Op-Ed Calls for Biden to Choose Michelle Obama as His Running Mate

A new Op-Ed for TheHill by Brent Budowsky calls for Biden to Choose Michelle Obama as his running mate.

Budwosky, an aide to former Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (D-Texas) and former Rep. Bill Alexander (D-Ark.), writes:

If former Vice President Joe Biden is nominated by Democrats to run for president in 2020, his ideal running mate as vice presidential nominee would be former first lady Michelle Obama, one of the most admired and respected public figures in the nation.

A historic Biden-Obama ticket would offer a powerful, inspirational and compelling vision of America to a nation and world enduring the debilitating fatigue of the most bitterly divisive and preternaturally deceitful president who has ever served in the White House.

A ticket of Biden and Obama, both of whom are almost universally known and widely liked and trusted by voters, could lead and inspire the nation. I see an America that is brought together and lifted up by leaders seeking national unity, simple justice, better health care and more economic opportunity for all and not just the few. I see a world where democracy flourishes and America’s leaders stand with a free world united by common visions, shared interests, democratic values and unshakable alliances.

A Biden-Obama ticket would champion an America that honors big truths and promotes big dreams. They would build on the achievements of a highly regarded Democratic president and offer a leadership of enlightened patriotism and a powerful and appealing contrast to a president who treats many fellow Americans as enemies, treats many foreign dictators as friends and treats American military assistance to allies under attack as weapons to bribe or blackmail them into fabricating dirt against his American political opponents.

While I remain undecided in the presidential race, a Biden-Obama ticket would inject dramatic and game-changing enthusiasm, idealism and excitement into the general election.

In August, Michelle Obama dashed the dreams of disenchanted liberals in a new interview Friday, saying there’s “zero chance” she’ll run for president in 2020.

The former first lady told Amtrak’s on-board magazine, The National, that being president will “never” be in her future.

“Just between us, and the readers of this magazine — there’s zero chance,” Mrs. Obama said when asked if she’d consider running.

This article first appeared on TheConservativeOpinion.com 

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