With Joe Biden’s approval rating still in the toilet, speculation has run rampant that Michelle Obama could try to swoop in at the last minute and replace him as Democrats’ nominee.
Many believe she started to make her move this past week.
Amidst numerous polls that have continuously shown roughly 75% of American voters – Democrats included – do not believe President Joe Biden is fit to serve another term in office, panic has started to set in amongst the Democrat establishment.
As such, The Washington Post recently released a report that exposed the fact that former President Barack Obama visited the White House in recent months for a private meeting with Biden in which he expressed concern about his 2024 re-election campaign.
According to the report, Obama grew “animated” when discussing the prospect of former President Donald Trump’s potential return to the White House, and urged Biden to hire some of his former campaign officials to bolster his efforts.
Days later, former First Lady Michelle Obama randomly sat for a podcast interview in which she discussed the 2024 Presidential election at length, including expressing how “terrified” she is about the potential of a Trump victory, and even discussing many of the top issues at play.
Needless to say, many saw the one-two punch of the Obama-Biden meeting leaking to The Washington Post, and the rare public appearance from the former First Lady, as the potential start of a Michelle Obama Presidential run.
Fox News’ Jesse Watters was among those who believes the Obamas’ actions were no an accident, and explained exactly why he believes this is a “hostile takeover.”
“I think it’s a hostile takeover because there is no Biden campaign,” Watters said. “It doesn’t exist. There’s barely any staff. He doesn’t go anywhere. He doesn’t go anywhere, Jessica [Tarlov]. And I think the Obamas are flabbergasted that Joe keeps saying ‘we’ve got this,’ when he clearly doesn’t have this. The guy got so lucky. You only won because last time because of a once in a 100-year pandemic, and then Big Intel election interference is the only way he got to the White House.”
Watters went on to add that even if this isn’t an outright effort to take the Democrat nomination from Biden, it could still be the Obamas’ way of putting the former First Lady forward as a potential emergency alternative.
“So I heard Michelle Obama do an hour-long podcast yesterday,” he added. “And she’s talking about Gaza, she’s talking about the border, she’s talking about what keeps her up at night. This may be even her saying ‘Look, I’m option two’ if the convention rolls around and Joe hits his head again. I’m not saying it’s going to happen, but she is putting herself out there, as they say.”
The Fox News host even proceeded to follow-up his performance on The Five by doubling down on the idea during his Jesse Watters Primetime show later that night.
The Obamas are staging a hostile takeover. Michelle and Barack are taking over. And Michelle is now sending out the bat signal. If I were Joe Biden, I don’t know who I’d fear more: her or Trump. pic.twitter.com/o5JlnVG2Cr
— Jesse Watters (@JesseBWatters) January 9, 2024
With President Biden limping into 2024, Democrats are running out of time to make a change before November’s General Election.
But Michelle Obama is possibly the only Democrat who could swoop in at the last minute and instantly reinvigorate the Democrat base, so it would be wise for Republicans to not discount the threat.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.