Michelle Obama has been mooted as America’s next vice-president during a move that has elicited varied reactions.
Americans will head to the polls in November 2020 and Democratic presidential aspirant Joe Biden and his wife Jill have publicly backed Michelle for the role.
Joe Biden, who was Barack Obama’s vice-president of eight years, recently opined he would pick Michelle as his campaigner ‘in a heartbeat’.
“She’s brilliant. She knows the way around. She is basically a fine woman. The Obamas are great friends,” Biden told a Pittsburgh outlet.
He added, however, that he didn’t think that the former First Lady was curious about the position. “I don’t think she has any desire to live near the White House again.”
“I’d like it if Michelle (Obama) would be intrested. But i feel she’s had it with politics. I don’t know. She’s so good at everything she does. that is wonderful,” Jill added during a another interview with CNN.
Top Obama advisors have similarly panned the thought that she was interested, while the former First Lady herself said in her memoir that she had ‘no intention of running for office ever’.
Despite her lack of interest, the usually reserved Michelle has polled alright . A Gallup poll from last year ranked her as the most ‘admired women’ for the second year in a row. Another poll last year found that Obama tied with the previous vice chairman among Democratic voters asked about their choice of nominee.
Michelle Obama, 56, is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard school of law . She has been married to Barack, America’s 44th President and son to a Kenyan man, since 1992.