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Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run
NBCChicago.com ^ | June 5 | Ward Room

Posted on 06/05/2014 5:08:56 PM PDT by Hojczyk

FLOTUS for Senate?

It wasn't that long ago that such a slogan would seem absurd, but political wags are beginning to wonder whether Michelle Obama is mulling a run for Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk's seat in 2016.

A Thursday column in Reuters suggests that Obama would be the only candidate with a large enough profile to unseat the Republican. The column also points to Obama's recent willingness to debate the merits of her school lunch program with Republicans, a trip to China, fundraising and her stance on the kidnapped Nigerian school girls as other signs that her tone is turning more political. It's not the first time Obama has been mentioned as a potential senatorial candidate, but that speculation has always focused beyond 2016. And the First Lady herself has never publicly indicated any interest in seeking political office.

But just like a senator named Barack Obama who decided to run for president in 2008 when many thought he should wait his turn, politics are often about timing.

She would quickly become the most recognizable face in the Senate. Her fame and fundraising ability would command deference in a body that normally operates on seniority. Whether the recent elevation of her profile suggests a plan to run is unclear, but she will be well positioned should she jump in. --

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1 posted on 06/05/2014 5:08:56 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

“Her fame and fundraising ability would command deference in a body that normally operates on seniority. “

yeah right


2 posted on 06/05/2014 5:09:50 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Hojczyk

HELL NOOOO


3 posted on 06/05/2014 5:10:42 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Hojczyk

I thought I saw a light at the end of the tunnel...or is it a train barreling down on me?


4 posted on 06/05/2014 5:11:21 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Hojczyk

Well, she has at least one high profile copycat spouting her motto “What difference does it make?” I saw Dingy Harry Reid say the very same thing on Tee Vee today.


5 posted on 06/05/2014 5:14:09 PM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: Hojczyk

Oh God, save us from Megabutt Moochelle.


6 posted on 06/05/2014 5:14:14 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Hojczyk

“large enough profile”

They got that part right.


7 posted on 06/05/2014 5:15:05 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Hojczyk
Whose speculation? Another false premise by the drive byes. After 2016, these poltroons will be discarded into the trash can of history; no one will give a damn about them.
8 posted on 06/05/2014 5:15:07 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: shove_it

Ooops, wrong thread, sorry.


9 posted on 06/05/2014 5:17:14 PM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: PapaNew

Hopefully the children at school who have to eat her lunches will beg their parents to NOT vote for her.


10 posted on 06/05/2014 5:19:35 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Hojczyk

Chicago deserves here.

After all she has more experience barking orders than her husband does...


11 posted on 06/05/2014 5:20:38 PM PDT by DB
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To: Fungi

Probably not. The Clintons weren’t sent into the ignominious anonymity they deserved — and PIAPS was awarded a senate seat based on...what?


12 posted on 06/05/2014 5:21:18 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Hojczyk


13 posted on 06/05/2014 5:23:37 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Hojczyk

Sarah Palin for Senate.

Would make lefty heads explodes if she wins:))


14 posted on 06/05/2014 5:27:57 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: PapaNew

I can see it. We now have our ‘first black’ president. It is expected by most LIV that Hillary will be the ‘first woman’ president. Mooch gets a Senate term under her boob-belt and those same voters will expect her to be the ‘first black woman’ president. It’s America’s royal bloodline and the job is passed to the next in line.

Sadly.


15 posted on 06/05/2014 5:28:00 PM PDT by RonInNaples
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To: Hojczyk

Not a chance.


16 posted on 06/05/2014 5:28:50 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: SevenofNine

“HELL NOOOO”

I absolutely KNEW that Hillary wouldn’t get elected in N.Y.

She hadn’t lived there and she was a joke.

Yeah,right ! :-(

.


17 posted on 06/05/2014 5:32:58 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Hojczyk

wE NEED AN AMENDMENT to stop dynasty attempts.


18 posted on 06/05/2014 5:35:15 PM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: Hojczyk

Good God,,why doesn’t Chicago vote her in for Mayor and keep her to themselves! Why inflict the Obamas on the country yet again? That’s an assault!


19 posted on 06/05/2014 5:36:15 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: Hojczyk

Other than’ Illinois vote fraud machine, I suspect everyone is going to be too happy to see this bunch go away.

The only reason nobama got “won” was his Masters Behind the Curtain that were happy to let him divert all our attention while they rifled the Treasury. Moochelle won’t ever be in any kind of position, much less savvy enough to help them haul out truckloads of $. This was one of those scams that can be pulled only once.


20 posted on 06/05/2014 5:38:15 PM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: Hojczyk

They all love to throw these bones to the tabloid-crazed nitwits to distract from anything meaningful. Not to say she won’t run, it would be a slam-dunk with the Godfather, media, and goons on her side.


21 posted on 06/05/2014 5:43:06 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: Hojczyk

Speculation? Do pigs feed at the trough? (apologies to pigs)


22 posted on 06/05/2014 5:44:38 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Mears

Least Michelle did live in Chicago Illnois with Obama you can’t put that mark on her


23 posted on 06/05/2014 5:46:53 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Hojczyk

You knew it was coming. Senator Bossy.


24 posted on 06/05/2014 6:06:46 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: Hojczyk

There have been many rumors and some outright statements that she dislikes being 1st lady. I would think shed hate being a senator for the same reasons.


25 posted on 06/05/2014 6:07:58 PM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: crazycatlady

She hates being First Lady in the same way a lot of US Presidents have only run and served “for the good of the country.”

Saying she hates it is good political innoculation against criticism of things like her extravagence and dominating behavior.


26 posted on 06/05/2014 6:11:15 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Hojczyk

Oh stop. I admit we have many morons in American but surely not enough to elect that American hating clown to Government office....


27 posted on 06/05/2014 6:35:56 PM PDT by 48th SPS
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To: Hojczyk

Apparently PIAPS has told her “No, you won’t be my running-mate”.


28 posted on 06/05/2014 6:42:40 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: 48th SPS
I admit we have many morons in American but surely not enough to elect that American hating clown to Government office....

You have quoted, almost verbatim, a post I wrote -- back in fall 2008!

29 posted on 06/05/2014 6:48:39 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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JMO….

I believe that in 2 1/2 years this country will be so sick of the Obama Family that there is no way she will even submit to campaigning, debates, and responsibility…
Michelle Obama is so spoiled with material items at this point, the US Senate won't hold enough money and fame for her…
There is no way I will ever again support a Clinton, Obama or Bush..we are in desperate need of new, fresh leadership that truly want to serve, with RESPECT, HONOR, DIGNITY And have the knowledge to lead.

30 posted on 06/05/2014 6:53:38 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Hojczyk

She will have the idiot vote along with the majority of the radical muslims.


31 posted on 06/05/2014 7:02:48 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Black skin has morphed into Teflon.)
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To: Hojczyk

Who would want to work with her, even among her own party? She would not allow herself to be called the junior senator from anywhere. I pray that even in IL they have some standards and be sickened of the thought of her/ them taking over. UGH!


32 posted on 06/05/2014 7:03:38 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: BenLurkin
You are probably right. I'm just hoping, but their brand will be severely damaged after all these scandals and especially the fallout from Obamacare. Thanks for all your posts.
33 posted on 06/05/2014 7:04:47 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Fungi

NEVER underestimate the stupidity of this idiocracy!


34 posted on 06/05/2014 7:10:10 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: Hojczyk

Of course she will, and she might even win.


35 posted on 06/05/2014 7:50:39 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( A disbarred gay Muslim lawyer from Kenya as POTUS? Sure! What could go wrong?)
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To: Hojczyk

IO forgot to add that she will divorce Barack, who may even ...finally ... come out of the closet. Tremendous Okra Winfree sympathy vote there.


36 posted on 06/05/2014 7:52:17 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( A disbarred gay Muslim lawyer from Kenya as POTUS? Sure! What could go wrong?)
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To: Kackikat

“Hopefully the children at school who have to eat her lunches will beg their parents to NOT vote for her.”

Assuming that they survive, they will be of voting age by then.


37 posted on 06/05/2014 7:55:51 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: bicyclerepair

“NEVER underestimate the stupidity of this idiocracy!”

I’m very sorry to say that I must agree with you.


38 posted on 06/05/2014 7:56:59 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: The Antiyuppie

Changing a menu drastically in a place where kitchen workers make minimum wage and have little to no Chef training, it makes me cringe to think what is happening to those fruits and vegetables, not to mention the chicken, beef, and pork. No wonder the Children are throwing away their food.

It would make more sense to introduce some recipes and then have adults and teens test the foods to see if they are edible. There needs to be tasty recipes... Some vegetables go better with certain meats or fruits...some do not relate.

Would you put a sliced Kiwi with a Hamburger, no bun and asparagus..yuk. Now a nicely made Chicken Breast,rice, and asparagus might go well together, if you have lemon-butter to put on the asparagus...otherwise I wouldn’t want it.

You can’t just throw sour berries, a piece of chicken, and some mushy green beans or overcooked brussell sprouts on a plate and call it a balanced lunch.


39 posted on 06/05/2014 8:03:25 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: PapaNew; All

ain’t just you, I think it’s a train too.


40 posted on 06/05/2014 8:19:32 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: haircutter
There is no way I will ever again support a Clinton, Obama or Bush

You left out a Kennedy.

41 posted on 06/05/2014 8:34:09 PM PDT by Salvey
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To: Hojczyk

I can’t think of anything that would make the people of IL happier than “Senator” Michelle Obama. Only CA will be happier with its continued “Governor” Jerry Brown.


42 posted on 06/05/2014 8:36:03 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: haircutter

Do you support George P.! in Texas?


43 posted on 06/05/2014 8:37:16 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: Hojczyk

Illinois is definitely a state where the election can be rigged, like Nevada.


44 posted on 06/06/2014 4:09:53 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: Kenny Bunk
Just another angry black woman.
45 posted on 06/06/2014 4:52:00 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: 2001convSVT
Just another angry black woman

To be sure. But that's just on one level. Michelle is being readied for national office.

You see, the dream ticket ... go for broke ... nothin' left to lose .... Demo ticket for 2016 is (are you ready?):

For POTUS: Mr. Joey (Plugs) Biden
In the VEEP Slot: Michelle Robinson Obama

Joey Plugs is ready for party martyrdom. His job (if the ticket wins, which it could) is to die immediately after the inauguration.

"But what," you say, "if the ticket loses?" No harm done. In fact, it's going to be a rather long shot, anyway. So what? IMNVHO, they don't want the WH in '16. As the economy reaches low tide, they are confident of a legislative sweep in '18. They want to stick the Republicans with the Depression and establish Senator Michelle (or a utility Marxist yet to be named) for the 2020 campaign.

By then, she'll have shed Barry and really be ready.

46 posted on 06/06/2014 7:06:48 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( A disbarred gay Muslim lawyer from Kenya as POTUS? Sure! What could go wrong?)
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To: tanknetter

Still being a senator is even more demanding. It’s demanding in the same way, and additionally demanding in all kinds of other ways. Plus being First Lady and hospital administrator isn’t much of a résumé, though I suppose no worse than Al Franken. But a lot of people believe that there was fraud in that election.


47 posted on 06/06/2014 9:14:36 AM PDT by crazycatlady
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