Earlier today, The Hill released an article titled, “Michelle Obama to lend star power to Biden.” They said that Joe Biden’s campaign is planning a rollout for Michelle Obama’s endorsement, but there are questions around just how public a role the former first lady will play in his campaign.
Sources told them that the Biden campaign’s early plans include a focus on remote fundraising and voter registration efforts.
She had tweeted out prior that she was holding a “couch party” on Monday night for her ‘When We All Vote‘ voter registration campaign.
I’m counting on all of you to help make sure everyone in this country knows how to register and vote safely in the 2020 elections. Join me and @WhenWeAllVote this Monday night—RSVP now for the voter registration #CouchParty at http://weall.vote/couchparty.
I’m counting on all of you to help make sure everyone in this country knows how to register and vote safely in the 2020 elections.— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) April 16, 2020
Join me and @WhenWeAllVote this Monday night—RSVP now for the voter registration #CouchParty at https://t.co/JNUGoT7xUw. https://t.co/zM1X7ZY8Kv
According to an Obama aide, “This week was President Obama’s moment to enter the campaign. Of course Mrs. Obama supports Joe Biden and we will keep you posted on her plans.”
A Biden aide said, “We know what pretty much everyone in America does: Michelle Obama is probably the most beloved member of the Democratic party and her support is a big deal. Any future announcement would reflect the incredible impact her voice has.”
Former Obama administration ambassador, Howard Gutman, said that “the Biden campaign will take anything they can get” from the former first lady.
He wondered, “The question is, as a family matter, what kind of profile does she and her husband and her daughters want her to have? It’s a question of how much they want her to be out there in the crossfire.”
Barack Obama has been mostly quiet since his endorsement two days ago. A high school student asked that same day, in a viral tweet, for him to give “a national commencement speech” and an Obama spokesman told CNN that he was “very flattered.”
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