All hail the reluctant ruler! It is no joke that the people we all want in power are those who do not seek it. If you could win the presidency, would you? Notice that there is no should. Anyone who can actually win the election in 2020 to restore sanity to the Presidency should.
Joe Biden is a worthy candidate and supported by much of the African American communities. But there is little heart in the campaign and many young people feel left out. All the constituencies of ALL the Democratic candidates will be necessary to succeed, as we all learned with the Hillary Clinton campaign. Conventional wisdom is that a woman and especially a woman of color should be the vice president.
Michelle Obama eloquently argues for duty in service to country in her memoir Becoming. She argues that she has been up close to power and, while she selflessly urges others to step in and grab the reins, she probably honestly says that she does not need or want it.
Yet, what could inspire the country more than a Michelle Obama candidacy? In fact, Michelle Obama at the top of the ticket is justified, as she learned the presidency from inside while she was raising two amazing children. Way more experience (except in makeup) than the sitting president has. But there is something to be said for four years to maneuver progressive forces into positions where a smooth transition to eight more years of a Michelle Obama presidency could occur, after the four Joe Biden has hinted at.
Cynics might argue that Michelle Obama intended that all along in her book; to set up the sidelined Savior who will stay out of the fray and the crosshairs of the opposition until nominated by acclamation. Whatever it takes. If it is to be vice president, why wait except for the pandemic in the news cycles?
If it is to be president, look at the polls and decide whether there is a winner without Michelle Obama on the ticket and in which position. Dear Michelle: please accept.Get updated information about “A Call to Colors”, sign up to keep up with GDN’s free eNews edition at: greaterdiversity.com .