Whoopi Goldberg Has An Unconventional Idea For Joe Biden's VP

The View moderator Whoopi Goldberg isn't afraid to speak her mind, whether she's schooling co-host Meghan McCain on politics or roasting a controversial guest. So fans shouldn't be too surprised that Goldberg also has some thoughts on who Vice President Joe Biden should pick for VP if he receives the Democratic presidential nomination come July 2020. We won't reveal the New York native's suggestion for Biden just yet, but let's just say it raised a few eyebrows. That's because the potential pick is a well-known figure who people tend to love or hate, and there's also the question about whether the choice would even be legal. Goldberg anticipated the controversy her suggestion would inspire, joking before she revealed her dream VP pick for Biden during a March 4, 2020 episode of The View, "I'm sorry. I'm just going to do my crazy right now."

So who is Whoopi Goldberg's dream choice for Biden's VP? You might want to sit down for this one... 

Whoopi Goldberg wants a political reunion

Whoopi Goldberg is a big fan of Vice President Joe Biden, having supported him time and time again amid his many controversies. Case in point: When Biden talked about crossing the aisle to work with pro-segregation senators during a time of supposed "civility" in American politics, Goldberg defended him against accusations of bigotry. "Don't try to make him out a racist, she said during a June 2019 episode of The View. "You don't like some of the stuff he has done, say that, but you can't call the dude a racist." The actor seemed to defend the former vice president again after Super Tuesday in March 2020, when co-host Meghan McCain argued how Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' supporters would make it hard for Biden to win the nomination because they want a "revolution." Goldberg responded, "People want change. There's no problem with that. There's nothing wrong with change, but I don't want change on top of chaos and we've got chaos at the moment."

Considering Goldberg is an apparent fan of Biden, it's no surprise she appeared excited the day after he earned more delegates than Sanders. And at one point during the episode, she interrupted a segment to float a "crazy" idea for the politician's VP, suggesting, "I thought, oh man, what would happen if Joe Biden said my choice for VP is Barack Obama?" The moderator added that the combo wouldn't be "illegal," which is up for debate, per Snopes.

Could Barack Obama legally serve as vice president?

As we noted, the topic of whether a former president can serve as vice president is a complicated legal issue that's open to interpretation. Although the 12th amendment specifies that "no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States," Snopes founder David Mikkelson explains how some legal scholars might argue that a "person who has already run up against the limits of the 22nd Amendment isn't 'constitutionally ineligible' to be President (i.e., that person doesn't fail to meet one or more of the requirements specified in Article II of the constitution, such as being at least 35 years old or a natural-born citizen of the United States) but is merely constitutionally ineligible to be elected President." 

Legal loopholes are confusing to sort out, which is why there isn't an official yes or no answer to whether Obama could serve as VP. "This is an interpretive legal issue that, should it ever arise, would have to be decided by the judicial branch of the U.S. government," Mikkelson concluded. 

Of course, it's important to mention that Obama might not want to be VP. It's a fair assumption considering the former president is busy with his activism and deal with Netflix, to name a few areas of interest. 

Whoopi Goldberg has a lot of interesting ideas...

In addition to touting President Barack Obama as a potential VP pick, Whoopi Goldberg suggested a wild idea for Surgeon General if Joe Biden secures the Democratic presidential nomination. "I'm hoping Dr. Jill becomes the Surgeon General, his wife," she quipped during The View's March 4, 2020 episode. "She would never do it but, yeah, she's a hell of a doctor. She's an amazing doctor." The obvious problem with this suggestion? Joe's wife, Jill Biden, has her doctoral degree in education from the University of Delaware, and she's not an actual doctor. Co-host Meghan McCain pointed this out, to which Goldberg replied, "I could be wrong." Perhaps feeling the awkwardness mounting, co-host Sunny Hostin chimed in, "She's a teacher but might be good for [Secretary of Education] Betsy DeVos's post." Cast member Joy Behar then gushed, "Yes, perfect!"

We don't know about you guys, but we'd like to wipe our memory of this embarrassing convo ASAP. So how about let's move on with this juicy distraction covering all the times The View hosts completely lost it on camera.