidly behind them, the Biden-Obama(s) team would defeat Trump in both the popular vote and the Electoral College, flipping Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona and North Carolina and winning both houses of Congress.
- Jan. 20, 2021: Joe Biden is inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States.
- Jan. 21: On live television, Joe and Dr. Jill Biden tearfully announce that the 78-year-old president is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office,” and that under the 25th Amendment, he’s resigning. Michelle Obama is now president of the United States and will not only fill out Biden’s term but will retain her eligibility to run again in her own right in 2024 when she will have turned 60.
- Jan. 22: President Obama announces her choice for vice president …
However unlikely, it’s the smart play. How could the Republicans ever counter it?
Got that? Michelle as VP nominee as a stealth way for the Obamas to regain control of the White House.
It’s a lot less work for Michelle than running for president herself. The TV networks would give her adoring coverage, the major newspapers would swoon, Hollywood and the entertainment industry would go to bat for her. Basically, just put Michelle on the ticket, watch Joe fade, then take over. All she would have to do is show up to save Joe.
I’m not predicting that will happen, but let’s face it, the fact that there still is chatter among Democrats about Michelle saving the party shows how fundamentally weak Biden is as a candidate.
From our prior coverage:
- Get Ready for Michelle Obama 2020 (September 10, 2017)
- Michelle Obama 2020. Yes She Can. But will she run? (January 29, 2018)
- Michelle Obama 2020 coming into focus with Memoirs release just after 2018 midterms (February 25, 2018)
- Michelle Obama may be best Dem hope for 2020, but says she doesn’t want the job (April 7, 2018)
- Rasmussen Poll: Michelle Obama would beat Trump (November 19, 2018)
- Michelle Obama’s Grammys Buzz – A reminder of the mediocrity of Democrat presidential candidates (February 11, 2019)
- With Bread Line Bernie rising, expect Michelle-mentum (February 21, 2019)
- Don’t rule out Michelle Obama as Democrats’ Hail Mary Pass to prevent a Bernie apocalypse (April 24, 2019)
- Michelle Obama floated as savior of Democrats from radical left general election disaster (October 22, 2019)
- Michelle Obama 2020 Chatter Rising — As We Predicted Over Two Years Ago (November 26, 2019)
- The Democrat beating Trump in the polls isn’t running …. yet (December 21, 2019)
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Michelle Obama likely knows better than just about anyone what a blithering moron Joe Biden is. I suspect her ego would not allow her to play second fiddle to an old honkey moron.
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Nah, she’d probably figure her seat in the Oval Office was a lock. All that they need is to Hillary old Joe’s @$$ two months in — most likely with a “heart attack” — and she moves in.
But she wouldn’t be second fiddle for long.
Senile Joe isn’t just in the last stages of Senile Dementia, he’s in rapid physical decline as well.
At this point, I’d bet $$ that he’ll pass of old age before Inauguration Day. In any case, 0% chance he’ll survive his full term. If he won, whoever his VP pick is would be guaranteed to become President, and probably very early on.
That’s gotta be tempting for Michelle, or ANYONE, that has a shot at the VP nod.
In reality, they have to keep him alive until just over two years in, though. You don’t want the VP to get limited to just two terms. If he’s far enough along, the remainder of his term doesn’t count for term limits for the VP, and they get 10 years as Pres.
Better than Hillary. With Obama, Biden has a chance to live. With Hillary? He’d be Epsteined in a heartbeat.
Jill Biden has decided already decided she will be her husband’s VP. She would be president and VP if Joe Biden wins.
That is technically possible. They wouldn’t even have to live in separate states, since Delaware has only 3 electors, so as long as they’re confident of winning by more than that they can simply have the DE electors vote for someone else for VP. The risk would be that if their margin of victory was 3 electors or fewer, the VP choice would go to the senate, which (if the Republicans kept it) would vote for her opponent. Having one of them move to another state, or to D.C., would forestall that risk.
She couldn’t move to another state, though. Who’d ride herd on her husband, then?
A person doesn’t have to physically be in their primary residence all the time, or even any of the time. It’s not uncommon to go away for several weeks or even months at a time, and stay at a hotel or with friends or relatives. In any case, I’m sure they can hire a nurse.
Worked back when the Demofascist Wilson had power. Why not again?
Something tells me the Demoncrats have abandoned all hope for 2020, and are already putting their real efforts into 2024…
Nah, it’ll be Obama2
Suppose that NY Congresswoman Elise Stefanik was black, would he find her as desirable as that miserable hateful hatey hater Michelle?
Joe is a blatant racist and his only interest in Michelle is virtue signalling and opportunistic marketing that he thinks will convince anyone that he is other than a racist.
“Jan. 31, 2007
“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.””
Joe Biden is a goddamned fool.
If she is chosen as a VP, it will be a vicious battle. She is probably the only one who could reverse the inroads President Trump has made getting black support. I pity our country if we don’t elect President Trump this November.
Doubtful – too many have #Blexit-ed
Morons voting for a moron. Yeah, she’d be VP hashtag save our girls moron for sure.
Dems are desperate, they’d probably eat a month’s worth of the cafeteria food she demanded children eat just to vote for that moron.
All those school children she molested with her starvation diet are old enough to vote against her now. Let that sink in.
We are doomed.
If they waited two years we could get twelve years of Michelle: two while she stays silent and runs things behind the scenes, then Biden steps aside two years and a day into his term and Michelle is officially President for the remainder of Biden’s term. Michelle can still be elected to two additional terms.
But the Obamas have that Kennedy/Muslim Curse upon them.
Could well backfire among independents and other voters tired of Democratic corruption exemplified by the Obama machine.
We do not need another Iranian moolah president!
The Dems plan on running a senile nitwit and an inexperienced ____ who has never held office, run a company, or conducted a campaign for anything…
It could be worse, I suppose. They could run Hillary, and we’d have to listen to that cackle until November.
Some of those unfortunates who had to endure Michelle’s School Lunches of Doom are probably of voting age by now.
All of them.
Uh, no. Only all of them from the first year of her program.
First, there would be no need to go through with Biden’s inauguration. He could resign any time after his election on Dec 14, and by implication of the 20th Amendment Michelle would automatically take his place as president-elect.
Second, if he was inaugurated and then wished to resign he wouldn’t invoke the 25th amendment. The original text of the constitution provides for a president’s resignation. The 25th only comes into play when the president can’t resign (because he’s in a coma, or babbling in a straitjacket), or when he refuses to resign and Congress is reluctant to impeach him.
Third, a much simpler and cleaner scenario is for the DNC to replace Biden before he is elected on Dec 14. That way nobody has to resign, the electors can elect the team that is to be inaugurated, and best of all (from the DNC’s perspective) it needn’t choose his running mate to replace him.
Fourth, under the scenario given Michelle’s choice for vice president would face confirmation by both houses of congress. If the Republicans still control the senate she would have to pick someone acceptable to them. So from the Dems’ point of view it is less than ideal for her to be inaugurated first as vice president and then move up; they would want her to be inaugurated as president in the first place, with her choice of VP already in place and not needing confirmation. Which means the switch would have to take place before Dec 14.
I would like to think that Trump would never willingly turn the country he’s tried to repair over to the democrats and especially that malevolently incompetent negro. It’s going to be serious vote fraud as it is.
If he loses the election, G-d forbid, he’ll have no choice.
I would like to think he would follow the law and the electoral college.
So the dems say the governor of the state of Alaska can’t be a VP because she is a supposed heartbeat away from being president with not enough experience BUT a woman who has done absolutely NOTHING and I mean nothing but be married to a guy who was president (and an abysmal one by every metric)is a dream candidate in their eyes. I guess if any Democrats need some neurosurgery I can do it for them…I’m not a neurosurgeon or even a doctor but I’m married to one so….
You didn’t have to wait for now to reach that conclusion. Palin had more experience in the executive branch of government than Biden, 0bama, or McCain. And yet they swooned over 0bama, and respected Biden and McCain, while despising Palin.
The dems say the governor of the state of Alaska can’t be a VP because she is a supposed heartbeat away from being president with not enough experience BUT a woman who has done absolutely NOTHING and I mean nothing but be married to a guy who was president (and an abysmal one by every metric)is a dream candidate in their eyes. I guess if any Democrats need some neurosurgery I can do it for them…I’m not a neurosurgeon or even a doctor but I’m married to one so….
You can say that again!
I assume your are talking about Moochie, not the hilda beast, everything you said fits for hildy
Michelle wants you to eat her lunch.
“So the choice is clear: Michelle Obama. Never mind that she has even less political experience than Hillary Clinton did when she ran for the White House”
So, Hillary, whaddya think of affirmative action now?
Hillary would be beyond furious. That would be fun to watch.
Shoot, the wobbly crime boss had warmed a chair in the senate as a carpetbagger in New York and had got medallion status flying around the world killing heads of nations (we came.. we saw…he died…Baaahahaha) and taking bribes for the CGI. So canks had more experience than “michelle” does now.
Even her earflapped failure of a “husband” put in some time in the illinois state legislature, voting “present” on everything that didn’t have to do with late and post term abortions. And of course his triumphant multi month engagement in the us senate, where he did, uh…. ummmmmm. And then he went off to read the special words off his magical telebinkies and all the unfortunate stuff that followed.
On the other hand, “michelle” has no practical experience outside of denying hospital services to poor people in Chicago. And invoking starvation level school lunch standards with no authority or mandate whatsoever – while hoovering up sides of beef, the contents of entire lobster pots, crates of brown ale, etc.
Yes. Michelle is like Oprah times 100.
In my opinion, the VP pick is going to be Klobuchar. Biden is already stronger than Hillary in the Midwest and PA and she would help solidify that. The Dems will gamble that Biden does not have a senile moment in a debate and the MSM will cover for him as best they can at other times.
Trump is going to have trouble getting re-elected, because of his big mouth. Virus testing has been poor, period. We need to be able to do millions per day. Trump will be blamed for every single excess death from states choosing to reopen, without one word of comment about lives saved from suicide, alcoholism, drugs, heart disease, etc. Trump’s repeated comments about a fabulous recovery will not be realized. It will be a slow, halting recovery, partly because many businesses will not reopen, partly because many people with jobs will be cautious, with severely damaged finances, partly because many states and municipalities will be near bankrupt, etc..
jb4, don’t overly despair. The President’s tendency to speak fast and loose will have no adverse effect at all on November’s outcome. The people who won’t vote for him are already baked into the cake. He will face the same coalition of hate he faced in 2016, but this time will have the power of incumbency and a huge war chest. Considering the onslaught of hate and lies he has faced, pretty stoically I suggest, I think he pull no punches in the campaign.
As for the Wuhan Flu, only the party of hate really blames him; the rest of us can see that the Dems and their wholey-owned eunuchs in the media are using this as Coup Attempt 3.0. I’m not fooled, and neither are you. And neither is every person who voted for him before. I suspect that the economy will not come roaring back as POTUS says, that’s just the President being a cheerleader (and good for that), but it will start to recover. That recovery will be his recovery, mark my words.
Lastly, regarding Biden, I almost hope the senile old pervert chooses Abrams, the tax evader and delusional “governor” of GA. To most black men Abrams is a nightmare, the ex-girlfriend or wife from hell. If he chooses her then Trump will double, at least, his share of the black male vote.
100% agree on “coup Attempt 3.0”. I saw Trump speak about 2.2 million possible deaths if he did nothing. He looked really sober. I now think he was “had” with that forecast into taking draconian and, in my opinion, unnecessary action nationwide. The purpose was to get him to destroy his great economy.
Side Note: Abrams is like every lesbian’s worst nightmare also.
Klown Kar? Perhaps. But don’t sleep on gretchen wHitler out of Michigan. She’s been infesting the Sunday morning bobblehead shows for a while and her bowling league couture is tight, yo.
Once again I, personally, just don’t see MS Obama undertaking the role of nominee or as VP candidate. She has a good thing going, she makes money on books and speaking circuit while being adored by many.
Once she moves into another role she loses that gig. She will have to take policy positions, some previous adherents will be disappointed. She will have to do more than just say Orange man is bad.
Finally, in the vp scenario she would be second fiddle to Biden and tainted with all his baggage for all time.
I agree. I think she’s too lazy and likes her current lifestyle of the rich and famous.
btw, has anyone seen her reading the book for PBS kids? She looks quite, um, different.
I really think Michelle never wants to run for office. If she did, Democrats could have gotten her into the Senate in a state she never lived in. Hell, she could have been governor of Illinois. She was just as qualified as the bloated corpse who runs the state now. She wants to be well-liked and famous. And if there is any responsibility that goes along with that, it diminishes her.
I concur with Mr85 and COmmoChief. Michelle doesn’t want it. She’s happier grifting in ways that don’t require as much work.
However, that doesn’t preclude the Dems providing her with some really large bribes to try and get her into the election. Will they be big enough? I doubt it.
“She wants to be well-liked and famous.”
a) sorry but no, Joe Biden has a snowball’s chance in h3ll about being “elected” to potus
b) no matter who or what is in the ‘vp’ slot
c) Michelle Obama has never governed anything… she is only good at spending millions of taxpayer dollars for her and her entourage to go on multiple vacations
I think the USA woke up too many people to re-embrace anything named “Obama” again…
Just my $.02
Obama is just another word for hole in the ground.
If anyone doesn’t see this for what it is from even this far of a distance, shame on you.
Whenever I hear about her running, I can’t help but think of the Christopher Hitchens description of her college thesis.
“To describe (Michelle Obama’s thesis) as hard to read would be a mistake; the thesis cannot be ‘read’ at all, in the strict sense of the verb; this is because it wasn’t written in any known language.”
Abrams or Klobuchar (suspect Abrams due to color) as vp and michelle obama SOS
senate will confirm her scared of the racist angle.
biden goes buh-bye abrams steps up MO (already been thru a confirmation) set as VP then.
thats if trump loses.
so up in air of course.
Michelle Obama has never worked a full day in her life, I suspect she’s doesn’t want to start doing so now either. Classless racist grifter.
Who says she’d have to work? For eight years she watched Barack spend his time playing golf, hobnobbing with celebrities, and making his picks in the basketball pool, while the staffers did all the work. Sure, he had to give the occasional speech but he had speechwriters and a teleprompter for those…
All of this requires that Biden be capable of winning the presidency in the first place.
Good luck with that, Michelle.
….and this is why you see the slow groundswell begin for mail in voting. Marie Puglosi mumble it out through her gourmet ice cream stained dentures the other day in the context of the next stimutard bill.
Mail in voting is the dumbocratz way of blowing the margin of fraud out so big that even a muttering, painfully demented rapist (accused) and documented china flunky with deliverance kid eyes might win.
Clueless Joe doesn’t need Moochelle – All of the Polls have him leading President Trump in the swing states.
RCP has Biden up 8% in Florida – 10% in PA. SloJoe looking at a landslide victory – Just ask James Carville.
Whomever Biden picks (or the DNC picks for him), the GOP campaign will be like nothing we’ve ever seen before. Trump will run against the VP candidate, and his surrogates will run against Biden.
Usama bin Laden wanted to assassinate then-President Barack Obama so that the “totally unprepared” Joe Biden would take over as president and plunge the United States “into a crisis,” according to documents seized from bin Laden’s Pakistan compound when he was killed in May 2011.
moochelle has been working the classic ” take away ” move that is part and parcel of any serious grifter/con/sting game
the more she declares her disinterest in running/reluctance in serving, the more the ” suckers ” up their offer to get her to play
It’ll never happen. Nobody can save the Dems for this November’s epic landslide defeat. The Wookie isn’t so stupid as to jump on that Titanic when the iceberg is in plain sight with no way of avoiding it. Plus she has advance knowledge that the Titanic is, in fact, sinkable.
Gropey and Dopey.
This thought literally makes me feel sick.
What if all the “he’ll pick her! Or her! Or her!” is really just trial ballooning for the actual President slot? What if the Dems know Biden won’t be viable, and they’re floating names out there to see who they might successfully nominate instead of Slow Joe at the convention? Boden is just a placeholder to keep others out of the race until then?
I have no idea what their party rules say about that. Would they actually require everyone pledged as a delegate to this guy to vote for him when he’s up on the stage making motorboat noises and running Matchbox cars though someone’s wife’s hair?
That they need saving shows how fundamentally weak the Party is as a part. On substance they have less than zero, well, on American substance in any case. Basing power on hero-worship is admitting to not having power. Power resides in good character. Of that, Ds have less than zero and lots of Rs with them.
. . . the Party is as a party.
The Democrats are just “Being There”
Louise: Had no brains at all. Was stuffed with rice pudding between th’ ears. Shortchanged by the Lord, and dumb as a jackass. Look at him now! Yes, sir, all you’ve gotta be is white in America, to get whatever you want. Gobbledy-gook!