Democratic supporters are pitching First Lady Michelle Obama for 2020 elections. This is after Republican nominee Donald Trump crossed out Hillary Clinton?s hopes as the first woman president.
The hashtag #Michelle2020 started picking up traction early Wednesday morning, as it became clear Trump will now become the 45th President of the United States. Pleas for Obama to consider running for president in 2020 continued throughout the day with more and more people adding their voice and support to the movement.
Dozens of people shared inspirational videos of Mrs. Obama, and some even created their own 2020 campaign posters. After all, Obama served as a fierce advocate for Hillary in the campaign trail. She criticized Trump?s remarks strongly, saying his bragging about sexual assaults “shook her to the core”.
Having served as a First Lady for eight years, many feel she would be the perfect choice. Michelle has often enjoyed high popularity relative to other public officials. Recent Gallup
Poll pegged her favorability rating at 64 percent, that is significantly higher than that of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, or even her husband.
Should Obama be selected as a candidate, she would ignite hopes of the United States seeing its first ever black female president.
Michelle Not Interested?
Despite the immense support, the chances Mrs. Obama returning to the White House seem to be pretty slim. In March, she said she had no interest in the top job. At the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, the first lady made it clear that she has no designs on the presidency.
“I will not run for president. No, nope, not going to do it,” Obama said. Obama made it clear that she despises politics and also cited her children as a reason not to seek the office.
Mr. Obama, too, confirmed the same revealing that his wife would ?never? put herself forward for the job.
He said, ?She will never run for office. She is as talented and brilliant a person as there is and I could not be prouder of her, but Michelle does not have the patience or the inclination to actually be a candidate herself.?
Bernie Sanders 2020?
In addition, equal enthusiasm was present on social media for Bernie Sanders to run for Presidential Elections in 2020. Senator Sander, who narrowly lost the Democratic primary to Hillary Clinton, said to the Associated Press that he is not ruling out anything but added that four years is still a pretty long time from now.
?We?ll take one thing at a time,? the Vermont senator said.
Sanders also went to blast the Democratic Party leadership for ignoring the working class people.
?It is an embarrassment, I think, to the entire of Democratic Party that millions of white working-class people decided to vote for Mr. Trump, which suggests that the Democratic message of standing up for working people no longer holds much sway among workers in this country,? Sanders told the AP.
Who do you think is the right choice? Senator Bernie Sanders or Michelle Obama?