Documents recently filed with the Federal Election Committee (FEC) show efforts to obtain Michelle Obama as the official choice as presumptive Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden’s vice president.
“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,” said an official statement on website listed with the FEC.
The group behind the effort claimed President Donald Trump was “the most dangerous incumbent in the history of our nation.”
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.
Biden has repeatedly said he is considering “significantly more than one black woman” for the vice presidential role. The Washington Examiner reports “others thought to be under consideration are California Sen. Kamala Harris and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.”
“Ms. Obama, the most admired woman in America, will be a vital asset this November, when Vice President Biden will face an uphill battle to combat the lies and deceit emanating from the White House,” the group claimed. “Her credibility as a trusted leader and a strong symbol of unity within the Democratic Party would certainly help Democrats defeat Republicans up and down the ballot.”
Biden has been uber-complimentary of the former first lady. “She’s brilliant. She knows the way around. She is a really fine woman. The Obamas are great friends,” Biden said.
However, he noted that, to date, Michelle Obama has not yet openly expressed an interest.
“I don’t think she has any desire to live near the White House again,” Biden said.