Since September 2017, we’ve been saying that pressure will grow for Michelle to get in, maybe even at the convention, to save a party facing grim general election prospects after dysfunctional primaries result in a stalemate or unelectable frontrunner.
I’m not saying we’re clairvoyant. I’m not saying we see things before others do. I’m not saying that by the time this is all over you are going to be asking us to pick lottery numbers for you.
I’m not saying any of those things, though I will humble brag that as a kid I was pretty good at the Ouija board and Magic 8 Ball.
I’m just going to put this out there.
Since September 2017, we have been predicting that the Democrats will at some point hope that Michelle Obama helicopters into a stalemated Democratic Convention to save the party from the general election disaster of Bernie and other unelectable Democrat candidates:
- Get Ready for Michelle Obama 2020 (September 10, 2017)
- Michelle Obama 2020. Yes She Can. But will she run? (January 29, 2018)
- Michelle Obama 2020 coming into focus with Memoirs release just after 2018 midterms (February 25, 2018)
- Michelle Obama may be best Dem hope for 2020, but says she doesn’t want the job (April 7, 2018)
- Rasmussen Poll: Michelle Obama would beat Trump (November 19, 2018)
- Michelle Obama’s Grammys Buzz – A reminder of the mediocrity of Democrat presidential candidates (February 11, 2019)
- With Bread Line Bernie rising, expect Michelle-mentum (February 21, 2019)
- Don’t rule out Michelle Obama as Democrats’ Hail Mary Pass to prevent a Bernie apocalypse (April 24, 2019)
- Michelle Obama floated as savior of Democrats from radical left general election disaster (October 22, 2019)
The expectation is that if Michelle did it, it would not be during the primaries. She doesn’t want to dirty her hands with the riffraff currently running. She doesn’t want to debate the Democrat commoners. If it happens, despite Michelle’s claims she doesn’t want to be president, it will be as savior, not as candidate.
The “logic” of Michelle Obama came into greater focus recently, as Democrats bashed Mr. Obama at the debates, and then Mr. Obama cautioned that Democrat presidential candidates were moving too far left for a general election, it was a signal:
“This is still a country that is less revolutionary than it is interested in improvement. They like seeing things improved. But the average American doesn’t think that we have to completely tear down the system and remake it. And I think it’s important for us not to lose sight of that.”
“My point is that even as we push the envelope and we are bold in our vision, we also have to be rooted in reality and the fact that voters, including Democratic voters and certainly persuadable independents or even moderate Republicans, are not driven by the same views that are reflected on certain, you know, left-leaning Twitter feeds or the activist wing of our party.”
Trump has spent his first term tearing down the Obama legacy. Promise kept. Give Trump a second term, and there won’t be anything left of Mr. Obama’s 8 years in office. Don’t think for a second Mr. Obama doesn’t think about this.
So when Tucker Carlson ran a segment last night on Michelle Obama 2020, I strained my shoulder patting myself on the back.
Tonight on his Fox News show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Tucker Carlson espoused the theory that Michelle Obama could run for president in 2020, which could be the reason Barack Obama has yet to endorse his former vice president Joe Biden.
Michelle Obama has stated that she doesn’t want to run for president because she is not interested in politics, but Carlson said not to bet against her entering the race.
Now, last week, the former first lady issued a statement saying that she has no interest in being president,” Carlson said. “That’s what she claimed. But there are signs that that’s not true.”
Carlson pointed to the actions of Obama adviser David Axelrod as a harbinger of things to come, claiming Axelrod has run a “scorched earth” campaign against Biden.
“Axelrod has called him a liar, called him a coward, all but accused him of having dementia,” Carlson said. “Now, would David Axelrod be doing all that without the consent of the Obamas? No. There’s no chance.”
Carlson’s second point was that Barack Obama did not want Biden to run for president.
“Not only has Obama refused to endorse Biden,” Carlson said, “he tried to stop Biden from running in the first place.” …
“The Democratic Party is ripping itself apart over race and gender and class,” Carlson said. “Michelle Obama, let’s be honest, is one of the only people who could unite the party’s warring factions.”
The chatter is rising.
There are many signs that Democrats want her:
Former first lady Michelle Obama would lead the field if she were to enter the 2020 Democratic White House race, according to a New Hampshire poll.
The Franklin Pierce University-Boston Herald poll asked voters questions about who they would vote for if candidates who had not entered the race were to run for the nomination. When asked if they would vote for Obama, the wife of former President Obama who has said there is “zero chance” she would ever run for president, 26 percent of voters said they would support the former first lady at the ballot.
She would “clear the field” if she entered:
“If Hillary Clinton were to enter the race, she’d likely do so near the top of the pack,” says Democratic pollster Chris Anderson, who conducts the Fox News Poll with Republican Daron Shaw. “And Michelle Obama could probably clear the field.”
Twenty-seven percent of Democratic primary voters would definitely vote for Clinton, including one-third of those backing Biden and one-quarter supporting Warren.
The numbers are rosier for former first lady Michelle Obama: 50 percent would definitely vote for her, including nearly 5 in 10 of Biden’s and 4 in 10 of Warren’s supporters.
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