In the run-up to the 2020 presidential election primaries, it is beyond obvious that the Democrats are in trouble. The field running for leader of the free world is rife with leftists, hardcore socialists, and creepy old men. Frankly, there isn’t one person in the field who could mount an offensive against the incumbent, President Donald Trump, and make a dent in the Electoral College victory the polls suggest is in the making.
That being the case, Democrats have been publicly and actively trying to recruit another name recognized person to lead the charge and run for president. Their chosen figure: former First Lady Michelle Obama.
This week she gave her answer.
In a new interview published in Amtrak’s magazine The National, Obama sat down with 12-year-old journalist Hilde Lysiak to promote her Better Make Room campaign aimed at engaging college students.
Lysiak pressed Obama about seeking the highest office in the land, something she has previously expressed no interest in.
“A lot of people want you to run for president. You’ve publicly said that you aren’t interested, but everyone says that until they actually run,” Lysiak said. “Just between us, if you thought the country needed you and you thought you could really help our nation, is there even a one percent chance you’d consider running?”
“Just between us, and the readers of this magazine — there’s zero chance,” Obama responded. “There are so many ways to improve this country and build a better world, and I keep doing plenty of them, from working with young people to helping families lead healthier lives. But sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office will never be one of them. It’s just not for me.”
That’s an awful lot of words for a woman who is just saying no, she has no interest in being president.
There are still many people who think she will be the candidate on the top of the Democrat ticket, but it certainly sounds like Mrs. Obama either doesn’t want the job or is setting an example of how to play hard to get.