And her campaign slogan could be “because America couldn’t get lucky enough for them to just retire gracefully”:

Speculation about a possible political future for Michelle Obama has naturally centered on the White House. But that’s the wrong place — at least for now.

Illinois has a Republican senator, Mark Kirk, and he is up for reelection in 2016. He’ll be formidable, particularly given his brave recovery from a stroke. But Illinois is a heavily Democratic state, and the race could be close.

No Illinois Democratic candidate would bring the star power and nationwide fundraising capacity that Obama would.

She has proven herself a superb speaker on behalf of her pet projects and is now a veteran campaigner for her husband. She’s also remained highly popular — even as the president’s ratings have plummeted.

She could represent the Democrats’ best chance to pick up a desperately needed — and winnable — seat. A December 2012 Public Policy Polling survey put her ahead of Kirk, 51 percent to 40 percent. Democratic leaders’ pressure on her to run might get intense.

She’d have a tougher time getting the vote of people recently out of high school who would still be gagging on her prescribed school lunches.

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25 Responses to “Who’s up for ‘Senator Michelle Obama’?”

  1. Marshall_Will on June 6th, 2014 5:06 pm

    "She’s also remained highly popular — even as the president’s ratings have plummeted."

    Popular w/ whom? Wow, certainly not my perception!

    The other day I was going to ref. Rod Blago to a friend, and wanted to be accurate. Just incredible looking at the final vote tallies over the years. The IL GOP is so hobbled Blago spent half his time running against some Libertarian and/or Green party candidate.

    This is more magical thinking from the LSM. I suppose their polls were based on her husband not getting impeached in the interim right?

  2. ChapBix on June 6th, 2014 6:03 pm

    Watch for the race card to be played. Race card? What race card? /sarc off

  3. Truesoldier__ on June 6th, 2014 6:23 pm

    I have been warning about this for the past couple years. There is no way that mooch is done, she has been enjoying the perks way too much. She figures hit the Senate seen for about three years then she will run for prez.

  4. backwoodsconservative on June 6th, 2014 6:41 pm

    It worked for the wife of the first black president. Or almost. The second black president got in her way.

  5. Marshall_Will on June 6th, 2014 7:42 pm

    Ha! Clever…

  6. Marshall_Will on June 6th, 2014 7:49 pm

    TS,

    This is why I put strong caution/toxic labels in front of as many people I can any time a One Hit Wonder comes along to commandeer the pop cult stream of consciousness.

    Be it Brooke Hogan ( Jessica Simpson ) Al Franken or Katrina & The Waves, once you let them IN there's no getting RID of them!? How long has Kim K been milking her 15 mins?

    You had to know there was no WAY the Obama's were going quietly. And we've all their supporters that put them w/in fraud's reach to cement the 2nd Milking.

  7. Truesoldier__ on June 6th, 2014 8:19 pm

    O/T…Backpack with 400 Connecticut Obamacare enrollee's information found in Hartford:

    The statement notes that a backpack was recovered in Hartford that held “four notepads with personal information for approximately 400 individuals. The backpack also contained Access Health CT paperwork and it appears as though some of that personal information may be associated with Access Health CT accounts
    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/379784/400-c

  8. Truesoldier__ on June 6th, 2014 8:20 pm

    So very true. It really wasn't to hard to see that this was coming. All one had to do is look at Mooche's extravagant lifestyle and the fact that LIV's love a "rock star" and it wasn't that hard to connect the dots.

  9. Truesoldier__ on June 6th, 2014 8:23 pm

    And if you ever needed more proof of just how little, Dear Leader thinks of the troops just take a look at this:

    Obama Chomps On Gum During D-Day Anniversary Event

    The link has the video.
    http://weaselzippers.us/188765-obama-chomps-on-gu

  10. Marshall_Will on June 7th, 2014 12:51 am

    Personally, this is a m-i-s-t-a-k-e. Basically they're conceding that her husband's career is all washed up! Like they've given up on his residency altogether.

    And… what w/ the corner they've painted themselves into, what better a time to roll out the old squirrel politics of threatening Conservatives with Black Hillary?

    You know that is precisely what they were thinking. "If the threat of having Bubba's old [white] lady run freaks them out.., wait til they get a load of THIS?" It's all kabuki.

  11. Marshall_Will on June 7th, 2014 1:00 am

    "does not know yet whether identity theft has occurred, but “we’re diligently looking into…"

    People/workers write sh!t out [longhand] on scraps of notebook paper all the TIME. Don't you guys? Actually that happened to me onece. We live in a condo ( no garage ) so I was vacuuming and cleaning out the car at the local car wash.

    When I went to throw candy wrappers and Tecate` cans out, there it was! Right in the old dumpster. Talk about a "doc dump". Must've been a foot THICK of hospital patient files! I gave 'em back. These were actually printed, not hen scratched.

  12. Marshall_Will on June 7th, 2014 1:03 am

    He's thinking, "Booooring!"

    Just be glad it wasn't crotch salute time.

  13. Doug on June 7th, 2014 1:16 am

    Even if my family didn't already have health insurance, I'd be incredibly hesitant to sign up for what is essentially a glorified voter registration drive wearing a stethoscope for this very reason.

  14. Doug on June 7th, 2014 1:19 am

    Guessing it's Nicorette, which would raise the question, why would somebody who supposedly quit smoking years ago still need nicotine gum?

  15. Doug on June 7th, 2014 1:23 am

    If Obama were president during WWII, Hitler might still be in business after taking advantage of all the "five for one" prisoner swaps. And of course for every deserter given back by Germany ol' Adolph would be returned five Rommels.

  16. Marshall_Will on June 7th, 2014 2:01 am

    "glorified voter registration drive"

    +10

    Sure you didn't mean proctoscope?

  17. Marshall_Will on June 7th, 2014 2:03 am

    What 'I' thought! Chomping on that thing as impatiently as a starting pitcher at the WS.

  18. Marshall_Will on June 7th, 2014 2:04 am

    That's uh.., actually fairly accurate.

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  20. backwoodsconservative on June 7th, 2014 9:24 am

    That is what you need to find a Democrat voter's head.

  21. Truesoldier__ on June 7th, 2014 11:46 am

    Somehow I doubt that we would have even had the D-Day landing if Dear Leader had been president. There is no way his EPA would have ever let those landing craft land on such a pristine stretch of beach in France. Not to mention the huge "carbon footprint" that would have been caused by all the C-47's dropping the paratroopers in the surrounding area.

  22. backwoodsconservative on June 7th, 2014 11:58 am

    I wonder what a private conversation between Churchill and Obama would have sounded like. I don't think Obama would have enjoyed it.

  23. Truesoldier__ on June 7th, 2014 12:18 pm

    I don't think dear leader would have walked out of that conversation under his own power.

  24. Dean @ PlayersBlue.com on June 10th, 2014 8:05 am

    Dean @ PlayersBlue.com

    The Powers That Be

  25. Dick Steele on June 10th, 2014 10:49 pm

    Isn't there an opening for Ambassador to Libya?

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