Following the resignation of Susan Rice from the Biden White House, reports indicate that Michelle Obama is running for president in 2024, according to Newt Gingrich who said that the former First Lady has already kicked off the soft launch of her presidential campaign and Roger Stone, advisor to President Donald J. Trump.
Speaking to Maria Bartiromo on the Fox News program “Sunday Morning Futures,” Gingrich said that Democrats are divided about whether to back Biden for a second term following a lackluster first-term performance. He also warned Republicans to take the threat of a third Obama presidency very seriously.
The former First Lady’s high approval ratings with Democrats and Biden’s declining popularity make her a formidable candidate, said Gingrich.
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The REAL reason Susan Rice fled Biden Administration may SHOCK you— is Michelle Obama RUNNING?! pic.twitter.com/h6X65iKEBS
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) May 1, 2023
Michelle Obama was last seen on stage with Bruce Springsteen, playing the tambourine in front of thousands of adoring liberals. Days earlier she drew thousands of people to an event in Los Angeles with left-wing icon Oprah Winfrey.
Gingrich explained that these appearances are out of character for Michelle Obama, explaining that she, “recently had 9,000 people at an event with Oprah in Los Angeles,” Gingrich added. “I think Republicans had better pay significant attention to Michelle Obama.”
“I hadn’t believed that until I saw her on stage with Bruce Springsteen, and I thought, you know, ‘this is not a person who’s hiding.’”
Michelle Obama’s potential entry into the presidential race presents a significant challenge for the current Biden administration, given the President’s declining approval ratings, and the Obamas’ overall high favorability ratings, particularly among Democrats. Additionally, Michelle Obama’s presence as a presidential contender could pose a significant threat to the 2024 Republican presidential field.
But Newt Gingrich isn’t the only Republican influencer sounding the alarm. Roger Stone, famously known for recruiting Trump to run for President in 2016, and a key member of Trump’s inner circle took to Twitter to declare, “Yup. She’s running.”
This indicates that, however small the odds, the Trump campaign’s inner circle is preparing for Michelle Obama to enter the 2024 campaign for President.
Yup .She's running. https://t.co/xGaPdWtwBL
— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) May 1, 2023
It is crucial to acknowledge that Michelle Obama has previously stated that she has no desire to pursue a presidential bid. In a November 2022 interview, after clearly stated, “I detest” the mere question of whether or not she’s running. She said bluntly, “No, I’m not going to run.”
That said, a lot has changed since November of 2022. The world is on the brink of war, the banks are failing at historic rates, inflation hasn’t improved despite draconian efforts from the Federal Reserve, China is openly expanding its BRICS coalition to challenge the U.S. Dollar and the Biden administration has been haunted by unprecedented foreign policy failures. A Michelle Obama candidacy might be the Democrats’ last hope of salvaging the 2024 election if conditions continue as they have.
However, a Michelle Obama candidacy also comes with significant challenges for the Democrats. Michelle is untested as a candidate and famously detests the public spotlight. Her programs as a first lady, including her school lunch program, often derided as “Obamabread” by the younger millennials and zoomers, was near-universally despised.
Her candidacy would also open up additional speculation on Barack Obama’s tenure in the White House, including scandals such as Fast and Furious, Benghazi, and failed policies, such as Obamacare and the bank bailouts.
National File has previously reported on Michelle’s own attacks on her husbands record, in which she declares that she, “couldn’t stand” her husband for about a decade. She continued, “People think I’m being catty by saying this. It’s like, there were ten years where I couldn’t stand my husband. You know? Ten whole years. And guess when it happened. When those kids were little. Right?”
Michelle Obama was perhaps the most divisive member of the Obama team. She can never shed her image of anti-Americanism after she said on the campaign trail that she was proud of America “for the first time in my adult life.”