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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Michelle for President?

After last night, a good deal of speculation, or just dreaming, about the First Lady running for office, or the office, some day, and well, we do have the example of Hillary. Biographer Jodi Kantor says she'll "eat" her recent best-selling book if that happens but Frank Rich in a post at New York observes:  "Michelle Obama is going to be a tough act for anyone to follow now and in the future; if Hillary Clinton is really contemplating a presidential run, as the inevitable convention-week bloviation has it, you have to wonder where the current First Lady might fit into the political mix in 2016."

John Cassidy of The New Yorker closes his new piece this way:
So, let us praise Michelle Obama, a tall, glamorous, intelligent, and strong-minded daughter of the Windy City who finally came into her own, without any apologies or histrionics. She may well be sincere when she says that she has no political ambitions of her own. But after Tuesday evening, the option will always be there.

More of my convention coverage and other stuff here.

1 comment:

Bill said...

Where's Michelle Obama going to be politically in 2016? Invisible, blocked by the Copyright Police again?