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.
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.
Speculation? Do pigs feed at the trough? (apologies to pigs)
Least Michelle did live in Chicago Illnois with Obama you can’t put that mark on her
You knew it was coming. Senator Bossy.
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.
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.
Oh stop. I admit we have many morons in American but surely not enough to elect that American hating clown to Government office....
Apparently PIAPS has told her “No, you won’t be my running-mate”.
You have quoted, almost verbatim, a post I wrote -- back in fall 2008!
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.
She will have the idiot vote along with the majority of the radical muslims.
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!
NEVER underestimate the stupidity of this idiocracy!
Of course she will, and she might even win.
IO forgot to add that she will divorce Barack, who may even ...finally ... come out of the closet. Tremendous Okra Winfree sympathy vote there.
“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.
“NEVER underestimate the stupidity of this idiocracy!”
I’m very sorry to say that I must agree with you.
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.
ain’t just you, I think it’s a train too.
You left out a Kennedy.
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.
Do you support George P.! in Texas?
Illinois is definitely a state where the election can be rigged, like Nevada.
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?):
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.
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.