According to a recent report, there are indications that Michelle Obama, the former First Lady, is considering a potential presidential campaign in 2024. This speculation arises as both Michelle Obama and her husband, former President Barack Obama, keep the option open of persuading President Joe Biden not to seek reelection.
Michelle Obama has been seeking the opinions of influential Democratic contributors in New York to assess their level of support for her unconventional campaign, as reported by Cindy Adams, a columnist for the New York Times. According to Adams, the strategy entails a Manchurian incumbent who remains in the race until May and then willingly withdraws, enabling Michelle to secure the Democratic Party’s nomination at the national convention in August.
“Around May, Biden announces he’s not running (even mentally). The so-called plot is that come the August convention, Michelle gets nominated.
Next step, Hunter’s father — the temp — drops out just before that convention.
For now, he still play-acts like he’s a real candidate.”
Adams asserts that her informants have verified that “Obama has polled donors,” including they are “credible sources few have access to and usually not meant for the noses of the media.”
The former first lady attracted attention recently by expressing her profound fear of a potential second Trump administration.
“Things that keep me up because you, you don’t have control over them. And you wonder, where are people that, where are we in this? You know, where are our hearts? What’s gonna happen in this next election? I am terrified about what could possibly happen. Because our leaders matter. Who we select. Who speaks for us. Who holds that bully pulpit. It affects us in ways that I sometimes think people take for granted,” Michelle expressed during a podcast.
Her doubt on Biden’s prospects amplifies previous remarks made by former Obama advisor David Axelrod, who urged the old incumbent to carefully consider whether it would be prudent for him to seek reelection, emphasizing the “stakes are too dramatic to ignore.” The comment incited indignation amongst Biden and the most senior members of his staff, prompting Axelrod to assert that he was not advocating for Biden’s withdrawal.
In the event that Biden were to step down from his position, Michelle Obama would still have to overcome Vice President Kamala Harris, who has consistently supported her superior by affirming that he is “very much alive,” despite the significant decline in public opinion polls indicating widespread dissatisfaction concerning Biden’s age and how he has done in office.
This is from an almost 6-hour live stream I did on the border in Lukeville, AZ, during my 7 weeks camped there. Border agents were furious with Biden. Worst day ever. Maybe 1500 illegal aliens from Africa, Syria & India crossed. Almost mass brawls & stampedes. It was insane. pic.twitter.com/rhPpbV0Qu9
— Just Jeff From Cali (@liberty_clarion) January 23, 2024
The discourse around the hypothetical presidential candidacy of Michelle Obama in 2024 often overlooks a significant aspect of her political career, namely her contentious relationship with the black community in Chicago.
Michelle’s experiences commenced with her decision to distance herself from educational institutions predominantly attended by African American students during her childhood.
This pattern persisted as she engaged in actions that were detrimental to the welfare of the black community throughout her professional endeavors.
Unsurprisingly, Michelle Obama did not make any reference to her controversial conduct towards the African American community in Chicago within her two recent autobiographical works, namely Becoming and The Light We Carry.
Conservative filmmaker Joel Gilbert says it is arguable that Donald Trump should indeed do so. If Michelle Obama were to secure the nomination as the Democratic candidate for the 2024 presidential election, there are four inquiries that President Trump may potentially employ to scrutinize her candidacy, says Gilbert:
Why did you and your brother Craig run away from the all-black schools just down the street to study with whites?
Why did you force 20,000 black people out of their homes while working for the white liberal mayor of Chicago?
How many millions did you make helping white liberals deny the black community access to first rate health at the University of Chicago Medical Center?
Michelle Obama, will you apologize to the black community for what you did to them in Chicago?
Gilbert goes on to say that in order to facilitate the Trump team’s opposition research efforts, they should direct their attention towards his recently released video and its accompanying book, both titled “Michelle Obama 2024: Her Real Life Story and Plan for Power.” In summary, the following paraphrases of Gilbert’s assertions provide a concise overview of the responses to the aforementioned questions.
1. Fraser and Marian Robinson, the parents of Michelle, engaged in the unauthorized act of enrolling “their children in an elementary school” located outside their designated district. This decision was made with the intention of circumventing the potential influx of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, colloquially referred to as “project kids,” who might enroll in the recently established John Foster Dulles elementary school, which happened to be in close proximity to their residence in Parkway Gardens. The selected educational institution, Bryn Mawr Elementary School in South Shore, derived advantages from its location in a “transitional neighborhood” that had a significant Jewish population. After a span of two years, the Robinson family relocated to the South Shore region.