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Could Michelle Obama become the Democrats’ 2024 presidential nominee?

During an interview on Friday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was asked if President Joe Biden should run for reelection in 2024. She said yes. Asked about Vice President Kamala Harris, she replied, “I really want to defer to what makes Biden comfortable on his team.”

If you were thinking that Warren was quickly condemned for her honesty, you would be wrong. In fact, the Washington Post published an article on Monday that showed many top Democrats agree that Harris doesn’t have what it takes to win the presidency.

If Democrats were to give Biden the old heave-ho, which is appearing more and more likely, and Harris got the boot, who would lead the ticket in 2024?

The party certainly doesn’t have a deep bench of candidates. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s miserable performance shows he’s incapable of running the country. Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) would be 83 years old on his Inauguration Day. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) likely lacks the charisma to gain national support.

These are desperate times indeed for Democrats when California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Warren are the best the party has to offer.

But there’s another candidate who just might save the day. As abhorrent as the thought may be, former first lady Michelle Obama’s name is increasingly being bandied about as a potential nominee.

The concept of a Michelle Obama candidacy isn’t new. She’s been asked about her political aspirations for years but has thus far denied that she’d like to return to the White House. Asked in November about a possible run, for example, Obamareplied with an emphatic “no,” adding that she detests being asked that question.

Many future candidates say they’re not running until, suddenly, they are.

Obama has increased her public presence in recent months and even written a book — steps most politicians take ahead of a run for the presidency. Even some of her recent comments suggest she’s trying to tap into a key voter base Biden struggled to win over during the 2020 election: suburban women. And, notably, Obama refused to endorse Biden for reelection when given the chance last November.

“You know, I, I — I will have to see,” she said when asked if she wants Biden to run again.

An Obama candidacy would pose a challenge for Republicans, especially if former President Donald Trump were the GOP nominee. Last March, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Public Affairs in the Trump administration Monica Crowleywarned, “If [Democrats] were to run Michelle Obama, that would put us in a very difficult position.” She described Obama as “completely plausible, very popular, and immune to criticism.”

The question is, how long would Obama remain immune to criticism? If she were to announce her candidacy, the attacks from the Right would begin right away. And how will the former first lady, who is accustomed to fawning treatment and softball questions from the press, respond?

The thought of a President Michelle Obama is just as alarming as the thought of a President Kamala Harris. Unless you consider eight years spent as first lady to be enough experience, she is woefully unqualified for the presidency.

But don’t forget that the Democrats managed to pull a senile man over the finish line in 2020 with the help of Big Tech and the legacy media. And they somehow convinced enough Pennsylvanians to put a stroke victim who struggles with basic communication in the Senate.

How much easier would it be for them to send the Obamas back to the White House?

Continue Reading at The Washington Examiner.

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