(TheFreedomFlag.Com)- Former Vice President Joe Biden might be the presumptive Democratic nominee for November’s presidential contest, but it doesn’t mean he enjoys widespread support. Biden is struggling to pick up the young voters who were so enthused by the Bernie Sanders campaign, and he knows it.
That might be why he is reconnecting with his past and suggesting the former First Lady, Michelle Obama, could be his running mate.
During a CBS interview on Monday, Biden expressed his desire for Obama to join him on the campaign.
“I’d take her in a heartbeat,” he said. “She’s brilliant. She knows the way around. She is a really fine woman. The Obamas are great friends.”
So great they refused to endorse you until you were the only option left, huh?
Biden also said, however, that he thinks it is unlikely Michelle Obama would accept.
“I don’t think she has any desire to live near the White House again,” he added.
If she doesn’t come around to joining him in the race, however, Biden did say he is committed to having a woman as his running mate.
“I’ll commit to that, it will be a woman because it is very important that my administration look like the public, look like the nation,” he said. “And there will be, committed that there will be a woman of color on the Supreme Court, that doesn’t mean there won’t be a vice president, as well.”
Biden’s choice of running mate is particularly important as, if elected, he would become the oldest person to become president. That’s also one of the reasons why he is struggling so much to win over the youth vote.
This isn’t the first time he’s discussed having Michelle as his running mate, either. He first made the suggestion during an Iowa campaign event back in January that he “sure would like Michelle to be the vice president,” which sent the press into a frenzy. The Obamas, however, didn’t respond.
Even the mere suggestion, however, might have some positive effect for the Biden campaign. If he’s willing to show he’s open to having her, then perhaps it might bring over some of the Obama camp who are struggling to commit to voting for him.
Biden has even suggested that former President Barack Obama could be a good pick for the Supreme Court.
Is this all just a political game, or is he serious?