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Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run
NBC Chicago ^ | Thursday, Jun 5, 2014

Posted on 06/05/2014 9:41:56 PM PDT by nickcarraway

First Lady could be positioning herself for a run at Mark Kirk's seat in 2016 By Ward Room Staff

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.

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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. -- Reuters

There's also that 2012 Public Polling Policy survey showing the first lady picking up 51 percent of the vote against Kirk's 40 percent if they were to run. Your move, FLOTUS.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: illinois; michelle; obama
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1 posted on 06/05/2014 9:41:56 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Not going to happen.


2 posted on 06/05/2014 9:44:44 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration

If she wants it, it’s a done deal. I don’t know if she wants it.


3 posted on 06/05/2014 9:45:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Indonesia has a senate?


4 posted on 06/05/2014 9:49:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: nickcarraway

Because she and her beard are a carbon copy of Bill and his beard: all four are power-hungry sociopaths/psychopaths. And the puppeteers like dynasties in American Politics.


5 posted on 06/05/2014 9:50:21 PM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Has she ever been to Indonesia?


6 posted on 06/05/2014 9:54:33 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Didn’t stop Hillary.


7 posted on 06/05/2014 9:55:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: nickcarraway

Senator FLOTUS? I’d say what I think about that but I’d likely be told to shut up and eat my carrots.


8 posted on 06/05/2014 9:55:23 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: nickcarraway

She’s too lazy. Besides, her husband is going rogue and doesn’t care if he hurts Democrats along the way.


9 posted on 06/05/2014 9:59:32 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: nickcarraway

Who would be worse? Snake-oil Kirk or Moochelle? The Democrap party is a pathetic blot on this nation and has been for a good 150 years. Now they’re going to try and send a truly America-hating first lady (”all this for a damn flag”) to the senate. She’d be an even less coherent Sheila Jackson Lee!


10 posted on 06/05/2014 9:59:52 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: nickcarraway

And just what’s her qualification? That she’s black?


11 posted on 06/05/2014 10:03:39 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: Bullish

about as qualified as her husband, the prez


12 posted on 06/05/2014 10:08:08 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: nickcarraway

Pheeew, it’s Illinois. I opened his fearing Moochele would seek to be the next carpet bagger senator in New Yorker following on Hillary Clinton’s example.

I feel better, not much though.


13 posted on 06/05/2014 10:08:45 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: nickcarraway
t’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.


Say what? Michelle, her live in Mother (who commands a six figure salary for the job of living in the White House at taxpayer expense) and Valerie Jarrett (who does not need a salary because of all the pay for play and ObamaCare web site kick back money she gets) are the troika running the country while BO plays hearts with Reggie Love and watches the NBA and Final Four playoffs.

Michelle may not be interested in running an efficient government, but she sure loves telling other people what to do.

It would be very hard for her to get elected to the Senate

14 posted on 06/05/2014 10:20:25 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Fitzy_888
"Pheeew, it’s Illinois. I opened his fearing Moochele would seek to be the next carpet bagger senator in New Yorker following on Hillary Clinton’s example."

I was thinking the exact same. It could have been Minnesota - no experience required.
15 posted on 06/05/2014 10:22:14 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: laplata
She’s too lazy.

Lazy?! Senator is the laziest job on earth.

16 posted on 06/05/2014 10:34:54 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Viennacon

Given that Kirk threw Oberweis under the bus to work with his “colleague across the aisle” dickead durbin” I think it is payback with interest when Durbin reciprocates with dispatching Kirk a la Fredo in Godfather II


17 posted on 06/05/2014 10:37:07 PM PDT by slapshot
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To: nickcarraway

FLOTUS for Senate?

FLOTUS ... FLATUS ... it’s all the same to me.


18 posted on 06/05/2014 10:42:34 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Viennacon

I’ll take Kirk and he’s exactly as advertised - 100% RINO.


19 posted on 06/05/2014 10:47:40 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: slapshot

But to be fair to Kirk, I probably wouldn’t want to campaign with icecream Oberweis either. Truax was 50 times better, but the state party got their man, a proven loser and Rovian.

The excuse though, “i value my relationship with the biggest dichead in the senate” was almost satirical. What Republican would say this? Kirk, that’s who.


20 posted on 06/05/2014 10:48:14 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: nickcarraway

Lazy?! Senator is the laziest job on earth.


Some senators are lazy. Others, like Ted Cruz, are not.


21 posted on 06/05/2014 10:55:08 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

Cruz doesn’t understand the job. Senators are supposed to leech off the country like a parasite.


22 posted on 06/05/2014 10:56:22 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

No, Cruz does understand the job. I see your point.


23 posted on 06/05/2014 10:58:47 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata
Good luck to Cruz, but let's see how he can do 99-1.

Also, even the most conservative Senators have become lefties after a while. Let's see how Cruz is in 5-7 years.

24 posted on 06/05/2014 11:02:08 PM PDT by nickcarraway (C)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Who knows, some places will elect a dead corpse as long as it is a Democrat. So anything could happen IMO.

Does the country or that state need this? About as much as we need a President Jeb Bush I guess.


25 posted on 06/05/2014 11:04:27 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: rdcbn

Valerie Jarrett has a salary from the US of $172,200 per annum according to WhiteHouse.gov

http://www.whitehouse.gov/21stcenturygov/tools/salaries


26 posted on 06/05/2014 11:08:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: nickcarraway

I agree. I want to trust Cruz but am sick of being let down.


27 posted on 06/05/2014 11:09:48 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: nickcarraway

Just when you think things cannot possibly be worse....


28 posted on 06/05/2014 11:16:28 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: nickcarraway

Wookie 2016!


29 posted on 06/05/2014 11:16:43 PM PDT by matt1234 (Everything I write is a lie.)
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To: matt1234

Things like that will help elect her.


30 posted on 06/05/2014 11:18:08 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

You really think so? I doubt it. I think the perpetually agrieved minorities and classes will see the color of her skin and her gender and —bang — decision made: pull the lever for the fellow “victim.” Words are a far distant second in the equation.


31 posted on 06/05/2014 11:29:20 PM PDT by matt1234 (Everything I write is a lie.)
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To: nickcarraway

Keep obama in president!

32 posted on 06/05/2014 11:35:05 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

he gib you a pho’~!


33 posted on 06/05/2014 11:45:56 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Bullish

There is precedent after Bubba’s FLOTUS carpet-bagged the Senate seat from Noo Yawk. That diesn’t mean she’s qualified for squat, but that never stopped a Dem.


34 posted on 06/05/2014 11:56:15 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: nickcarraway

Good news for all those who feel that the widespread election of criminals, idiots, and incompetents hasn’t driven the caliber of the senate quite low enough.


35 posted on 06/06/2014 1:28:20 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: nickcarraway

Not gonna happen, she wants to get out of there completely, you can tell she hates the whole politics thing, she want to sit on her ass on holiday for the rest of her life. No way in hell she wants 6 years of her life taken up with little peoples problems. She’s gonna sit back and watch the money roll in. She will spend the rest of her life shopping, eating and vacationing.


36 posted on 06/06/2014 2:24:19 AM PDT by sunmars
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Not gonna happen, she wants to get out of there completely, you can tell she hates the whole politics thing, she want to sit on her ass on holiday for the rest of her life.

I don't think she has any interest in running for the senate. She'd rather be a celebrity. She'll end up being a co-host on "The View."

37 posted on 06/06/2014 2:34:33 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: GreenHornet

oh yeah, she will do anything that will glamourize her, as i said, she’s your Rodeo Drive First lady....all labels and selfies.


38 posted on 06/06/2014 2:36:44 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: nickcarraway

I hope it is a big seat.


39 posted on 06/06/2014 2:48:37 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Bullish
And just what’s her qualification? That she’s black?

Yes, and according to what some believe, she's a tranny.

40 posted on 06/06/2014 2:57:49 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: nickcarraway

The first tranny senator?


41 posted on 06/06/2014 3:00:48 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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Well the upside if she runs is that maybe we find out why she lost her Law License amongst other dirt.
42 posted on 06/06/2014 3:15:48 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: nickcarraway

She’s not gonna give up all her vacations to be a lowly senator. She is just going to keep being the queen.

Obama has shown over and over his disdain for the Constitution. I do not believe he will be leaving office any time soon. If he declares himself president for life, who will stop him? What will happen? Issa will call for hearings?


43 posted on 06/06/2014 3:33:34 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: txhurl

Stranger things have happened. Maggie Williams, a longtime political adviser to Hillary Rodham Clinton, on Thursday was named director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School.


44 posted on 06/06/2014 4:46:17 AM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: nickcarraway
Obama would be the only candidate with a large enough profile to unseat the Republican

Large profile indeed. Especially from the rear.

45 posted on 06/06/2014 5:03:18 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: txhurl
Because she and her beard are a carbon copy of Bill and his beard

You need to look up what "beard" means. If there is one thing we can be certain of, Bill Clinton is not gay.

46 posted on 06/06/2014 5:04:39 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: nickcarraway

Throw up...


47 posted on 06/06/2014 5:23:15 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: nickcarraway

I’ve GOT to get out of Illinois!


48 posted on 06/06/2014 5:38:00 AM PDT by ne1410s (2 Tim 4:3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine.)
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To: nickcarraway
a large enough profile

oh the rich irony....

49 posted on 06/06/2014 5:40:38 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: nickcarraway

Another “Caesar” put his horse in the Senate. Well if Bill Clinton could do it...


50 posted on 06/06/2014 6:01:54 AM PDT by Tallguy
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