The Democratic Party needs a hero. The party is divided and so busy fighting Trump’s ridiculous actions as President, they’ve lost their message, their goals, their unity. Michelle Obama running for President in 2020 would pull the Democrats back together and propel them into the future.
As of right now, the only person who has officially announced his presidential candidacy is Representative John Delaney (D-MD). Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) have begun fundraising nationally. Former Vice President Joe Biden has been putting together a national email database to keep direct communication with those who support him.
None of those presidential possibilities has the experience or support that the former First Lady would have, should she chose to run.
Many Democrats are unhappy with the way things are being handled since Trump took office. Major Democratic donor, Marc Lasry, spoke with the New York Times and said, “It’s gotten ridiculous,” and the Democrats “need a clearer message about what they want to do, not just about opposing Trump.”
We need an alternative plan to unite our party if Democrats have any chance of gaining seats back in the 2018 midterms, never mind winning the White House back in 2020.
Michelle Obama is seen as a strong leader and has massive popularity in America, as well as the world. Polls have shown how well respected she is and almost the entire Democratic Party would follow her.
According to a USA Today/Gallup poll published in January 2017, Michelle Obama left the White House with a 68% favorability rating, compared to 58% for President Obama and 61% for Vice President Biden.
Michelle Obama doesn’t face any of the ethical issues that plagued Hillary Clinton’s campaign either, which would give her a markedly large advantage.
Analyst Douglas E. Shoen said, “I believe that she [Michelle Obama] is the candidate the divided Democratic Party needs. Otherwise, the party could well rip itself apart.”