Skip to comments.Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run
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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“Her fame and fundraising ability would command deference in a body that normally operates on seniority. “
I thought I saw a light at the end of the tunnel...or is it a train barreling down on me?
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.
Oh God, save us from Megabutt Moochelle.
“large enough profile”
They got that part right.
Ooops, wrong thread, sorry.
Hopefully the children at school who have to eat her lunches will beg their parents to NOT vote for her.
Chicago deserves here.
After all she has more experience barking orders than her husband does...
Probably not. The Clintons weren’t sent into the ignominious anonymity they deserved — and PIAPS was awarded a senate seat based on...what?
Sarah Palin for Senate.
Would make lefty heads explodes if she wins:))
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.
Not a chance.
I absolutely KNEW that Hillary wouldn’t get elected in N.Y.
She hadn’t lived there and she was a joke.
Yeah,right ! :-(
wE NEED AN AMENDMENT to stop dynasty attempts.
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!
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.
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