Thursday, January 28, 2016

Walter Block Advice to Bernie Sanders: Offer VP Spot to Michelle Obama

Prof Walter Block emails:

Dear Bob:

Good report on Bernie and Barack:

My advice to Bernie if he wants to get the Democratic nomition is to offer to Michelle Obama the Vice Presidency. This would help him in two ways vis a vis Hillary. One, Barack would then support Bernie. Two, Bernie would then shift the black Democratic vote (his major weakness amongst Democratic supporters) from Hillary to the Bernie-Michelle ticket.

Best regards,


Walter E. Block, Ph.D.
Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics
Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business                
Loyola University New Orleans


  1. Brillant idea Walter but I don't think we should encouraging the idea that the best way to jumpstart you polical career is marrying a senior politican.

  2. I'm confused. Why is Block trying to help Bernie Sanders?

    1. They're old high school track team teammates (True!!).
      But seriously, I think it's just an academic exercise. Walter doesn't want ANYBODY to be President.

  3. Because he believes sanders has the least confrontational foreign policy of all the candidates on the democratic side.

  4. This is bad advice for Bernie. If anything this race has shown people's contempt for the Bush and Clinton attempts at a dynasty. Bringing in President Obama's wife into this will damage Sander's credibility.

    If Sanders really wants to go rogue, get the black vote, and reassure people that he isn't bringing full communism to America then he should tap Ben Carson as VP.