It’s official, the desperation to save Biden’s campaign has ensued. Rightly or wrongly, it is believed that the magic ingredient would be adding former first lady Michelle Obama to Biden’s ticket. The Washington Examiner reported on records at the Federal Election Committee which show the “Committee to Draft Michelle Obama” was filed April 27.
Federal Election Commission’s ‘FEC Form 1,’ the Statement of Organization was filed under the name ‘The Committee to Draft Michelle Obama’ and has an Arlington Heights, Illinois address with no declared affiliated committees or organizations.
In a memo released to the media on Monday, the group said the goal is to encourage Joe Biden to pick Michelle Obama as his running mate for vice president. “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” the memo stated.
In his standard, in the eloquently awkward way only Joe Biden can achieve, he said over the weekend that his campaign is considering “significantly more than one black woman” to join him on his 2020 run for the White House. The Examiner names California Senator Kamala Harris and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams as likely additional “black” women being considered.
However, the Michelle Obama committee believes they can “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 they would support whomever Biden ends up picking, but even the coronavirus has convinced them Michelle is the best option.
“The coronavirus pandemic has reminded the American people of the importance of electing individuals that care about everyday Americans. We believe that Ms. Obama’s perspective will go a long way towards building an honest, people-centered campaign this year as well as positively informing policy in the White House in years to come” said the committee.
Hopefully, they will send out a follow-up statement on what exactly that “perspective” is.