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The Internet Is Practically Begging Michelle Obama To Run For President

by Eric Pfeiffer

October 14, 2016
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FLOTUS for POTUS take two?

First Lady Michelle Obama delivered what some are calling the most important speech of the 2016 presidential election, in which she declared, “I can’t believe I am saying that a candidate for president of the United States has actually bragged about sexually assaulting women,” she told a crowd. “This is not normal. This is not politics as usual. This is disgraceful. This is intolerable."

Like virtually all other first spouses before her, Obama remains much more popular than her husband in the polls.

But with Hillary Clinton paving the way, could Michelle Obama’s powerful advocacy translate into elective office, even the presidency itself? She’s been adamant that she won’t seek political office, or even work in politics, once her husband leaves office next January. Nonetheless, people are talking …. No, practically begging her to run for the presidency. After her speech at the Democratic National Convention this summer, some writers officially made the call, as Brent Budowsky wrote “I will predict that the odds are even money or better that Michelle Obama will ultimately be drafted to run for the Senate and will run and be elected.” He says that would then set the stage for her to run for the top office a few years later. But a growing contingent of fans online don’t have time to wait for all that:

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What do you think? Barring some tragic event, Hillary Clinton will presumably win this year’s election and run for re-election in 2020. That gives Michelle Obama several years to re-think her opposition to running.

And if that happens, 2024 could be yet another historic election following the first black president and the first woman president … our first black woman president.  

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The Internet Is Practically Begging Michelle Obama To Run For President