This was the bad news Donald Trump was dreading.
The President’s poll numbers were improving and the President’s team thought Trump was the favorite to win re-election.
But then Michelle Obama said two words about 2020 that put Donald Trump on edge.
Michelle Obama appeared as Oprah Winfrey’s guest on a stop on “Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus” tour.
Winfrey and Obama held court before a massive crowd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Naturally the discussion turned to politics.
At one point, Michelle Obama discussed what parenting was like now that Barack Obama was no longer President.
Winfrey spoke for the partisan Democrat crowd by saying they all wished that Barack Obama was still President.
Michelle Obama responded by urging the crowd to “just vote.”
“Just vote y’all, that’s all I’m saying,” Obama continued. “Just vote.”
The former First Lady then claimed she did not want to get political but then launched into a stump speech about inspiring the next generation to take up the mantle of leadership – that included a dig at President Trump – that one would expect to hear from a candidate for office.
“To help them understand a broader sense of values that they can operate within because I do think that we are short on that right now, that our leaders are not paving a good path for what we want our kids to be,” Obama added. “I’m sorry to say that. I don’t want to make this political in any way.”
Michelle Obama has long denied any interest in running for President.
No pundits or political insiders actually believe Michelle Obama would enter the race and put her name on the ballot in the primaries.
But having the nomination handed to her on a silver platter at the convention?
That is a scenario many are willing to entertain.
After Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders essentially tied in Iowa, the Democrat race for President became a muddled mess.
Former frontrunner Joe Biden cratered in the polls.
And because of the Democrats’ rules – where delegates are awarded proportionally by virtue of a candidate’s share of the vote as long as they reach the 15 percent threshold – the odds of a contested convention increased dramatically.
The election forecasting website FiveThirtyEight.com lists a 27 percent chance of a brokered convention.
If the Democrats arrive in Milwaukee for their convention with no nominee, party powerbrokers could look outside the field of candidates that already failed to consolidate the Democrat Party electorate.
In that “break glass in case of emergency” situation, Michelle Obama is the only Democrat that could step in at the convention and accept the nomination without leaving a trail of hurt feelings in her wake.
Michelle Obama previewing a possible stump speech in Brooklyn shows she may be willing to step in if Democrats arrive at the convention in dire straits with no candidate having enough delegates to clinch the nomination.
Great American Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.