Democrats were counting on Michelle Obama to save them.
They need a candidate to run against Donald Trump in 2020 and their base was dying for it to be Michelle Obama.
But she just destroyed the Party’s chances with one announcement.
Michelle Obama has always claimed to hate politics.
But critics questioned this based on how heartily she threw herself into both of her husband’s campaigns and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 effort.
Swooning members of the media gave her rave reviews for her “powerful” appearances on the trails.
And they began to hope deep down in their hearts that she would run for President herself.
But it will not be the case.
Michelle Obama emphatically ruled out running for office.
The Washington Examiner reports:
“Former first lady Michelle Obama shot down speculation that she would run for office during a speech in Orlando Thursday.
In her first speech since her husband left office, she told the America Institute of Architecture convention in Orlando that she didn’t want to subject her daughters, Sasha and Malia, to the strains of campaigning and being in the public eye again.
“It’s all well and good until you start running, and then the knives come out,” she said. “I wouldn’t ask my children to do this again because, when you run for higher office, it’s not just you, it’s your whole family.”
The former First Lady’s speaking engagement in Orlando was already the subject of controversy.
It was her first paid speech since leaving the White House.
And it dredged up memories of the controversy created by Bill and Hillary Clinton when they fattened their bank accounts with tens of millions of dollars in speaking fees after they left the White House.
Some experts claimed this would damage the Obama-brand with liberals since it would give the appearance that both Barack and Michelle are just typical politicians who will trade off their name to charge outrageous rates for speeches.
Barack Obama ran into this when it was reported he was charging $400,000 for a speech organized by Wall Street bankers.
Paid speeches were a sign Michelle Obama was not running for office.
So were comments made by Barack Obama after he left the White House.
He repeatedly said Michelle Obama would not be running for President.
But media speculation continued to follow the former First Lady.
It was more an expression of hope by the media and Democrat base that they just had to suck it up and wait out Trump’s four years in office before they could experience an Obama restoration.
However, they now know it will never happen.
Michelle Obama crushed their hopes once-and-for-all.