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Look Who Dems Are Begging to Run for President

On paper, at least, the Democrats appear to be in good shape to send President Trump packing in the next election, making him a one-termer. The IBD/TIPP poll shows all of the Democratic front runners ahead of the president in head to head matchups. Biden is ahead by seven. Warren is ahead by two. Sanders is ahead by four.

Pundits suggest that the impeachment push is less about removing Trump from the office than it is to damage him to make sure that voters will turn on him in 2020. It will not matter if the Republican Senate votes to acquit, The president will be forever tainted.

Writing for Fox News, Liz Peek is reporting that Democrats are beginning to be increasingly alarmed about their prospects for taking back the presidency. Their solution is to get former first lady Michelle Obama to run.

Democratic insiders are looking at the current candidates, weighing them in the balance, and finding them wanting. Joe Biden is in free fall, bedeviled by gaffes, a low energy campaign style, and the Ukraine matter. Elizabeth Warren is surging, but she is being judged to be far too radical to win. Bernie Sanders is old and has just had a heart attack. Also, he is a confessed socialist and polling suggests that few people want to vote for one of those.

Michelle Obama, on the other hand, was voted the most admired woman in America. Her husband, the former president, is still popular among Democrats. If she were to enter the race, the move would dominate several news cycles, knocking the rest of the field out of serious consideration, giving Ms. Obama a clear path to the nomination. Of course, Democrats cannot conceive of the idea of her losing to Donald Trump. Hence, the way would be cleared to an Obama restoration and the Trump presidency fades into history like a bad dream.

That is the theory, in any case.

Peek suggests that one barrier to this scenario is the fact that Michelle Obama has zero interest in getting into elected politics. She has publicly refused the crown twice.

Indeed, Michelle and Barack Obama are enjoying the high life of a successful post-presidency. Ms. Obama has published a wildly successful memoir. With Barack, she is has become a TV producer thanks to a deal with Netflix. The Obamas live in a sumptuous $10 million mansion in the Hamptons, or at least they will until climate change causes the seas to rise and sweep the home away. The Obamas hobnob regularly with celebrities and billionaires. Why would Ms. Obama give all of that up for the dubious pleasures of a campaign and being abused by Donald Trump, a man expert in the cutting tweet?

Peek opines that even if Michelle Obama were to run, she would not be a shoo-in.

First, it is unclear whether or not Ms. Obama would sign on to the current Democratic agenda. To be sure, Barack Obama was considered by many to be the most left-wing president since Lyndon Johnson. But the Democratic Party has moved on with proposals such as the Green New Deal and Medicare for All. Michelle Obama would have the choice of accepting this agenda, and likely losing in November 2020, or rejecting it and having a fight on her hands for the nomination,

Also, Peek suggests that supporters of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren will be ill-disposed to drop their candidates just because Michelle Obama gets into the race. Sanders and Warren have supporters because they like each of their preferred candidates and their visions (which are similar) for America. The appetite for an Obama restoration is not as keen as some people suggest.

Finally, Michelle Obama has Hillary Clinton as an example of what could happen to a former first lady who wants the presidency. Ms. Clinton had the advantage of being a former senator and a former secretary of state. All Ms. Obama has on her resume is the management of a school meal program that proved to be wildly unpopular with students.

The inevitable conclusion is that the Democrats are stuck with the candidates they have already. They will have to win or lose without having a last-minute savior riding in at the last minute to save the day.

 

Comments (54)

  1. All the Democrat candidates put together would not make a good president!
    Trump will win unless he resigns, which is highly unlikely, over all the Bull Shit investigations.

  2. A shoe in? She or he sucks !!!!!

  3. No surprise to me at all. I said they would run Mike Obama from the beginning. If the do I sure hope HE loses!

  4. We do not want HIM for president

  5. Hilary will jump in no doubt if it’s only to put more money into their income from their big share of campaign funds witch would be in the millions don’t forget folks these politicians take a big chunk of money with them when they leave the campaign trail from campaign funds

  6. The Patriotic Democrats are really starting to see the Dumbocrat/Socialists for what they are “SOCIALISTS” in line with Hitler where they rule and all others must obediently follow or be Eliminated !!!

  7. Donald J. Trump, the ONLY CHOICE hands down. As a Republic pundit said recently ignore the voice, and pay attention to the signal. He fights for America, each and every day……took on Immigration by himself while 435 Congress people sat “idle” to resistance from Democrats. I cannot see any of the candidates taking on the geopolitical issues, national safety and security, economy and fighting 24×7 to keep America the most powerful country in the World.

    The hopefuls lack benchstrength at all levels. Their policies are irresponsible due to current deficits. The debates where an insult to our intelligence, they were not asked one (1) question on trade, tarrifs, economy, nationals security. The bafoons all they did is copy and paste policies and insult the president.

  8. Yes run to crooks that is my opinion.

  9. They’re all LIARS and the voters KNOW it, especially the SWING voters . . . The DEMOCRATS have WAY overplayed their hand and they’ve thrown everything against “the bathroom wall” politically and NOTHING sticks – especially against Trump. There will be ,UHHHHH, HECK to pay especially when the DEMOCRATS lose the 2020 elections. And the Democrats have only THEMSELVES to blame. They have NO candidate that can beat Trump . . . NONE! Team Trump and his allies 2020 – KAGA (KEEP America Great Again).

  10. Never another Obama. She is a man, not a woman.

  11. That BITCH would STEAL more money and take trips EVIL EVIL EVIL ENEMY of AMERICA

  12. I think if Joe Biden ‘s campaign collapses, a more likely late entry will be Former NYC Mayor, Mike Bloomberg. He would pose a formidable threat to the incumbent. He is liberal on social issues and moderate on economic issues. He has business and government experience.

  13. I don’t think she would have a chance of defeating President Trump. Far too many of us remember what a sorry president her husband was and we surely don’t want a surrogate for him in the White House. Let the Democrats look to another savior.

  14. There will never be another democrat in office – they DO NOT CARE ABOUT AMERICANS all they care about are bringing in more & more illegals to vote for them someday. Trump in 20202 a true American!

  15. HILLARY SHE BACK AND SHE ALL READY UP TO NO GOOD . LET ME SAY THIS TO YOU AGAIN TAKE YOUR BAG ON YOUR SIDE AND GO TO HELL HOME . PLEASE BILL GROW SOME BALL”S AND SHUT HER UP THE DEN OUR GOING TO F*CK HER OVER WHEN SHE LOSSES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Dumbocrats don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell to win the presidency.. It’s the economy stupid!!

  17. Just what we need. Haven’t you any memory? Bill Clinton was probably the only criminal worse than Obama.
    Can you imagine Obama working behind his wife? More Iran, More war, More poverty, More unemployment,
    More open borders, and so on,,,,,…..
    Is this what you want, Is this what this country needs>? Guess what, not a chance, sure Barak was and maybe still is popular,
    but the people had 8 years of his corruption and is still investigating what he did during those years.
    Obama in 2020, NOT A CHANCE

  18. Oh PLEASE spare us the travesty of a MICHELLE >>>>>OR whatever his / her name is. Hasn’t that duo caused enough embarrassment for this Country around the World without THIS !!

  19. This is a crop of bullcrap!

  20. The Democrats are going to LOSE no matter WHAT they “cook up” . . . Their goose is cooked anyway. Team Trump and his allies 2020 – KAGA (Keep America Great Again).

  21. Yikes!, Another Obama White House…that’s too scary even for Halloween!

  22. THEY MUST BE DESPERATE IF THEY ARE LOOKING TOO HE/SHE OBAMASS TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT. DO THEY REALLY BELIEVE THAT AMERICA HAS NOT HAD ITS FILL OF OBAMASSES? UNLESS THEY WANT AMERICA DESTROYED BY BECOMING A 3RD WORLD COMMIE COUNTRY,PEOPLE BETTER THINK TWICE BEFORE VOTING FOR ANYONE OTHER THAN TRUMP!

  23. Ooooh Boo Boo, White House XpResident, worst most useless POS since Carter, if not the worst ever. Ms. Boo Boo is more a bitch than the she/he. May both soon rot in hell.

    452020

  24. WHEN THEY DO THAT I WILL LEAVE AND MOVE TO VENEZUELA -THAT BITCH WILL FINISH THIS COUNTRY LIKE HER WIFE TRIED TO DO

  25. Oh just let me vomit! #Michael Obama : Racist Muslin. She and her good for nothing husband that tried to destroy our country! Hype iconic twosome.
    They can just go to hell or back to Kenya.

  26. Another Obama is the last thing we need.

  27. That’s too bad, Moochelle could be the first woman, with a set of balls, to run for President.

  28. Let her run; she will never make it.

  29. You have got to be JOKING…Are the socialists that DESPERATE?

  30. go ahead and get obama to run the country futher in the ground.you would be sending her husband back in to finsih the USA off for sure.he woud be in the shadows…

  31. We already had 8 years of Michelle Obama as president. Mr. Obama was too stupid to be president so wifey had to step in and tell him what to do and say, and she is still pulling the strings.

  32. Don’t u think u liberals , that we’ve had enough of the Obamas, for Gods sake! Try think of someone other than one of the them, for goodness sakes!

  33. Don’t you liberals think we might like to see someone else to run besides another black Obama, for goodness sakes? Get real for a change!

  34. That’s all we need is another unqualified black transgender Marxist in the White House. Been there and done that.

  35. We don’t need the Obama’s back in our cleaned up Whitehouse.

  36. Never, never an Obama

  37. He is a farce and would do worse than his husband .

  38. OMG, can you say fake polls?

  39. Michael Robinson, aka Michelle Obama put a dress on and paraded around as first LADY(?)Michael Robinson has a brother, Craig Robinson the assistant football coach at Oregon U. He is disgusting FRAUD! Go ahead demons. Put the guy up to run and we will expose him; dress or no dress!

  40. The DumbocRATs have lots of fluff, but no real down to earth purpose. If Mickeal is the best that they can use for a third ObamASS term then they have a problem.
    ALL PATROITIC AMERICANS WILL GET OUT IN FORCE TO MAKE NOVEMBER A VERY BRIGHT RED.

  41. If she ran and won, Hilary wouldn’t hire a hit man she’d shoot Michelle herself!

  42. Michelle was NEVER first lady taking that she is a man and not a woman. We are not stupid but the democrats are if they think they can get him elected.

  43. None of the Progressive Democrat candidates are shoe-ins. Democrats will have to wait until 2024, and even then if they continue pushing their progressive path they will lose once again. The way to win the presidency is to keep businesses and jobs from going off shore. The people are tired of the lack of job opportunities.

  44. NO, PLEASE… not another hateful, crooked Obama. Besides, they say she’s not a woman.

  45. Biden ??
    Michelle Obama ???
    Democrats have no good candidate !!

  46. They’re trying to “taint” President Trump??? Don’t they realize that they’re really “tainting” the Democratic Party???

  47. Michelle Obama is a Douchbag with the face of and the mentality of a Gorilla !

  48. Well if she did run and get in we know who would be pulling the strings and it would not be her, all we would get is another dose of obumhead himself running the show. Vote wisely in 2020

  49. Michelle Obama would be a bad bet for the democrats as the article explained. I don’t think anything else is needed to be said.

  50. None of those LOSERS would stand a CHANCE against Trump . . . He’ll be REELECTED and the DEMOCRATS will be sent back home after losing the 2020 elections (If they’re not LED AWAY in HANDCUFFS because of “High Crimes and Misdemeanors”). Team Trump and his allies 2020 – KAGA (Keep America Great again).

  51. I would not vote for MRS. (not Ms) Obama because another Obama in the White House would be too much for sane people to endure. We should keep the Obamas and that Hillary girl in the unpleasant past and forget about them.

  52. Michael Obama would most definitely, NOT be my choice.

  53. The ONLY reason they want Michelle is so Obama himself can run the country again from the back seat. She’s probably admired for putting up with him for so long; she didn’t do anything else of worth.

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