President Joe Biden’s sister, Valerie Biden Owens, has suggested that Meghan Markle would be a strong competitor for the US presidency.
Valerie Biden Owens, who is 76 years old and has been promoting her memoir Growing Up Biden: A Memoir, talked about the Duchess of Sussex possibly running for office on “Good Morning Britain.”
According to the former campaign manager and close adviser to the president, it’s wonderful to have women in politics, and the more we have, the more effectively our democratic system will function.
Joe Biden’s sister Valerie Biden continued, “A better perspective, a different perspective.” All women are welcome here, and she is welcome to join the Democratic Party”.
The Duchess of Sussex will definitely run for president, Ms. Biden Owens responded when asked if she thought that was the case.
Chris Ship, the royal editor for ITV News, stated that he “always thought” Meghan would begin a career in politics at some point in her life. He stated that it “wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest.”
Former MP and government minister Ed Vaizey, a member of the House of Lords, chuckled as he remarked, “It’s like a Netflix mini-series.” It would be wonderful if King William and Queen Kate welcomed President Meghan Markle the first American when they visited Britain on a state visit in 15 years.
When asked if Meghan Markle would make a good candidate for president one day, Joe Biden’s sister Valerie Biden Owens responded, “Yes, perhaps.” She and her husband, Prince Harry, retired as senior royals in March 2020. Naturally, she will.
During her time on the show, the political strategist also said that her brother Biden would “absolutely” run for president again in 2024.
Read The Biography of Valerie Biden Owens
One of the first women in the country to manage both a presidential campaign and a modern U.S. senatorial campaign is Valerie Biden Owens. Mrs. Biden Owens has served as the campaign manager for all of her Brother Joe Biden’s political campaigns, including his seven consecutive victories in the U.S. Senate and his two attempts to win the Democratic nomination for president. Additionally, she served as his main campaign surrogate.
Mr. Biden’s press secretary at the time, is quoted in a 2008 New York Times article as saying that Mrs. Valerie Biden Owens “is without a doubt his political alter-ego and confidante.” During Mr. Biden’s 1972 U.S. Senate campaign, Ted Kaufman, a former U.S. senator and longtime chief of staff to Senator Biden, first met Valerie and Joe.
Everyone knew there was no getting between Val and Joe, so there was no infighting, backstabbing, or any of the other things that bring campaigns to a halt, according to Kaufman. And as Vice President Biden wrote, he has total faith in his sister. In his autobiography, “Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics,” Vice President Biden stated, “She has been my best friend my entire life.”
When Valerie Biden is not overseeing or offering advice to the Vice President’s campaigns, she holds the position of Executive Vice President at the American media consulting company Joe Slade White and Company.
She works as a political strategist to develop and carry out candidates’ messages. Joe Slade White and Co.’s clients won 87 percent of the time during the most recent election cycle. In the previous five years, the company has won 37 Pollie Awards, which are the equivalent of an Oscar in the industry.
The Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum has had Mrs. Biden Owens serve on its national board. Valerie is a pioneer who has taught women how to participate in and have an impact on politics.
She has also spent the last 15 years traveling widely with Women’s Campaign International, imparting political and organizational skills to women in developing democracies. She conducted two leadership and inter-gender communications trainings in 2011: one for future Afghan diplomats and the other for Afghan civil servants from Kabul and Herat. It was Italy where both training sessions were held.
She received an invitation to Liberia in 2009 to take part in the International Colloquium on Women’s Empowerment, Leadership Development, and International Peace and Security, which was organized jointly by President Tarija Halogen of Finland and President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia.
A 2013 trip to Azerbaijan to work with female leaders in business and government was part of her most recent international training experience. These female leaders of change are eager to catch up to their male counterparts in terms of the specific skills they need to succeed in what is for them a less traditional role outside the home.
At conferences, seminars, and civic and political organizations, Valerie frequently serves as the keynote speaker. She also takes part in political panels and radio talk shows.
She has given speeches at numerous universities, including the Universities of Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Delaware, Grinnell, Drake, Kentucky, Rutgers, and the Irish-American University in Dublin, Ireland. Additionally, she holds a certificate in body language training.
Valerie Biden has served on the board of The Ministry of Caring, an ecumenical organization in her community that helps the underprivileged, homeless, and people with disadvantages, for more than 30 years. In the fall of 2010, she was given their highest award for her hard work and service.
She holds a degree from the University of Delaware and is married to businessman and attorney Jack Owens. They are the parents of three kids.