Former First Lady Michelle Obama has reportedly been gauging the interest of high-level Democratic donors in New York to assess their support for a potential 2024 presidential run, according to insights by New York Times columnist Cindy Adams. The plan, as reported by Adams, involves a scenario in which President Joe Biden steps aside in May, allowing Michelle Obama to capture the Democratic Party’s nomination at its national convention in August.
Adams claims that her sources have confirmed that Obama has polled donors and that these sources are “credible sources few have access to and usually not meant for the noses of the media.” This news comes after Michelle Obama expressed her concerns about the possibility of a second Trump presidency, stating that she is “terrified” about what could happen in the next election.
The speculation surrounding Michelle Obama’s potential candidacy adds to earlier comments by former Obama advisor David Axelrod, who suggested that it may not be wise for President Biden to run for reelection. This comment caused outrage among Biden and his staff and led Axelrod to clarify that he was not encouraging Biden to drop out.
If Biden were to exit the national stage, Michelle Obama would still need to compete with Vice President Kamala Harris, who has defended Biden and stated that he is “very much alive” despite low approval ratings.
As the race for the 2024 Democratic nomination heats up, Michelle Obama’s potential candidacy could shake up the political landscape and bring a new level of excitement to the race.
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