The country dodged a bullet on this one.
Rumors have persisted for years – since President Obama first took office and then again, during his second term – that his wife, Michelle, would one day run for office, and perhaps, even take a shot at the White House herself.
In fact, some Democrats wanted her to run this time around, rather than the losing Hillary Clinton.
Well, Obama seemed to have shut the door on that notion – and really, that’s cause for cheer.
“Michelle will never run for office,” Obama said in an interview with Rolling Stone, as reported by Yahoo! News. “She is as talented a person as I know. You can see the incredible resonance she has with the American people. But I joke that she’s too sensible to want to be in politics.”
Thank goodness. The nation’s lunch-eating student population can breathe easy the nanny of all nannies won’t be sticking her nose into their school cafeterias any longer.
So next up for the exiting first family?
Obama said he’s going to write a book, and organize his presidential center to benefit the next generation of leaders.
And he also said he’s going to try and recapture the segment of voters that brought him into office but then abandoned him and went for Donald Trump this time around – the working class whites.
It doesn’t seem likely he will accomplish that any time soon, however.
Here’s what he said was to blame for his loss of the white working class vote, Yahoo! News reported: “Part of it is Fox News [is] in every bar and restaurant in big chunks of the country.”
Nice, Mr. President. So not only are you saying white working class voters are too stupid to think for themselves – not only are you saying Fox News is little more than a propaganda machine leading the ignorant down paths of anti-liberal policy. But you’re also suggesting the working white classes are bar-hoppers, simply drinking away their days while drooling at the television? rest easy, Republicans. The Democrats, even after the face-slapping they received at the polls this campaign season, just haven’t learned anything at all.
Source: Yahoo! News