Distraught by the successful presidential campaign of Donald Trump, who this week became the president-elect of the United States, some liberals have begun clamoring for a nightmare contender to rip him out of office come 2020.
Instead of looking to legitimate political opponents, however, these sad sacks have focused their gaze on first lady Michelle Obama.
“Obama fans agreed: If Clinton can’t be the first female president, then Mrs. Obama would be the perfect alternative, which is why thousands of people on Twitter were encouraging her to run for president in four years,” CBS News explained.
— J.R. Moody (@_senatormoody) November 9, 2016
“I truly hope #MichelleObama runs for president in 2020,” one user wrote.
“This would be the most iconic thing to ever happen in history #Michelle2020,” another tweeted.
— Natalie Evans (@NatalieEvans85) November 9, 2016
This broad support for her potential candidacy was not necessarily surprising, given that she reportedly enjoyed a 64 percent favorability rating that was significantly higher than the ratings for both her husband, President Barack Obama, and President-elect Donald Trump.
The problem, though, was that she had no intention of running. She had admitted as much, as had her husband.
“Let me tell you, there are three things that are certain in life: death, taxes and Michelle is not running for president,” he said in January in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. “That I can tell you.”
Speaking at a Bay Area fundraiser last February for the Democrat National Committee, he did promise that he and his wife planned to remain “very active in the public life of this country” after leaving office, according to PJ Media.
Eh, it would be preferable if they were both to simply exit the public sphere for good …
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