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Michelle Obama: U.S. should elect female president 'as soon as possible'
The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | June 23, 2014 | Justin Sink

Posted on 06/23/2014 11:35:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The U.S. should elect a female president "as soon as possible," first lady Michelle Obama said Monday.

"You know, I think this country is ready — this country is ready for anyone who can do that job," the first lady said while speaking at a working families summit in Washington.

Obama said the country had learned a president didn't need to have a particular race, gender, or background. "The person who should do the job is the person who is most qualified — and we have some options, don't we?" Obama said, drawing loud applause.

While the first lady's comments fell short of an endorsement, they're sure to be read as a nod toward the Democratic presidential primary, where former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is widely considered the frontrunner for the nomination.

The White House has steadfastly refused to wade into speculation about the 2016 presidential race, with Vice President Joe Biden also likely to compete for the nomination.

Last month, President Obama said Clinton would be a "very effective" president if she were to run — but also made a point to mention his vice president.

"I know that if she were to run for president, I think she'd be very effective at that," he during an appearance on "Live with Kelly and Michael." "I've been blessed to have some people around me like her, and Vice President Biden, and my chief of staff who are just great, hardworking effective people and I love them to death."

But the first lady says she knows one person who won't be on the ballot in 2016: herself.

Asked about her post-presidential plans, Obama said whatever she decided to do "definitely will not be" political in nature.

"It will be mission-based and it will be service focused," Obama said.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: biden; hillary; michelleobama; obama
I don't think Governor Palin will run, but nice of her to endorse her.
1 posted on 06/23/2014 11:35:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As soon as possible. If she says so, let’s do it today.


2 posted on 06/23/2014 11:37:42 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It kind of sounds like she’s kind of bashing the man we have in office now.


3 posted on 06/23/2014 11:38:10 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

According to Obama...it should be Michelle.


4 posted on 06/23/2014 11:39:03 PM PDT by caww
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Barack Hussein Obama got his gender bent and name changed to Barrie Suzzein Obama, can he run again as a born again American?


5 posted on 06/23/2014 11:47:19 PM PDT by Citizen Zed ("Freedom costs a buck o five" - Gary Johnston, TAWP)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ack!


6 posted on 06/23/2014 11:47:46 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There is stupid...and then there is really stupid. I think this one qualifies as extra strength super stupid.
7 posted on 06/23/2014 11:49:47 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama said... "I've been blessed to have some people around me like her, and Vice President Biden, and my chief of staff ... and I love them to death."


8 posted on 06/23/2014 11:50:32 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Look on the bright side: We would only have to pay the President $280,000 a year and not the 400K a man makes.


9 posted on 06/23/2014 11:55:42 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparisons)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Perfect! I hope she keeps saying it. Every time she does, the electorate will think of her! Psychological conditioning. Soon, they’ll shudder visibly at the thought of her, or Hillary!


10 posted on 06/23/2014 11:57:26 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: All

and I think we should elect a white, chrisitan, male as soon as possible. that’s whats great about America, we can all have our opinions.


11 posted on 06/24/2014 12:05:52 AM PDT by willywill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Elect me, the communist harpy!” -manhands Michelle.


12 posted on 06/24/2014 12:12:58 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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It's already been proven that choosing a president based on race is a really bad idea...and given the front-running women for the jobs proves that gender is an even worse idea...how about choosing someone who is qualified by REAL performance and track record and not race or gender.

Our founders would puke at the idea of choosing a president based on race or gender because they would consider it an act of lunacy...and they would be right of course!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
13 posted on 06/24/2014 12:21:25 AM PDT by Stayfree (I)
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To: Stayfree

The way the parties run this you would think you were voting for class president instead.


14 posted on 06/24/2014 12:28:06 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s females who elected THIS miserable president. So much for their good judgment!


15 posted on 06/24/2014 12:32:30 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry Mooch but Hellary was already a president. Just ask Slick Will....


16 posted on 06/24/2014 2:16:17 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m sure Barack would be happy to be the first lady. That would give her a lot more time on the golf course.


17 posted on 06/24/2014 2:26:51 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh sure but not just any woman. She must be part black, part hispanic, part asian, part native Indian, part lesbian, and a full blown Lieberal. Heck she would even qualify for Queen of the USA.(Less the beauty part of course)


18 posted on 06/24/2014 2:29:40 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We also elected a black man as president...just because.

The black man we elected president is the smartest black man to ever walk the earth.

And what happened?

He is the regarded as the worst president in the history of the US. He is far worse that George W. bush, who according to Liberals is the dumbest white man to ever walk the earth.

According to Liberals, dumb white people make better presidents than highly intelligent black people.

Now, Liberals think we should have a women president...just because.

According to Liberals, Hillary Clinton is the smartest woman ever to walk the earth.

Seeing how well Hillary has done as Secretary of State, I shutter to think of the damage she would do as president.


19 posted on 06/24/2014 2:42:48 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She is endorsing herself.

Sasquatch WILL run for President. Watch.....they are laying the groundwork.
They are making fun of Hitlary. She will be damaged goods, paving the way for The Wookie.


20 posted on 06/24/2014 2:42:58 AM PDT by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Because an ‘affirmative’ action hire for the job already really worked out for us, didn’t it?


21 posted on 06/24/2014 2:43:46 AM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“”The person who should do the job is the person who is most qualified...’

well that’s nice of Michelle to say so, but unfortunately, the American people weren’t able to judge beforehand whether her own husband was ‘most qualified’ because things like his college transcripts and other pertinent details about his life that should have been common knowledge were, and remain, under lock and key with the complicity of the Dem Party. So pardon me, Michelle, if I smile just a bit at the audacity of you and your husband.


22 posted on 06/24/2014 3:35:38 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bill Clinton was the first black President and Obama is the first female.


23 posted on 06/24/2014 3:41:59 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: caww

zerO put mooch on the same level as Biden and Valerie Jarrett


24 posted on 06/24/2014 3:59:57 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: freedomfiter2

I could give a rats behind what Mooooochelle ever says and IF (a BIG word) there ever was to be a female POTUS, its sure as hell would not be her. I hope she over eats herself to death.


25 posted on 06/24/2014 4:00:34 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Right, Mooch.
The current novelty POTUS is working out so well, why not election-steal another one into the White House.
26 posted on 06/24/2014 4:00:54 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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“Michelle Obama: U.S. should elect a female puppy as president ‘as soon as possible’”

You know, a qualified puppy.

I think she’s setting the ground work too - the zer0’s want to keep the presidential perks.


27 posted on 06/24/2014 4:16:26 AM PDT by PenguinM
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"You know, I think this country is ready — this country is ready for anyone who can do that job," the first lady said while speaking at a working families summit in Washington.

You know, now that I think about it, this may be the most honest thing Michelle has ever said.

28 posted on 06/24/2014 4:40:46 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: PenguinM

Imagine the public catfights between mooshelle and hitlary.
And who will the media side with?
Puts them in an interesting position.


29 posted on 06/24/2014 5:18:58 AM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is the CPUSA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This lying witch would NOT back Palin 2016, Bachman 2016, or other women on the right. Same with black conservative candidate.

Identity politics only matter when you serve THE party.


30 posted on 06/24/2014 5:26:12 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; GeronL

What’s she got against a Hispanic president first? Is she racist?


31 posted on 06/24/2014 5:26:55 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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Michelle Obama: U.S. should elect female president 'as soon as possible'

Aunt Ester's younger sister has spoken.

32 posted on 06/24/2014 6:13:45 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As much as I want to see a conservative elected in 2016, I know he would inherit and be accused of causing all the problems created by Obama. And by then, they will be many.


33 posted on 06/24/2014 7:48:11 AM PDT by aimhigh (1 John 3:23)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Instead of worrying about what’s between the next President’s legs, we should be concerned about what’s between his/her ears.

A barrel of diseased feces, like her husband ?


34 posted on 06/24/2014 9:02:46 AM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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