Making the Case for VP Michelle Obama

Andy Ostroy
2 min readMay 6, 2020

The buzz around Joe Biden’s search for a vice presidential running mate is intensifying. Highly qualified female candidates (he committed to selecting a woman) include Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Stacey Abrams, Amy Klobuchar, Val Demings and Gretchen Whitmer. Any one of them would be an incredible right-hand.

But there’s one woman who transcends this incredible talent pool: Michelle Obama. She brings immense name-recognition and popularity, eight years of White House experience, a stellar educational and professional resume and the compassion, empathy, integrity and temperament to help lead America back to greatness from the current abysmal depths of health and economic crisis, political division and toxicity, and cultural incivility.

Obama would be a great campaigner and she would create incredible excitement among women and people of color. She’d also appreciably increase voter turnout among young people, seniors and everyone else who longs for the Hope and Change message of her husband Barack.

It’s a no-brainer. Let me repeat that. It’s…a…no-brainer.

Here’s Biden’s pitch:

“Be my VP for four years. We’ll make history together now, and we’ll make history together in 2024 when we get you elected the first female, the first black woman, president. I will not run for a second term.”

Imagine a Biden/Obama ticket.


Andy Ostroy

Director, producer, podcaster, writer, resistor, non-profit-supporter of women filmmakers