A new committee called “Draft Michelle Obama” to become Joe Biden’s running mate just launched, and immediately it went all wrong for the former first lady. You’ll love this.
A newly-launched committee called “Draft Michelle Obama” is pushing for Joe Biden, the apparent Democrat presidential nominee, to select the former first lady as his running mate.
“Joe Biden has said he would choose Michelle Obama as his running mate ‘in a heartbeat.’ The aim of this campaign is to build on the substantial grassroots support for a potential Michelle Obama candidacy and help garner media attention for a vice-presidential nominee who has the power to beat Donald Trump,” the group said in a statement released Monday.
The statement adds: “The Committee to Draft Michelle Obama firmly believes that Ms. Obama will not only benefit the Democratic ticket this November but also help lead this country to be more just and caring. However strongly we support Ms. Obama as Vice President Biden’s running mate, we will transfer our resolve to whoever joins the ticket to defeat the most dangerous incumbent in the history of our nation.”
The group, which filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) in late April, is supported by Democratic fundraisers Nadine Hack and Mack Wilbourn, spokesperson Drew Zuckerman told The Hill.
Biden has said he would undoubtedly pick Obama to be his running mate, affirming in an April interview that he would “take her in a heartbeat.”
“She’s brilliant. She knows the way around. She is a really fine woman. The Obamas are great friends,” the former vice president told CBS Pittsburgh.
Days later, former second lady Jill Biden echoed her husband’s praise of Michelle Obama, stating that she would make a “wonderful” vice president.
Americans immediately reacted on social media letting the Biden campaign know Michelle is all wrong.
“Michelle is thinking ‘They didn’t vet Barack, they won’t vet me.’ WRONG,” tweeted Marty Tablet.
Michelle is thinking "They didn't vet Barack, they won't vet me". WRONGhttps://t.co/uHBfAY6Wi0
— MartyTablet (@MartyTablet) May 4, 2020
“The democrats have never been more desperate. This woMAN not an answer for any American,” tweeted “Pat C in Central Florida.”
Democrat Operatives Launch ‘Committee to Draft Michelle Obama‘ for VP https://t.co/q5D88NUj41 via @BreitbartNews – The democrats have never been more desperate. This woMAN not an answer for any American.
— Pat C in Central FL (@BeachCity55) May 4, 2020
“NO NO NO,” tweeted “ToBe Free.”
https://t.co/zfhseFIrSc NO NO NO
— ToBe Free (@freegalt) May 4, 2020
“They may learn she’s not as beloved as they think she is! #Blexit #WalkAway #Democrats #KAG #KAG2020,” tweeted “GailTalk.”
Democrat Operatives Launch 'Committee to Draft Michelle Obama' for VP
— gailtalk (@gailtalk) May 4, 2020
“8 years of the Obama’s is more than enough. America will not support this ticket,” tweeted “John J Jr.”
8years of the Obama’s is more than enough. America will not support this ticket. https://t.co/aCOQhSDJb9
— John J Jr. (@JohnJJr2) May 4, 2020
“Anyone that disagrees with Michelle will automatically become a racist AND a sexist. I believe Americans have had enough of the Obama bs,” tweeted “In God I trust.”
Anyone that disagrees with Michelle will automatically become a racist AND a sexist.
I believe Americans have had enough of the Obama bs.https://t.co/pBxbXPZZZ8
— ✞♕In God I Trust♕✞ (@InGodIDoTrust) May 4, 2020
Political candidates always say they are not running…until they announce they are.
Though Democrats think Michelle Obama would boost lagging enthusiasm plaguing Biden’s candidacy, members of the former first lady’s circle say the move will never happen. Former White House official Valerie Jarrett recently poured cold water on the idea, saying there is “no chance” she would agree to run.
“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,” Jarrett told The Hill. “She’s not demurring here. She’s not being hard to get. She doesn’t want the job.”
“The Biden campaign is currently vetting several women as potential running mates, including failed White House candidates Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). Also under consideration are Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) and progressive activist Stacy Abrams (D). A recently released CBS News/YouGov poll found a majority of Democrats want Biden to consider Warren as his vice presidential pick,” Breitbart reports.
The truth is the Democrats know Joe Biden is a “no go” and cannot possibly be the candidate. At least, that is what Rush Limbaugh predicts.
“Biden, to me, is a joke,” Limbaugh said on his May 4 radio broadcast. “Biden is somebody that’s not gonna be on the ticket anyway. Something’s gonna happen. They can’t possibly, they can’t possibly go into the race with the guy on the ticket.”
“He couldn’t withstand one debate with Trump if there were any debates,” Limbaugh added. “I mean, this is my instinctive feeling about it, but the Democrats are all tied in knots and pretzels here because of the #MeToo movement, and it’s fascinating to watch the media wring their hands about it.”
The only position Michelle Obama would consider is to be top of the ticket. If Joe Biden will soon drop out, maybe this committee testing the waters for Michelle is really looking for the person to replace Joe Biden. It would be unprecedented, but in this political climate, anything is possible.