Today marks the release of Michelle Obama’s new book, THE LIGHT WE CARRY, subtitled “Overcoming In Uncertain Times,” and if you don’t think she’s positioning for the 2024 Democrat nomination, I just don’t know what to tell you.
To tie into the release of the book, she’ll be doing an interview for National Public Radio today as well. (All her interviews and public appearances have been carefully planned for months to roll out the way it’s intended for us to see them.) She’s booked into large venues holding up to 7,000 people.
She’s just now starting on a six-city tour, starting in Washington DC and ending in Los Angeles.
In the audio version, she lays it on thick about how Trump’s win in 2016 “still hurts.” Not surprisingly, she makes the nation’s choice of who is going to be in the White House largely about race.
“It shook me profoundly to hear the man who’d replace my husband as President openly and unapologetically using ethnic slurs, making selfishness and hate somehow acceptable,” she says in the book. “It felt like something much uglier than a political defeat.” Isn’t it fascinating how people on the left are oblivious to the visceral hate and racism emanating from their OWN side?
And there's this: “Stuck in my house over the frightening early months of 2020, I saw no logic to any of it. What I saw was a President whose lack of integrity was reflected in an escalating national death count and whose poll numbers were still decent.” Wait a minute –- is she associating President Trump’s perceived personal failings with the early death count from covid? Admittedly, I’m not seeing the context of her comment –- the book’s just out today –- but one might certainly get the idea from this excerpt that she’s trying somehow to blame President Trump for deaths that came to us courtesy of the Chinese. She’s dismayed that his poll numbers didn’t even go down. Now that’s some serious Trump-bashing.
A review appearing on Monday in THE GUARDIAN says that “she makes no secret of how hurt she was by the dismissal that followed her even into the White House: the caricature of her as an angry Black woman, and the way anything she said to mitigate it was used to prove the prejudice all over again.”
You know, I really don’t want to hear Michelle complain about being “dismissed” as First Lady after seeing how shamefully Melania Trump was treated while serving in that role. Michelle most certainly was not dismissed; she was worshipped, especially by those on the Obama side of the political aisle, and she continues to be worshipped.
Those who might have given Michelle grief when she was in the White House did so not because of her skin color but because of her politics. Does she think disapproval happens only to First Ladies of color? Michelle was ridiculed by Republicans for her school lunches that kids threw in the garbage; Nancy Reagan was criticized by Democrats for “Just Say No.”
Jesse Watters, on his Monday PRIMETIME show, ran a clip from Michelle’s interview with Robin Roberts that ran Sunday on ABC --- yes all the networks will be lining up to kiss her shoes –-- in which she hesitated to endorse President Biden for another term. When asked, “Do you hope that President Biden will run again in 2024,” she said, “You know...I...(pause)...I... (longer pause)…………...I will have to see.”
Michelle was on Stephen Colbert’s late-night show Monday night.
Monica Crowley, appearing on Watters’ show, said, “Look, I think after the midterm election results, there are a lot of Democrats who came out publicly, like Mrs. Pelosi, and said, ‘Oh, sure, Joe’s gonna run again in 2024! We’re all behind him!’ They are placating him. Okay? The only person who thinks Joe Biden is gonna run for re-election is Joe Biden, okay? Because he’s not all there.”
She went on to call Michelle Obama “the dog that hasn’t barked” among potential 2024 Democrat candidates, pointing out that she’s got this new book and is, “like, everywhere.”
My thinking, for what it's worth: she’s running. I said in 2016 that she’d be the Democrat nominee, as a late replacement for Hillary Clinton when it appeared the email scandal –- criminal mishandling of classified material and obstructing justice by destroying evidence –- would be too much for Madame Secretary to overcome. Who knew then that the FBI would be so corrupt that James Comey would let her off the hook in his infamous July 5 speech?
Anyway, that makes 2024 the year to run Michelle and keep the Obama machine running smoothly. Others are being mentioned, such as Gavin Newsom (too white, too male), but I think he’s in the mix to throw us off the track. This is all speculative; just consider it a warning about what to watch out for in the coming year or so. See if the chess pieces don’t start moving into place on the board.
The Democrats wouldn’t have wanted to make any move in this direction until after the midterms were over.