Michelle Obama was asked to make one 2020 decision that has Donald Trump nervous
The field of Democrats running against Donald Trump may not yet be set in stone.
There still could be one more surprise entrant in the field.
And that’s because Michelle Obama was asked to make one 2020 decision that has Donald Trump nervous.
The Democrats’ big money donors and top political strategists are worried about the current crop of candidates.
Joe Biden appears too weak and Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are too socialist.
That’s led some of the party big shots to hunt around for another candidate.
And some are even feeling out if former First Lady Michelle Obama would enter the race.
The New York Times reports:
When a half-dozen Democratic donors gathered at the Whitby Hotel in Manhattan last week, the dinner began with a discussion of which presidential candidates the contributors liked. But as conversations among influential Democrats often go these days, the meeting quickly evolved into a discussion of who was not in the race — but could be lured in.
Would Hillary Clinton get in, the contributors wondered, and how about Michael R. Bloomberg, the former New York mayor? One person even mused whether Michelle Obama would consider a late entry, according to two people who attended the event, which was hosted by the progressive group American Bridge.
It’s that time of the election season for Democrats.
“Since the last debate, just anecdotally, I’ve had five or six people ask me: ‘Is there anybody else?’” said Leah Daughtry, a longtime Democrat who has run two of the party’s recent conventions.
Michelle Obama repeatedly denied any interest in ever running for public office.
But the fact that Democrats still hope she will enter the race completely undercuts the Fake News Media narrative that Donald Trump is an underdog to Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, or Bernie Sanders.