She’s running! But maybe not in the way that some people have speculated or would like to see.
Speculation has been rife that former First Lady Michelle Obama will jump into the 2020 presidential race and unite the clearly divided party.
Obama has obviously not entered the race nor does it look like she plans to.
But she did plan to hit the campaign trail in the battleground state of Michigan later this month under the guise of boosting voter turnout but canceled amid fears of the coronavirus, The Hill reported.
Obama, who co-chairs “When We All Vote,” planned to visit Detroit on March 27 to host the event at the University of Detroit Mercy.
Fox 17 recently reported:
It’s open to the organization’s volunteers and partners, as well as educators, college students, and high school students who are eligible to vote.
Obama has canceled this particular event in Michigan amid fears of the coronavirus, but the overall tour comes on the heels of an increasingly divided Democratic primary process and the possibility of a brokered convention later this summer.
The former first lady jumping into the 2020 fray also comes as the Democratic field has been winnowing, but the party is still clearly divided.
The race on the Democrats side is now between former Vice President Joe Biden and socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Democrats have been worried that Sanders could secure the party’s nomination.
Internal polls reportedly showed that if Sanders secures the nomination, he could harm swing district Democrats who will be on the ballot in November.
In what looks like a move to protect their control of the U.S. House, two Florida Democrats are suing to block Sanders from the state’s March 17 presidential primary.
They say Sanders is an Independent, not a Democrat, and should not be allowed on the ballot.
In a lawsuit filed Monday in circuit court in Leon County, the plaintiffs ask that Sanders be disqualified from the Democratic primary because he’s a declared independent.
The complaint also seeks to prevent state election officials from counting any votes Sanders has already received. More than 244,000 Democrats have already voted by mail in Florida.
Karen Gievers, a former circuit court judge representing Frank Bach and George Brown, both Tallahassee Democrats, said Sanders should not be allowed on the Democratic ballot.
“Florida law gives political parties leeway to decide which candidates can appear on a party’s primary ballot, and the Florida Democratic Party last year chose to include major candidates with national attention and national reach,” Politico reported.
So does that mean the Obamas will be throwing their support behind Biden? No one knows.
Biden served as former President Barack Obama’s vice president for eight years.
Yet, the Obamas have not come out in support of Biden’s campaign.
It was reported back in August that Obama told Biden that running for president would be the biggest mistake of his life.
Who knows what Michelle Obama’s real plans and intentions are for this election. Maybe she’ll jump in the race, or maybe she won’t.