Earlier this week, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden made it very clear who he wants to be his running mate if he wins the Democratic nomination.
“I sure would like Michelle [Obama] to be the vice president,” Biden stated during a campaign rally in Iowa on Tuesday.
Biden’s statement came as a response to the question if he would consider appointing former President Barack Obama to the Supreme Court.
“Yeah, I would, but I don’t think he’d do it. He’d be a great Supreme Court justice,” Biden stated.
Biden was then asked, “Which Obama?”
“They’re both incredibly qualified people and they’re such decent, honorable people,” Biden stated.
If Biden would win and Obama agreed to be his VP it would be the first time in American politics that a former first lady would serve as vice president of the United States.
Biden has brought up Michelle’s name before when discussing his choice of a vice president if he won the Democratic nomination. He has also previously brought up appointing Barack Obama to the Supreme Court. Despite Obama’s decision not to endorse Biden or any candidate Biden and Obama remain close.
While appearing on the “Late Show” back in September Biden told Stephen Colbert that he had “only [asked Michelle] to be my vice president,” when Colbert asked if he had turned to Michelle for any advice.
Biden brought up appointing Barack Obama to the Supreme Court “if he’d take it” during a campaign stop.
A USA Today poll from December showed that “one in five Democrats” wanted someone else to join the race and “10% identified former first lady Michelle Obama.” Michelle Obama polled higher than the majority of the other candidates.
Back in 2016, Barack Obama said, “Let me tell you, there are three things that are certain in life: death, taxes, and Michelle is not running for president — that I can tell you.”
In March, Michelle told Conan O’Brien, “What I have said, because I’m not interested in politics, and I have said this before, is that sadly in our country when you put an R or D on you, you immediately alienate most of the country with whatever choice you make.”