It’s been a few years since Michelle Obama was in the public spotlight.
After stepping away for a while, she’s about to make a comeback.
And Barack Obama is getting frantic calls from the White House after this major announcement from his wife Michelle.
Michelle Obama just announced that she will be visiting six cities to promote her new book, The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times.
Obama will embark on the book tour the week after the Midterm elections, where she’ll be joined by celebrities like Oprah, Conan O’Brien, David Letterman, and Ellen DeGeneres.
Oprah Winfrey, David Letterman and Ellen DeGeneres are among the celebrity moderators joining former First Lady Michelle Obama on a monthlong, six-city theater tour for her upcoming book, “The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times,” out Nov. 15.
Why it matters: The tour, which has its own branding (above), is a sequel to an arena tour that was part of the blockbuster success of her first book, “Becoming,” which sold 2 million copies in all formats in the first two weeks, and was the bestselling book of 2018.
Other moderators include Conan O’Brien, Tracee Ellis Ross, Gayle King and Michele Norris, “Today” show co-host Hoda Kotb, poet Elizabeth Alexander and advocate Heather McGhee, AP’s Hillel Italie writes.
Given how the tour begins the week following the Midterms, many are wondering if this is really a soft launch for a 2024 White House run.
Of course, Biden claims he is running for a second term.
But polls show he is deeply unpopular and more and more Democrats want to replace him in 2024 with someone new.
And the same polls show Michelle Obama would be a top contender in a Primary.
The tour kicks off in Washington, D.C. the week after the Midterm elections.
Since all eyes will be on Congress at that time, this gives her maximum public exposure in the spotlight.
After the Washington, D.C. Swamp, Obama travels to two big cities in critical swing states, Atlanta and Philadelphia.
The tour wraps up in San Francisco and Los Angeles, two major fundraising hubs for Democrats.
In the past, Obama said she had no desire to run for President.
But if Trump runs for President again and polls show he will defeat Joe Biden or any of the other Democrat challengers, Michelle Obama could change her mind since she would be the biggest and most popular name in the Party.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.