LIVE POLL: Michelle Obama for president 2020?


Hillary Clinton’s loss on US Presidential Elections 2016 has many of her supporters wondering what’s next. Some hope Michelle Obama, a powerful Clinton surrogate and consistently popular first lady, could be persuaded to run for president in 2020.

In the wake of Donald Trump’s surprise victory on Election Day, some disappointed Democrats hope they can persuade Michelle Obama to run for President in 2020.

Using the hashtag #Michelle2020, Americans took to social media to express their support for the first lady’s candidacy four years from now. Some called her “the best thing to ever happen to the White House.” Others created slogans for Mrs. Obama’s candidacy that parody Mr. Trump’s “Make America Great Again,” from “Make America Safe Again” to “Make the World Great Again.”

There’s just one issue: Obama herself has repeatedly stated that she has no desire to become president. Some may hope that her attitude has changed now that Mr. Trump has been elected, seeing her as the right person to heal the divisions highlighted by this election cycle.

But supporters may be able to draw hope from Obama’s first joint appearance with Hillary Clinton. If the need to support Clinton won out over her dislike of campaigning, could it also impel her to seek the presidency in 2020?


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