April 22, 2020

Every now and then, when new developments pointed to Michelle Obama being on the ticket for 2020, I’ve written to sound the alarm once more. The last time was March 6, which seems like a thousand years ago. At that time, I said that she would be installed, “either as a last-minute substitute for him [Biden] or as #2 on the ticket, as he quietly fades away.” Since then, we’ve entered a whole new era, with a pandemic that has devoured all our attention, caused us to do the unthinkable and shut down the entire economy, and also completely changed the process of running for President (and all elective offices) this time around.

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At least a couple of years ago, I was sure Michelle Obama would somehow end up on the Democrat ticket --- for President. It was in February of 2019 that I felt it was necessary to start putting out the warning that she would be the nominee, that this was a foregone conclusion no matter what kind of make-believe show the Democrats put on. I won’t go back over the myriad reasons this seemed inevitable, but I will tell you why it seems like even more of a given today.

First with the obvious: In the past few months, even though the 77-year-old Biden stumbled his way to the top spot on the ticket, his mental decline has been even more marked. True, the coronavirus has made it easier for the Democrat Party to keep this confused, rambling, apparently senile man under wraps, as there will be no personal appearances, no town halls, apparently not even a convention. I doubt most Democrats seriously think that if he wins, decisions of any consequence will actually be made by him. But they’ll vote for him anyway, because 1) they hate Trump with the fire of a thousand suns, and 2) he’ll be bringing back the Democrat power structure, which is this time even farther to the left.

The real attention now is going to be on the choice for VP, who one way or another will have the real power if they win.

In January, an Iowa man asked Biden if he might consider former President Obama for the Supreme Court. “Yeah, I would, but I don’t think he’d do it,” Biden answered. “He’d be a great Supreme Court justice.” The man then asked, “The question is, which Obama?” The room predictably exploded with applause and various other warm expressions of approval.

"Well, I sure would like Michelle to be the Vice President,” Biden said with a laugh. “They’re both incredibly qualified people, I mean, and they’re such decent, honorable people.”

The buzz started immediately, with the INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES writing that “Michelle Obama recently sparked rumors that she could become the next Vice President of the United States.”

Just a week ago, a report in the WASHINGTON EXAMINER said, “Former first lady Michelle Obama is back in play big-time as a favorite to be Joe Biden’s running mate.” It went on to say that according to, gambling markets have seen a surge for Obama.

"Michelle Obama has been the most backed person in the market, accounting for almost 32 percent of all bets,” the firm reports. (On the other hand, I don’t know how much weight should be given to that, as another name “surging” a bit recently has been the extremely frightening and power-mad Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.)

On March 8, John Fund at NATIONAL REVIEW broke down the reasons she might or might not do it. “Stranger things have happened in politics,” he said, “and in the age of Trump, they often do.” He pointed out some of the inducements: She wouldn’t have to endure the marathon campaign for President (and since he wrote that, it’s become clear there won’t be much campaigning at all). She reportedly doesn’t like mingling, but there will be no hand-shaking now; she could just “appear” at events before the adoring crowds. (I would add it looks now as if there will be no events and no crowds.) She wouldn’t have to do fundraising. Malia and Sasha are college-age now, and the media would continue to treat them with deference.

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There’s also the inducement of Biden appointing Barack Obama to the U.S. Supreme Court. Yes, we have precedent for this: William Howard Taft in the 1920s.

Cut to yesterday (Tuesday), when reported that in an interview with Pittsburgh’s Jon Delano, Biden said of Michelle, “I’d take her in a heartbeat. She’s brilliant. She knows the way around. She is a really fine woman. The Obamas are great friends.”

The article goes on to say there’s no one who could help Biden’s ticket more than Michelle O. “Period.” But it expresses major doubt as to whether she would agree, citing what she has said previously about running for office, which I will say means exactly nothing. As the article muses, “’s impossible to totally rule out the possibility of Michelle Obama agreeing to be the Vice Presidential nominee. Why? Because if Biden asked her and told her that if she said ‘yes’ they would have a greatly increased chance of ending Trump’s time as President, it is theoretically possible that she might be swayed by that argument.”

CNN also cites her criticism of Trump in a 2019 interview with Gayle King: “...what saddens me is what it’s doing to the country as a whole. What we have to be really conscientious of is what kind of country we’ve leaving for our children and grandchildren.” That, of course, would be the media-reinforced theme of her candidacy:  bringing the nation together after this time of great conflict (which, of course, is all because of Trump, not the irrational hatred the left has for him).

Here’s another story from yesterday, at Yahoo News, in which we learn from Obama “family adviser” Valerie Jarrett that Michelle “really kind of transcends politics. “Obviously, she supports Vice President Biden bur doesn’t see herself as a political figure.” That’s what Jarrett told POLITICO, but don’t be fooled. It is not a denial.

The POLITICO article is what sparked me to write on this topic again.

About the only other real possibility was New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but my Magic 8 Ball says IT IS NOT TO BE. Cuomo did a radio interview with Sean Hannity a few days ago in which Sean really put him on the spot about running. The way that conversation went, I actually believed Cuomo (yes, seriously) when he said he is absolutely not leaving New York. Besides, Biden has committed to picking a woman, preferably a black woman, and I’ll bet Cuomo already knows Michelle is it. While we’ve been talking about infection rates and “flattening the curve,” they’ve been moving the chess pieces around.

Democrats know that putting Michelle on the ticket and winning with that is the one way to keep the Obama legacy from being entirely dismantled during a second Trump term. She could end up sliding neatly into the Oval Office without even having to campaign. If anything poses more long-term danger to America than the damn coronavirus does, this just might be it.

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  • margaret mahnke

    05/03/2020 07:43 PM

    I hope to God that this does not happen but I do think that it's their plan

  • Steve Turman

    04/29/2020 11:24 AM

    Biden: one foot in door of assisted living, one foot on banana peel.

  • Betsy Higginbotham

    04/28/2020 08:55 PM

    This would be par for the course! Literally a hole in one! Definitely sell the ticket if it is Biden/Obama and I would sigh a deep relief if this were the case, It would turn the right wing wing nuts to now before the Lord, and accept what many of us are seeing as the window to divided Christianity, and this would put JESUS back on HIGH, crumbling the ruins of their weaponized organized abuses under the name of GOD, and uncover and expose their hiding under organized Religion for Political gain, and trying to smash Democracy by entangling their Religion with Government by trying to build a MAJORITY and forcing their scrambled bigotry and exclusion of "others" , the religious freedom would be PUT BACK in its rightful place! AWESOME , BRING IT!

  • Dawn Sweet

    04/28/2020 04:14 PM

    Oh dear. We need to keep an eye on this and pray against it. If Biden chooses her, he’s signing his own death warrant if elected.

  • Jerry franklin (Frankie) Foster

    04/28/2020 04:03 PM

    It would be the end of freedom as we know it.

  • Matilyn Bostrack

    04/28/2020 12:50 PM

    If an Obama (Mr or Mrs) are connected in any way to our government you know it is not good for America!

  • Edward Heaslip

    04/27/2020 12:29 PM

    ANY successful ticket with an Obama on-board would be a grave mistake for our nation as we're STILL recovering from the disastrous eight years of the Obama administration. Race-relations would again be set-back decades, LEO's would again be further-harassed & assaulted and blacks again would suffer via handouts rather than hand-ups!

  • Lee Hall

    04/26/2020 09:58 PM

    I hope to the MOST HIGH GOD that this will be HIS good, perfect and pleasing will done on earth as it is in it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be in Jesus Mighty name, amen! We need a spiritual intervention, we need help from on high...We dont need to be left in the hands of ignorance, racism, hatred, thieves, murderers, liars, luciferian practitioners.

  • Gayle Dayton

    04/26/2020 06:32 AM

    She/he is far to lazy to want to take part in politics. In the past She/he refered to the White House as not pleasant and compared it to prison.

  • Sue Perry

    04/26/2020 12:24 AM

    Thank you, Mike. And I loved your daughter representing our state in DC. As far as this article, it is one more reason to pray for The Rapture and Gods Grace on youngest generation!

  • Guadalupe Carrero

    04/25/2020 10:32 PM

    I pray to God this doesn't happen.

  • Dana Sterling

    04/25/2020 06:48 PM

    And, we are still suffering from the effects of eight years of the Obama virus! Our only hope for a cure is another term of Trump vacine!!!

  • Maxine Kulhanek

    04/25/2020 01:58 AM

    Having Michelle Obama as Vice President would be the best thing that ever happened but we dont think she would agree .

  • LouiseCA

    04/24/2020 11:04 PM

    It's hard to think of anything more scary. This is on the level of a Pelosi presidency. A nightmare too horrible to imagine. But, there was a prophetic word given several years back that we would see a black woman as president or VP (I can't which for certain, but I believe it was for president). I have no problem with that, but why does it have to be a socialist black woman? There were good men of color who attempted to run when Obama did (briefly) but either were not well enough known, or one was destroyed by the democrats with false accusations (of course). Any of those would have made a great president. But we got stuck with one that was an odd mixture of socialist/muslim.

  • Sharron Bearly

    04/24/2020 04:23 PM

    Biden got Obama’s endorsement by agreeing to Michelle as his running mate!! Barack would then have 2 more terms as President!!

  • Erwin Lang

    04/24/2020 01:16 PM

    Of Michelle became vise President and something happens to Biden, Obama will be running the office from the background.

  • Sandra Chambers

    04/24/2020 11:54 AM

    My house will vote for President Trump in 2020. My husband and I pray for President Trump and his family everyday. God is in control and His will is playing out in President Trump! It doesn't matter what the Obamas pull! God has the final word!

  • Lee SWann

    04/24/2020 09:15 AM

    I read an article, recently, that stated, Michelle Obama DOES NOT MEET THE "RESIDENCY" REQUIREMENT to run for VP or POTUS. It said she had tried to put her name up for running for POTUS, but she had used off shore addresses,( her mother's doings) to maintain an "immigrant" status to qualify for educational funding. And in later years kept this status/address when filing her income taxes, for a "better break"; thus, she will not be "LEGAL" for running until 2021. Please elucidate.

  • Billy Watkins

    04/24/2020 08:13 AM

    OMG! No way we could let this theory happen! Barrack should be in jail and his spouse should only be let to visit him. Nothing else!

  • Mark Hedtke

    04/24/2020 03:47 AM

    Everyone looks forward to fulfilling Biblical prophecy so that Revelation will ensure that a huge # of people wont be here for the tribulation!

  • Laura Guidry

    04/24/2020 02:37 AM

    Dear Heavenly Father I ask you to have mercy on America and cause this democrat goal to take back the White house to be utterly destroyed. I love President Trump and Vice President Pence!

  • John Michael Callahan

    04/23/2020 10:50 PM

    Huck, as much as I enjoy your informative emails, newsletters and you TV show, I sure hope you're wrong on this one. But, I wouldn't be at all surprised that she will be the "Chosen One" for VP. I just can't stand the idea of the Obamas back in the White House. I only thought Covid-19 was a National Disaster !

  • Loraine Kenney

    04/23/2020 10:41 PM

    Trump MUST have a second term. If MObama is in this, our country will not survive. It would be awful.

  • Joy Buckels

    04/23/2020 08:38 PM

    God help us. Is this the Dems last straw? If Trump doesn’t win, it’s total voter fraud and the end of a wonderful country with which God blesses us. TRUMP/PENCE 2020!!

  • Jane Love

    04/23/2020 06:52 PM

    No way do we want any of the Obama's back !!!!