April 22, 2020
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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.

RELATED READING:  Ainsworth: Michelle O follow-up; answers to readers

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 OddsChecker.com, 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.

RELATED READINGAinsworth: With Biden winning, watch what Michelle O does now

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 CNN.com 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, “...it’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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  • Carol Russell

    04/23/2020 05:57 PM

    God help us all!!!

  • Janice Thornton

    04/23/2020 05:34 PM

    Yes, I can see the writing on the wall. Dems know Joe can't do the job, Michelle O. doesn't like campaigning so viola she goes for #2 position but in reality she will be the #1 position, President with Barry under her wing. Remember folks she HATES America, do you want her as your President?? I don't.

  • Holly Woodyatt

    04/23/2020 05:16 PM

    I am so scared right now about what is happening to our country. I am surrounded by people who believe all this propaganda going on about this virus and the Dems are destroying our country.I can't stand the idea of M. Obama either but I think you are right, it could happen. Life is over as we know it.

  • Paul Cook

    04/23/2020 04:20 PM

    I would agree Michelle would be a disaster for Americans and stop the draining of the swamp we need to go to our knees and ask for continue Devine intervention so these crooked people can be brought to justice and the swamp completely drained .

  • Linda Meyer

    04/23/2020 04:14 PM

    Please God no.

  • Pamela K. Ringkob

    04/23/2020 04:05 PM

    They very well could go with the attack on Biden’s sexual conduct suit and get rid of him that way and then put in place anyone who suits them. Pay attention!!!

  • Nancy Williams

    04/23/2020 04:04 PM

    HELL NO................TRUMP ALL THE WAY 2020!!!! Trump Train is still running out here and we will Rock the World once again in November.

  • Jeanice Crowley

    04/23/2020 02:37 PM

    I am on my knees this very moment, praying that Michelle Obama will not be on the democratic ticket. I survived 8 years under the Obamas and our wonderful country has paid a dear price for that.

  • A Irwin

    04/23/2020 02:20 PM

    Why not BO for VP....?

  • James Hinckley

    04/23/2020 01:52 PM

    Biden Pres. And Obama VP we’d be in bad shape, it would be scary ! We’d No longer be in charge (we the people) !

  • Lisa Neely

    04/23/2020 01:35 PM

    Oh NO!!!!!! Not another OBAMA!!!!!!

  • Brigitte Freed

    04/23/2020 01:27 PM

    NO WAY! NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!
    BUT of the off chance they are all stupid enough to think Michelle would help his candidacy, it might for a split second - but the Republicans would literally come out in droves!
    Just for the record neither Obama can be on the supreme court as they both lost their license to practice law.

  • judith jakub

    04/23/2020 01:22 PM

    Moochell as V.P. slipping into the prez spot IS DISASTROUS to America. obama is tied to soros's agenda of world domination, they almost pulled it off before Trump, but this way once biden loses his mind, altogether, and is committed to an asylum, moochie will become prez, therefore selling us out and finish the job they started in 2008. hitler will rule, only soros will be muh, muh worse and we, as patriots, will be destroyed in 6 months. I pray to God this will not happen, Christianity will be completely wiped off the face of God's earth.

  • Barb Flowers

    04/23/2020 12:50 PM

    Several things I hate about Michelle Obama. 1. Remember, she is NOT proud of OUR country. She was only proud when her husband was put forth as a Pres nominee. 2. The Obamas were “middle class” when they left Chicago for DC. Apparently though, politics are good for the bank account, since they now own a $10 million mansion in DC, AND, a $15 million mansion
    on trendy Marthas Vineyard! They hang with the ritz, yacht crowd, private plane and even island owners! What’s the old saying? Anyone who gets rich in politics......

  • Floyd A Unger

    04/23/2020 12:44 PM

    That would be great. Michelle could destroy the Obama Legacy the same way that Hillary did to the Clinton Legacy.

  • Pat J Green

    04/23/2020 12:38 PM

    It really doesn't matter who the Democrats but up for President, Vice President or even dog catcher, My God is Greater than any of the talking heads around. Trump is reaping God's promises that he would bless those who bless Isreal and curse those who curse Isreal. It's really as simple as that

  • Robin Smith

    04/23/2020 11:56 AM

    Agreed!

  • Gail Rusiecki

    04/23/2020 11:51 AM

    I find it difficult to believe that a women who really had disdain for America would want to run, although she is like a puppet for the Democrats. They will grasp at any straws to run Trump out of office and that includes the Obama's. The danger they put America through with their globalism, not caring about America and letting our jobs and companies all go overseas only shows the path of destruction that they are capable of. Just look at Bidens comments about China. It should tell us all that they would sell our country out.

  • Gene R Gravelle

    04/23/2020 11:50 AM

    I firmly believe no spouse of a former president should be allowed to run for the office. As we know, In marriage 2 become one. There would be no knowing if people like Barak Obama or Bill Clinton would be effectively serving a 3rd or possibly 4th term through his spouse.

  • Barney Flint

    04/23/2020 11:48 AM

    If M.O. gets the nod for VP, I will immediately withdraw all my cash out the bank, go out and purchase a nice motor home and disappear. Along with a couple of lead slinging devices. We are going to need to protect ourselves if that some how comes to pass. I am praying had that it does not. I mostly agree with all of the other posters on this subject. It is just beyond comprehension that the low income demonrats think that they will be "taken care of". They will be taken care of alright. If they survive the covid-19 plague, they will starve to death.

  • Thelma Stahl

    04/23/2020 11:22 AM

    Rush Limbaugh thinks the Obamas won’t give up their fame and fortune. I LITERALLY PRAY THE HE IS RIGHT AND NOT YOU!

  • Jay H Mohler

    04/23/2020 11:09 AM

    I hope that a Biden/Obama ticket scares everyone as much as it does me. They would be an absolute disaster to our country!!

  • HCorey

    04/23/2020 10:49 AM

    I’ld have trouble voting for a person who said for the first time in her life she was proud of being a US citizen after her husband was elected President. I grew up about 10 miles from MObama. I had none of the privileges she had growing up. Her father was a city employee with a good paying job. She took ballet lessons my family never could afford. She went to Princeton (undergraduate) & Harvard law school. . I barely could afford going to UofI at Navy Pier and worked part time for tuition. She had cushy jobs after graduation. What was she whining about? She is unappreciative of privileged life she lived.

  • Jim lakke

    04/23/2020 10:30 AM

    Christian America is praying that God will protect this great nation from the Obama destructive forces. Their legacy is and always will be he is a puppet who nearly destroyed this nation.

  • Teena Richardson

    04/23/2020 09:54 AM

    We can’t let Obama’s back into Oval Office! They hate America!

April 22, 2020
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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.

RELATED READING:  Ainsworth: Michelle O follow-up; answers to readers

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 OddsChecker.com, 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.

RELATED READINGAinsworth: With Biden winning, watch what Michelle O does now

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 CNN.com 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, “...it’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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  • Carol Russell

    04/23/2020 05:57 PM

    God help us all!!!

  • Janice Thornton

    04/23/2020 05:34 PM

    Yes, I can see the writing on the wall. Dems know Joe can't do the job, Michelle O. doesn't like campaigning so viola she goes for #2 position but in reality she will be the #1 position, President with Barry under her wing. Remember folks she HATES America, do you want her as your President?? I don't.

  • Holly Woodyatt

    04/23/2020 05:16 PM

    I am so scared right now about what is happening to our country. I am surrounded by people who believe all this propaganda going on about this virus and the Dems are destroying our country.I can't stand the idea of M. Obama either but I think you are right, it could happen. Life is over as we know it.

  • Paul Cook

    04/23/2020 04:20 PM

    I would agree Michelle would be a disaster for Americans and stop the draining of the swamp we need to go to our knees and ask for continue Devine intervention so these crooked people can be brought to justice and the swamp completely drained .

  • Linda Meyer

    04/23/2020 04:14 PM

    Please God no.

  • Pamela K. Ringkob

    04/23/2020 04:05 PM

    They very well could go with the attack on Biden’s sexual conduct suit and get rid of him that way and then put in place anyone who suits them. Pay attention!!!

  • Nancy Williams

    04/23/2020 04:04 PM

    HELL NO................TRUMP ALL THE WAY 2020!!!! Trump Train is still running out here and we will Rock the World once again in November.

  • Jeanice Crowley

    04/23/2020 02:37 PM

    I am on my knees this very moment, praying that Michelle Obama will not be on the democratic ticket. I survived 8 years under the Obamas and our wonderful country has paid a dear price for that.

  • A Irwin

    04/23/2020 02:20 PM

    Why not BO for VP....?

  • James Hinckley

    04/23/2020 01:52 PM

    Biden Pres. And Obama VP we’d be in bad shape, it would be scary ! We’d No longer be in charge (we the people) !

  • Lisa Neely

    04/23/2020 01:35 PM

    Oh NO!!!!!! Not another OBAMA!!!!!!

  • Brigitte Freed

    04/23/2020 01:27 PM

    NO WAY! NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!
    BUT of the off chance they are all stupid enough to think Michelle would help his candidacy, it might for a split second - but the Republicans would literally come out in droves!
    Just for the record neither Obama can be on the supreme court as they both lost their license to practice law.

  • judith jakub

    04/23/2020 01:22 PM

    Moochell as V.P. slipping into the prez spot IS DISASTROUS to America. obama is tied to soros's agenda of world domination, they almost pulled it off before Trump, but this way once biden loses his mind, altogether, and is committed to an asylum, moochie will become prez, therefore selling us out and finish the job they started in 2008. hitler will rule, only soros will be muh, muh worse and we, as patriots, will be destroyed in 6 months. I pray to God this will not happen, Christianity will be completely wiped off the face of God's earth.

  • Barb Flowers

    04/23/2020 12:50 PM

    Several things I hate about Michelle Obama. 1. Remember, she is NOT proud of OUR country. She was only proud when her husband was put forth as a Pres nominee. 2. The Obamas were “middle class” when they left Chicago for DC. Apparently though, politics are good for the bank account, since they now own a $10 million mansion in DC, AND, a $15 million mansion
    on trendy Marthas Vineyard! They hang with the ritz, yacht crowd, private plane and even island owners! What’s the old saying? Anyone who gets rich in politics......

  • Floyd A Unger

    04/23/2020 12:44 PM

    That would be great. Michelle could destroy the Obama Legacy the same way that Hillary did to the Clinton Legacy.

  • Pat J Green

    04/23/2020 12:38 PM

    It really doesn't matter who the Democrats but up for President, Vice President or even dog catcher, My God is Greater than any of the talking heads around. Trump is reaping God's promises that he would bless those who bless Isreal and curse those who curse Isreal. It's really as simple as that

  • Robin Smith

    04/23/2020 11:56 AM

    Agreed!

  • Gail Rusiecki

    04/23/2020 11:51 AM

    I find it difficult to believe that a women who really had disdain for America would want to run, although she is like a puppet for the Democrats. They will grasp at any straws to run Trump out of office and that includes the Obama's. The danger they put America through with their globalism, not caring about America and letting our jobs and companies all go overseas only shows the path of destruction that they are capable of. Just look at Bidens comments about China. It should tell us all that they would sell our country out.

  • Gene R Gravelle

    04/23/2020 11:50 AM

    I firmly believe no spouse of a former president should be allowed to run for the office. As we know, In marriage 2 become one. There would be no knowing if people like Barak Obama or Bill Clinton would be effectively serving a 3rd or possibly 4th term through his spouse.

  • Barney Flint

    04/23/2020 11:48 AM

    If M.O. gets the nod for VP, I will immediately withdraw all my cash out the bank, go out and purchase a nice motor home and disappear. Along with a couple of lead slinging devices. We are going to need to protect ourselves if that some how comes to pass. I am praying had that it does not. I mostly agree with all of the other posters on this subject. It is just beyond comprehension that the low income demonrats think that they will be "taken care of". They will be taken care of alright. If they survive the covid-19 plague, they will starve to death.

  • Thelma Stahl

    04/23/2020 11:22 AM

    Rush Limbaugh thinks the Obamas won’t give up their fame and fortune. I LITERALLY PRAY THE HE IS RIGHT AND NOT YOU!

  • Jay H Mohler

    04/23/2020 11:09 AM

    I hope that a Biden/Obama ticket scares everyone as much as it does me. They would be an absolute disaster to our country!!

  • HCorey

    04/23/2020 10:49 AM

    I’ld have trouble voting for a person who said for the first time in her life she was proud of being a US citizen after her husband was elected President. I grew up about 10 miles from MObama. I had none of the privileges she had growing up. Her father was a city employee with a good paying job. She took ballet lessons my family never could afford. She went to Princeton (undergraduate) & Harvard law school. . I barely could afford going to UofI at Navy Pier and worked part time for tuition. She had cushy jobs after graduation. What was she whining about? She is unappreciative of privileged life she lived.

  • Jim lakke

    04/23/2020 10:30 AM

    Christian America is praying that God will protect this great nation from the Obama destructive forces. Their legacy is and always will be he is a puppet who nearly destroyed this nation.

  • Teena Richardson

    04/23/2020 09:54 AM

    We can’t let Obama’s back into Oval Office! They hate America!

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.

RELATED READING:  Ainsworth: Michelle O follow-up; answers to readers

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 OddsChecker.com, 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.

RELATED READINGAinsworth: With Biden winning, watch what Michelle O does now

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 CNN.com 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, “...it’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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  • Carol Russell

    04/23/2020 05:57 PM

    God help us all!!!

  • Janice Thornton

    04/23/2020 05:34 PM

    Yes, I can see the writing on the wall. Dems know Joe can't do the job, Michelle O. doesn't like campaigning so viola she goes for #2 position but in reality she will be the #1 position, President with Barry under her wing. Remember folks she HATES America, do you want her as your President?? I don't.

  • Holly Woodyatt

    04/23/2020 05:16 PM

    I am so scared right now about what is happening to our country. I am surrounded by people who believe all this propaganda going on about this virus and the Dems are destroying our country.I can't stand the idea of M. Obama either but I think you are right, it could happen. Life is over as we know it.

  • Paul Cook

    04/23/2020 04:20 PM

    I would agree Michelle would be a disaster for Americans and stop the draining of the swamp we need to go to our knees and ask for continue Devine intervention so these crooked people can be brought to justice and the swamp completely drained .

  • Linda Meyer

    04/23/2020 04:14 PM

    Please God no.

  • Pamela K. Ringkob

    04/23/2020 04:05 PM

    They very well could go with the attack on Biden’s sexual conduct suit and get rid of him that way and then put in place anyone who suits them. Pay attention!!!

  • Nancy Williams

    04/23/2020 04:04 PM

    HELL NO................TRUMP ALL THE WAY 2020!!!! Trump Train is still running out here and we will Rock the World once again in November.

  • Jeanice Crowley

    04/23/2020 02:37 PM

    I am on my knees this very moment, praying that Michelle Obama will not be on the democratic ticket. I survived 8 years under the Obamas and our wonderful country has paid a dear price for that.

  • A Irwin

    04/23/2020 02:20 PM

    Why not BO for VP....?

  • James Hinckley

    04/23/2020 01:52 PM

    Biden Pres. And Obama VP we’d be in bad shape, it would be scary ! We’d No longer be in charge (we the people) !

  • Lisa Neely

    04/23/2020 01:35 PM

    Oh NO!!!!!! Not another OBAMA!!!!!!

  • Brigitte Freed

    04/23/2020 01:27 PM

    NO WAY! NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!
    BUT of the off chance they are all stupid enough to think Michelle would help his candidacy, it might for a split second - but the Republicans would literally come out in droves!
    Just for the record neither Obama can be on the supreme court as they both lost their license to practice law.

  • judith jakub

    04/23/2020 01:22 PM

    Moochell as V.P. slipping into the prez spot IS DISASTROUS to America. obama is tied to soros's agenda of world domination, they almost pulled it off before Trump, but this way once biden loses his mind, altogether, and is committed to an asylum, moochie will become prez, therefore selling us out and finish the job they started in 2008. hitler will rule, only soros will be muh, muh worse and we, as patriots, will be destroyed in 6 months. I pray to God this will not happen, Christianity will be completely wiped off the face of God's earth.

  • Barb Flowers

    04/23/2020 12:50 PM

    Several things I hate about Michelle Obama. 1. Remember, she is NOT proud of OUR country. She was only proud when her husband was put forth as a Pres nominee. 2. The Obamas were “middle class” when they left Chicago for DC. Apparently though, politics are good for the bank account, since they now own a $10 million mansion in DC, AND, a $15 million mansion
    on trendy Marthas Vineyard! They hang with the ritz, yacht crowd, private plane and even island owners! What’s the old saying? Anyone who gets rich in politics......

  • Floyd A Unger

    04/23/2020 12:44 PM

    That would be great. Michelle could destroy the Obama Legacy the same way that Hillary did to the Clinton Legacy.

  • Pat J Green

    04/23/2020 12:38 PM

    It really doesn't matter who the Democrats but up for President, Vice President or even dog catcher, My God is Greater than any of the talking heads around. Trump is reaping God's promises that he would bless those who bless Isreal and curse those who curse Isreal. It's really as simple as that

  • Robin Smith

    04/23/2020 11:56 AM

    Agreed!

  • Gail Rusiecki

    04/23/2020 11:51 AM

    I find it difficult to believe that a women who really had disdain for America would want to run, although she is like a puppet for the Democrats. They will grasp at any straws to run Trump out of office and that includes the Obama's. The danger they put America through with their globalism, not caring about America and letting our jobs and companies all go overseas only shows the path of destruction that they are capable of. Just look at Bidens comments about China. It should tell us all that they would sell our country out.

  • Gene R Gravelle

    04/23/2020 11:50 AM

    I firmly believe no spouse of a former president should be allowed to run for the office. As we know, In marriage 2 become one. There would be no knowing if people like Barak Obama or Bill Clinton would be effectively serving a 3rd or possibly 4th term through his spouse.

  • Barney Flint

    04/23/2020 11:48 AM

    If M.O. gets the nod for VP, I will immediately withdraw all my cash out the bank, go out and purchase a nice motor home and disappear. Along with a couple of lead slinging devices. We are going to need to protect ourselves if that some how comes to pass. I am praying had that it does not. I mostly agree with all of the other posters on this subject. It is just beyond comprehension that the low income demonrats think that they will be "taken care of". They will be taken care of alright. If they survive the covid-19 plague, they will starve to death.

  • Thelma Stahl

    04/23/2020 11:22 AM

    Rush Limbaugh thinks the Obamas won’t give up their fame and fortune. I LITERALLY PRAY THE HE IS RIGHT AND NOT YOU!

  • Jay H Mohler

    04/23/2020 11:09 AM

    I hope that a Biden/Obama ticket scares everyone as much as it does me. They would be an absolute disaster to our country!!

  • HCorey

    04/23/2020 10:49 AM

    I’ld have trouble voting for a person who said for the first time in her life she was proud of being a US citizen after her husband was elected President. I grew up about 10 miles from MObama. I had none of the privileges she had growing up. Her father was a city employee with a good paying job. She took ballet lessons my family never could afford. She went to Princeton (undergraduate) & Harvard law school. . I barely could afford going to UofI at Navy Pier and worked part time for tuition. She had cushy jobs after graduation. What was she whining about? She is unappreciative of privileged life she lived.

  • Jim lakke

    04/23/2020 10:30 AM

    Christian America is praying that God will protect this great nation from the Obama destructive forces. Their legacy is and always will be he is a puppet who nearly destroyed this nation.

  • Teena Richardson

    04/23/2020 09:54 AM

    We can’t let Obama’s back into Oval Office! They hate America!