June 15, 2019

Just one day after sharing my longtime prediction that Michelle Obama will be the Democrat presidential nominee, I learned something else that lends additional credibility to that theory.

Here’s a question: WHY, at this particular time, would longtime Obama confidant Valerie Jarrett be giving an exclusive interview not just promoting her book (which debuted back on April 2 and is a New York Times bestseller) but also discussing her cherished time in the White House and how WONDERFUL the Obama White House was compared to the way things are now? The book is entitled “FINDING MY VOICE: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward,” and the very first sentence from the promotional blurb sets the tone:

“When Valerie Jarrett interviewed a promising young lawyer named Michelle Robinson in July 1991 for a job in Chicago city government, neither knew it was the first step on a path that would end in the White House.”

RELATED READING: Laura Ainsworth: Why I still predict Michelle O will be the Democrat nominee

The New York Times is quoted as calling Jarrett as “the ultimate Obama insider,” and there’s also glowing praise for her from Michelle herself.

On Friday, Jarrett appeared in an interview segment with Neil Cavuto on FOX News; this is part of an hour-long interview running on FOX Business News that Cavuto was promoting. I saw the shorter FOX News segment but haven’t yet forced myself to sit through the full interview --- had food poisoning last week and my stomach is still a bit too glassy for this. Based on the bit of “softball” questioning I saw in the excerpt, I anticipate being extremely disappointed in Neil Cavuto.

Anyway, the timing of this interview suggests that things are percolating for the Obamas behind the scenes. (Also, there's Jarrett's steadfast refusal to comment on Obama's lack of an endorsement for Joe Biden.)  I’ll have a better sense of this after watching the whole thing.

In the meantime, here’s a link to part of the FOX News segment in which Jarrett appears to be wrong on facts. Jarrett said she thinks Obama would have fired her for violating the Hatch Act because they took that regulation “very seriously.” But we already know –- maybe Cavuto doesn’t –- that two of Obama’s cabinet-level officials, Kathleen Sebelius and Julian Castro, were cited by the Office of Special Counsel as having violated the Hatch Act, and they were NOT fired. All they had to do to keep their jobs and carry on as usual was admit they’d made mistakes and apologize.

Hatch Act violation would have gotten me fired: Fmr. Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett

I think that trotting out Jarrett may be part of a political strategy to lull voters into nostalgia for a time during which America’s sagging economy and weakening role in the world were presided over with grace and dignity by the Obamas. Hey, we could have that again!

Oh, and this is Jarrett’s book...

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  • Wonda Hartwig

    06/18/2019 10:50 PM

    I too am questioning about the last date to qualify for a Presidential Candidate. We have candidates out of the field of 24 who have been disqualified by the DNC for the convention in July. How could MObama come in now and try to get a place. I understand she could probably run as an Independent, but can she run as a Democrat this late in the game. I would truly appreciate an answer because I have googled this question every way possible and can't find an answer. Thank you.

  • Gloria Pimentel

    06/16/2019 12:32 PM

    NOTHING in the political arena surprises me. Even political "history" is messed up and taught in schools at every level. Politics is power and when that power is "tasted" it's a craving for more and will not be satiated. We look in horror at what other countries peoples endure, yet the U.S. is not the Americana it once was. Why, because of political's not for the people, of the people and certainly not by the people. The Dems must enliven their power/vote base so they dream up dossiers, get "in bed" with the AG's/FBI/DOJ and whomever can tell the best "story" re our POTUS. At one time in America, threats to our President were punishable....?????? Illegal immigrants are now the "new" vote base for the Demorats and what does it matter what's good for THE COUNTRY,'s good for the DEMORATS and that's the only thing that counts. Side note: I'll not entertain the possibility of another Obama Whitehouse....and yes, Cavuto is a waffle.

  • Linda Orf

    06/16/2019 07:16 AM

    I am unable to find any deadline date for a candidate to enter the race. All I can find online is “it depends on the states”. All I can glean from that is anytime before primary elections in the states. On the one side, opting to eliminate herself from early debates would be a disadvantage to her. It would also minimize her ability to raise the money to run a campaign. On the other hand, waiting until the last minute would enable her to enter the stage with her already high approval numbers and act as a savior to the left after the existing candidates rip each other to shreds. Should be interesting to see what pans out and I secretly admit that she is the one person I fear may have a chance to beat President Trump...

  • Marianne Gregory

    06/16/2019 06:11 AM

    I think Michelle Obama is too smart to take the oval office even if she could win it. Just sayin'

  • BG

    06/16/2019 03:34 AM

    This is sickening. Everyone with any common sense and hearing knows Michelle especially hates Americans. She is beyond a racist as is Obama. The very last thing we need is the traitor Obamas in office again. If there is justice, they are going to be convicted for advocating to overthrow our government and espionage. We have the documents that prove Obama colluded with Hillary and her email espionage. His minions are also violating the Logan Act.

    All that said, those sick Leftist would definitely elect her. The bottom line here is, this election is going to decide if we are going to be a communist nation with zero rights, open borders, and us supported every indigent and diseased castoff from the other countries wants to get rid of themselves, and criminals from the entire world, or we are going to hold on for awhile longer.

    Americans had better wake the h*ll up, because Democrats are a danger to all of us. Not one can be elected ever. Voting in any votes in them all. These traitors, these anti-Americans, vote in lock-step Borgs.

  • Robert

    06/16/2019 12:25 AM

    No nostalgia for her here. Never cared for him or her, in either order, and they are building up more hate for them now.

  • Patricia R. Hague

    06/15/2019 10:51 PM

    Balderdash and Bilge! Sure hope Michelle is NOT running- I've enjoyed all that I can stand of Obama and Co.!

  • Carol Mathews

    06/15/2019 07:29 PM

    I certainly hope you are wrong. That would be a disaster in more ways than I can count.
    First we finally have an elegant first lady. Can't imagine the former as the President. No elegance at all.
    Second, what a messy campaign and how dirty it will get. Not that it isn't going to get bad anyway but with all the baggage the Obama's have, scandals, spying and then all the unpleasant things they will find under every rock on Trump, It will be one nightmare for the whole country. Each will top the other with as low a blow as they can find. Terrible example to the world and our children.

  • Ellen Klapperich

    06/15/2019 06:31 PM

    This is quite disturbing. Going into prayer warrior mode over this!

  • Marshall Hoverson

    06/15/2019 05:27 PM

    I sincerely hope Michelle does run! A sure win for our wonderful president Donald Trump!

  • Elizabeth Wagner

    06/15/2019 05:01 PM

    This scenario seems likely. The dem field will bludgeon each other beyond electability and Michelle will "save the party." She won't even need a platform. The debates, if there are any, will be full of snide, condescending comments from her and she will be deemed to have "won" every one of them.

    People shouldn't discount the possibility Trump could lose, and to Michelle, no less. I see a disturbing amount of cavalier dismissiveness instead of taking 2020 VERY seriously. Dems will likely take the Senate because so many R's have to run this time.

    Imagine another dem government with Michelle at the helm, then go out and do something to prevent it!

  • Dawn Street

    06/15/2019 04:35 PM

    I hope you are wrong. And I hope the people pay attention and remember the story of Valerie Jarrett, the truth.

  • Rhonda Fulghum

    06/15/2019 04:32 PM

    Anything that includes the name "Obama" is a true political calculation. I fear that both the Obamas are behind the scenes manipulating the American public as part of their intent to remake America. When Michelle steps up to the podium to announce her candidacy the winds will change. The media will endorse her and give her unlimited coverage to the point of ignoring Trump. They will be so sure of Michelle's win (as they were with Hillary) that nothing else needs to be said. The spying and illegal antics were carried out during the Obama Whitehouse tour so it won't be too hard to ramp their behaviour up again.

  • Kathy Proctor

    06/15/2019 03:57 PM

    Heaven help us all and the USA if another Obama gets into office! She couldn't even run a successful school lunch program, much less the country...but, then, we know that it would actually be her husband doing the running, not her. Lord, have mercy on us!!!

  • Diane Straley

    06/15/2019 02:48 PM

    Like you, Gov. Huckabee, I have been disappointed in Neil Cavuto for several years. I can remember a segment a few years ago when Michelle Bachman was on his program & he would not let her finish her words. She was saying 'Neil, Neil' when he cut her off to commercial. And Valerie Jarrett? I will be praying harder for our current President who I believe really loves America and our constitution even more and more!

  • Robbie Mize

    06/15/2019 02:27 PM

    The thoughts of another Obama in the White House makes me nauseous.

  • Patricia McMahon

    06/15/2019 02:18 PM

    What a nightmare. I had a 'clock' that marked down the days until Obama was gone. I couldn't stand the sound of his voice. All that lying. I hope this is just a very bad idea. Then again--if it turns out that former president Obama was involved and/or pushed the witch hunt into Trump's campaign... Do you think Michele would run if hubby was investigated?

  • Amelia Little

    06/15/2019 02:06 PM

    I'll pass on the book, thanks. As for her saying "how WONDERFUL the Obama White House was compared to the way things are now," how would she know? She hasn't been IN the White House since Jan. 17, 2017!! Hope michelle drops out before she even starts.

  • james randolph

    06/15/2019 01:33 PM

    What happened to QUALIFICATIONS?
    At least TRUMP ran a company ... and talked to people ...
    What has Michelle done? Ever? Ashamed of America UNTIL she became FLOTUS...

  • Joe Analco

    06/15/2019 01:26 PM

    The fear of history repeating the good and bad events if America, I must admit I see the foundation of a possible Civil War awaits a divided society. America’s Freedom must come first or Socialism slavery will be the curse of the future.

  • Diana Stephenson

    06/15/2019 01:00 PM

    A Michelle Obama presidency scares me to death. I also have thought about her possibly running. I fear she would be a real threat to President Trump because so many people are blinded by her. I don’t understand how so many people are so gullible when it comes to the Obamas. I keep our President in my prayers.

  • Ruth Coleman

    06/15/2019 12:05 PM

    I think that Obama wanted Joe to run for President...but he did not endorse him. WHY??? Because Joe would be so bad that the Dems would need a "Saviour". In steps Michelle to save the day with Obama endorsing and helping her. I know several people (including some in my family) who said they would vote for her. What a disaster that would be! But I think that Trump needs to start gearing up to run against her.

  • Anna Kania

    06/15/2019 12:05 PM

    May God help us All if M.O. wer to ever become President!

  • Robert Wrucke

    06/15/2019 10:35 AM

    Possible? Yup!

  • M anderson

    06/15/2019 10:30 AM

    I knew this a long time ago as well. (Holder is still stirring pots, he would love a civil war) Biden fo Pres.
    Michele VP.. jarrett and the crooks all follow in line again. Joe suddenly has passed away.. Michele and thugs take over ... and here we go to fast forward path of evil.