Skip to comments.Yuck: Michelle for Senate 2016?
Posted on 06/08/2014 4:20:07 PM PDT by Kaslin
Due to the 22nd amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Barack Obama is barred from serving a third presidential term. This is a godsend since our country may not survive another four years of President Obama. Fortunately, more Americans are realizing the damage he has done to our country. This explains why his approval numbers are mired in the low 40's and the prospects for the Democrat Party in the mid-term elections are not very rosy.
Despite Barack Obama's disastrous record as President, there are many Democrat Party leaders in his adopted home state in Illinois who are longing for his wife to run for the U.S. Senate in 2016. They point to a 2012 Public Polling Policy survey which showed Michelle Obama leading incumbent U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) by a comfortable 51-40% margin.
Clearly, the First Lady is not a shrinking violet. She has cultivated the media spotlight since her husband's election; however, her public profile has recently reached a new level. Last month, she traveled to China on a mission that drew international attention. She has also launched a Twitter campaign to rescue the Nigerian school girls kidnapped by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram.
From the very beginning of her tenure as First Lady, she has been trying to revamp school lunches and combat childhood obesity. Because of her active involvement, Congress passed legislation mandating healthier school menus, despite opposition from youngsters who disliked the new menu and Republicans who objected to enhanced federal involvement. In fact, Republicans are now considering a bill to adjust the new school menus. In Mrs. Obama's view, these efforts amount to a roll back of progress. In a recent New York Times editorial, the First Lady claimed that Republicans are trying to override science.
By engaging her political opponents in a high profile manner, Mrs. Obama is entering a more combative phase. It seems she has an increasing interest in debating Republicans, possibly signaling an interest in running as a candidate for public office.
Publicly, the President and Mrs. Obama do not acknowledge any interest in a political career for the First Lady. However, it is clear that there is a precedent for a First Lady winning political office with the help of her husband. Hillary Clinton was elected U.S. Senator for New York, even though she did not live in the state. She also served as Secretary of State and was a serious presidential candidate in 2008. Much of this success was due to one reason, she served as First Lady. It is quite possible that Michelle Obama harbors the same type of ambitions and feels she is just as qualified as Mrs. Clinton.
If Michelle Obama does not run in Illinois, Kirk will probably be re-elected. In a U.S. Senate with a very close margin between the two parties, the pressure on Mrs. Obama to become a candidate will intensify.
If she enters the race for U.S. Senate as First Lady, it will be a tremendous advantage for Michelle Obama. She could raise millions of dollars from liberals nationwide, while the media will fawn all over her.
Sadly, she shares the same poisonous liberal philosophy as her husband. She is a true believer, who sat in the pews of the Trinity United Church of Christ as Reverend Jeremiah Wright spewed his racist, anti-American sermons.
She believes the government should play a larger role in our lives from dictating lunch menus to mandating healthcare services.
Michelle Obama has spent the last five years traveling the world on the taxpayer's dime. She enjoys first class resorts and five star hotels. Serving as a member of the world's most exclusive club would undoubtedly be appealing.
Talk about adding insult to injury.Or injury to injury.
Michelle thinks she’ll be a GREAT SENATE LEADER just like Hillary was , LOL ,ROFL
Seen one democrat, seen ‘em all. They are all the same and all absolutely interchangeable. It doesn’t matter which one wins any particular election. The important thing is to have as few democrats as possible. Period.
Then on to a Presidential run after that??
She’s too lazy.
She’ll EXPLODE with all the speeches and most of all , ALL THE QUESTIONS
Why would she have to bother running?
After the November elections this year, Kirk might just have to retire for health reasons or to spend more time with the fam.
Quinn appoints Moochie to the empty seat and she has the title of First Black Female Senator First Lady.
If she wants it, it will be made to happen.
Sounds Silly??? Impossible???
Look at the last five years.
Or pro-abortion treason on top of pro-abortion treason.
I thought there was an article posted today about them moving to Asheville, NC.
This article talks about Illinois not NC. I guess NC could be 2nd home type thing.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Since Constitution “expert” Obama is learing the Constitution the hard way in the Oval Office, Harvard Law School evidently no place to learn the Constitution as Founding States had intended for it to be understood, I hope that FLOTUS will get the same opportunity if elected a senator.
A sickening thought. Wonder if she’d follow in “The Won’s” footprints and just vote present.
yea, she’s corrupt enough to be a US Senator.
This would be the same Moochelle Obama that voluntarily surrendered her law license? That Moochie, who would have been disbarred along with her marxist (husband in name only)...you mean that Moochie?
Thank God there isn’t more of her out there.
If she ever gets a seat in the senate, it will have to be a wide one.
Who cares if she runs? Mark Kirk is a corrupt pro-abortion RINO. I would VOTE for Moochelle over him if I lived in that godforsaken state.
You just ruined my evening.
There’s a Senate seat there up in 2016, also occupied by a Republican who might not run!
[cue theme from ‘Jaws’]
Michelle Obama goes Carol Mosely-Braun in 2016.
Let’s look at this as an opportunity. HRC, or any other Dem candidate will want SOME separation from the Obama presidency in 2016. Cover Michelle, give her lots of air time. Cameras and microphones in her face. Let her suck all the air out of the room until their is friction on the Dem side of things.
A self-centered, untalented, thin-skinned, vindictive first lady with a political base could be put to good use by a clever strategist. She WON’T listen to the DNC, she WON’T listen to the Dem. pres candidate.
Make her the face of the Dem party. You want race based politics? We’ll give you race-based politics.
You just ruined my evening.
Sorry about that....
The thread from earlier today.
BREAKING: Obamas Purchased House in Asheville, NC for Post-Presidency ^
This is Illinois. Literally any Democrat they name will beat Kirk by 11 points in a presidential election year.
And if he doesn't have any health issues, some just might be arranged.
Let her run. Let her blow it shooting off her big mouth, because she will.
Anyone know whether this is such a process?
What state does she intend to carpet bag herself to and from? Hopefully not NC!
“Mark Kirk is a corrupt pro-abortion RINO. “
You are so full of it. Kirk is clean honest guy. Pro abortion does not mean corrupt you ding dong.
Kirk is pro amnesty and would not even endorse Oberweis for some weeks because of his love for Turban.
Another unaccomplished zero.
Not Democrats, just MainstreamMedia party.... all media celeb fluff
Nope. Too much work. Right now, she's one out of one--the One and Only First Lady. Why should she be one of 100 senators?
She won’t do it - she’d actually have to ‘work’. Much easier to take the occasional speaking gig and have her White House memoirs ghost-written.
This has been rumored since Kirk was elected. I think it’s just pure speculation with no foundation.
I would crawl over hot coals to reelect that little RINO turd if Michelle were the rat nominee, but I doubt she’ll run.
Who will stop Obama’s third term?
Wasn’t that North Carolina thing satire? It wasn’t labeled as such, but sure read like it.
Which Democrats will run for the U.S. Senate, in IL, in 2016? I think AG Lisa Madigan will run. Barack Obama and Paul Simon were state senators before they were U.S. senators. Since she’s been a state senator and attorney general, that experience would help her campaign.
I’m starting to wonder about Princess Lisa, Phil. She passed on running for Senate or Governor in 2010 (Quinn “won” and Alexi! almost won, so she clearly would have won either race) and for Governor this year. Doesn’t seem like she’s up for a fight, maybe she’s content to remain AG for life.
Now, to run against Kirk she won’t have to risk her current job, so maybe that will make the difference. But he’s the incumbent now, a poll from last year showed them tied.
I don’t know. Maybe she’d rather be Governor, she should have a free shot at the rat nomination in 2018 no matter what happens this year, or maybe she’s a wuss and will just stay AG.
Beyond her, I think Foster is a potentially strong candidate for the rats. But I don’t know if Chi rats will accept nominating a suburban candidate when the other Senator is a downstater. Someone Black will probably run, maybe Robin Kelly.
I don’t see that happening at all. Michelle has never been that interested in politics as far as I can tell. I think she’s going to stay in DC where her daughters will go to college while Barack will return to Hawaii after the divorce is finalized.