Michelle Obama has said it time and again that she won’t be running for president. The ex-FLOTUS previously said that being the president of the United States doesn’t interest her. As such, there’s no reason for her to run for office simply because she is married to former President Barack Obama.
“The reason why I don’t want to run for president — and I can’t speak for Oprah [Winfrey] — but my sense is that, first of all, you have to want the job. And you can’t just say, ‘Well, you’re a woman, run.’ We just can’t find the women we like and ask them to do it because there are millions of women who are inclined and do have a passion for politics. I’ve never had a passion for politics. I just happened to be married to somebody who has a passion for politics, and he drugs me kicking and screaming into the arena,” she said in 2018.
But even if this is the case, multiple sources have been insisting that it’s only a matter of time before Michelle announces her candidacy.
Michelle Obama Wants To Beat Joe Biden As A Democratic Nominee
Globe, in its March 7 issue, claimed that Barack’s wife will run for president in the 2024 election. And since there can only be one Democratic candidate, the ex-FLOTUS allegedly plans to beat Joe Biden.
An unnamed source claimed that the Obamas’ relationship with the Bidens turned sour after the POTUS criticized them for hosting Barack’s 60th birthday during the pandemic.
Michelle Obama Fuming At Joe Biden For Skipping Barack Obama’s Birthday Party
Michelle also, allegedly, disliked the fact that the Bidens didn’t attend Barack’s birthday party and instead opted to stay at home.
“Joe single-handedly ruined Barack’s party last August by publicly shaming the Obamas. That was the last straw. Michelle could think of no better way than to twist the knife in Joe’s back than running for his job,” the unnamed source said.
Michelle Obama Could Win As President If She Runs In 2024
Political expert Alex Stein also weighed in on the matter by saying that Michelle could win the 2024 election by a landslide. But the most important step is for her to announce her candidacy first.
“She’ll have a great chance to win because Biden’s blunders over his first year in office are too lengthy to count,” Stein said.
However, there are also whispers that Hillary Clinton could run for president in 2024 because she also wants to put an end to Biden’s stint. But sources believe that Clinton cannot win against Michelle because the latter has a much bigger following.
“If the Democrats put Michelle on the ticket, she’s almost guaranteed to win. She’s going to resonate with all of the voters of color and with female voters and she’ll be a familiar face that will evoke the better years of Obama,” the unnamed source concluded.
Michelle Obama Didn’t Want Barack Obama To Run For President
However, there’s no hope for Michelle to run for office. And as of press writing, Biden already announced his plans to run for re-election. In fact, the POTUS also hinted at the possibility of working with Vice President Kamala Harris again.
Two years ago, Barack revealed that Michelle never forgave him for running for president. And what made it worse was the fact that the ex-POTUS even ran for re-election.
“Her initial response was ‘No.’ What I said to her, ‘We still need to think through all the different elements of it and if at the end of that you still say no, then it’s a no,’” Barack told Stephen Colbert.
“And she sort of changed her mind, kind of. But, what is absolutely true is—and I've never fully got out of the dog house for this—is that I put her and our kids through an extraordinarily stressful, difficult sequence in deciding to run for president, right after I had just gone through a tough race. Michelle stayed angry at me about it. It would flare up every so often, but she stayed mad about it through all eight years,” Barack explained.
Michelle’s reaction to Barack running for office shows how much she dislikes politics. So, there’s zero chance for her to run for president in 2024.
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