Could the 2016 race for the Oval Office get any crazier?
On the GOP side, there’s a long list of experienced politicians with long lists of accomplishments to their names seeking the presidency – senior governors, senators and statesmen – and they’re all trailing Donald Trump, a shoot-from-the-hip billionaire with a knack for saying what many people across the country are feeling.
And on the Democrat side, there’s surging support for a self-avowed socialist who is challenging Hillary Clinton, who thought she was the anointed candidate in 2008, only to be knocked off her pedestal by upstart Barack Obama. She considers herself anointed now, but finds her support fading quickly.
So how about the gauntlet being thrown down by … Michelle Obama?
There already are some commenting on the idea.
WND commentator Star Parker told WND she was at a book signing in Washington this week and was asked about the possibility.
She admitted she’s watching that possible development closely.
“I’ve even seen bumper stickers that say Michelle 2016,” Parker told WND. “Until the primaries are absolutely closed, my eye is on Michelle.”
She suggested there’s a behind-the-scenes move developing that is turning her into a cause celebre.
“The thought of Michelle Obama elected president makes me want to really break down and cry,” said Maureen Vaccaro of Santa Clarita, California, who attended Parker’s event.
Washington columnist Edward Klein has reported that Michelle Obama’s plans after her husband’s presidency are big – and they don’t necessarily include her husband.
“For a while, the first lady played with the idea of running for the Illinois Senate seat now occupied by Republican Mark Kirk, who was hobbled by a 2012 stroke and recently fell during a vote on the Senate floor. But she has since all but dismissed this idea,” he reported.
(It was from an Illinois Senate seat that Barack Obama launched his successful bid for the Oval Office.)
But while describing how Michelle Obama “envisions” a future alongside “best friend and confidant Valerie Jarrett,” he said she also “doesn’t want to step down from that luxurious Air Force One lifestyle.”
A May Rasmussen poll found, if Michelle decided to run for president, she’d pose the most significant threat to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton than any other Democratic Party contender.
On April 30, Michelle joked about running for the White House when she was a guest on “The Late Show with David Letterman” (6:00 mark).
“I’m retiring in a few weeks,” Letterman said.
“No kidding,” Michelle responded.
“And I know that your time at the White House, in a couple years, same sort of thing,” Lettterman said. “You won’t be retiring, though. But do you ever glimpse that far down the road?”
Michelle replied, “What, like when I’m going to be running for president or anything?”
“Something to consider,” Letterman said.
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