Valerie Jarrett, a former senior adviser to Barack Obama and confidante to the family, says there is “no chance” Michelle Obama will join Joe Biden on the 2020 Democrat ticket.
Biden, who has insisted his choice must be a woman, reignited speculation when he told a radio station in Pittsburgh he would “take her in a heartbeat.”
“She’s brilliant. She knows the way around. She is a really fine woman,” Biden is quoted as saying. “The Obamas are great friends.”
Jarrett, however, says it isn’t happening.
In an interview with The Hill, Jarrett explained why Biden is going to have to find another woman to be his running mate.
“The reason why I’m being so unequivocal is that there just simply has never been a time when she’s expressed an interest in running for office,” she explained. “She’s not demurring here. She’s not being hard to get. She doesn’t want the job.”
“Of course he would take her. That’s not the question,” Jarrett continued. “The question is, is this the way in which she wants to continue her life of service?”
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There are obvious reasons Biden is trying to pry Mrs. Obama into joining his ticket.
As we’ve reported, a hesitant Squad – AOC, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley – would all eagerly jump on board solely based on her gender and race, qualifications be damned.
As would low-information voters.
New York Post columnist Michael Walsh believes that if Michelle Obama decided to join the Biden ticket, that team would be unstoppable.
Walsh notes that on top of Biden promising to have a woman as his vice presidential running mate, that partner would also have to “balance the ticket, push progressive causes, and check all the social-justice boxes” but also turn out the African American vote in droves.
Jarrett notes that Obama “transcends politics” which is code for ‘Democrat voters will vote based on popularity.’
And that is the only hope Biden has of defeating President Trump.
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For the most part, Michelle Obama has remained true to Jarrett’s word, only recently surfacing to push ‘mail-in voting,’ a favorite pet project of Democrats in a time of crisis and something Fox News’ Tucker Carlson has said would “destroy … democracy itself.”
She also essentially said the same thing Jarrett has in regards to entering politics again.
In an interview with Amtrak Magazine’s ‘The National,’ she was asked: “If you thought the country needed you and you thought you could really help our nation, is there even a one percent chance you’d consider running?”
“Just between us, and the readers of this magazine — there’s zero chance,” Mrs. Obama replied.
Not to mention, she has complained in the past that the hardest part of her entire tenure as the First Lady was enduring the racism of her fellow Americans.
Speaking at the Women’s Foundation of Colorado’s 30th anniversary in July of 2017, Obama revealed that after “working really hard for this country,” there were still people “who won’t see me for what I am because of my skin color.”
If that is what she truly believes, why would she want to sign up for that again?
Instead, she’d like to create an army of “forever first ladies,” and has, on multiple occasions, declared it would be a good idea for the country to “invest in creating thousands of ‘me’s.’”
We’re not sure which is worse.