Could Joe Biden Pick Barack Obama as His Running Mate in 2020?
Here’s a quick thought: Could former Vice President Joe Biden, now himself a candidate for the presidency, select as his running mate former President Barack Obama?
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Biden, who announced in April, 2019 he’s running for President of the United States in the then crowded Democratic primary, served two terms as Obama’s vice president from 2009 to 2017. And while some focus has been given to whom he may choose as his own second-in-line to be the president (should he win in 2020), thoughts over whether that individual could be his former boss have been considered in the past.
Truth be told, it’s not likely this scenario would be carried out. Although Obama remains popular among the electorate in the United States, Biden, is more likely to select someone new, who hasn’t served in either role before, to be his running mate. Biden has already hinted that he is likely to choose a woman of color for the job.
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