Is First Lady Michelle Obama looking at a Senate run in the future? The latest political rumors suggest that President Obama’s wife might be vying after a 2018 spot — or at least that supporters are hoping she may do so in California during the next major election year. News Max also shares this Monday, October 27, 2014, that unidentified insiders from Orb Magazine have suggested that President Obama and his family may be western state bound once his second term in the White House is over.
Senator Michelle Obama — does the title have a ring to it? It seems that being the First Lady may not be the end of the leadership line for the Obama matriarch, whose Senate run is being speculated among the public this week. The latest gossip is suggesting that she is potentially “considering” to tackle a Senate position in less than four years’ time, and moving to California is a “smart” idea, as it will be the place from which she might do so.
They have not been identified, but alleged sources from Orb Magazine have claimed that the Obamas are thinking about moving west to California once Barack is no longer the U.S. President. Apparently, reveals the report, Michelle Obama is being strongly encouraged by some in the Democratic party to weigh her options in potentially running for a Senate seat.
In a realistic context, how might the First Lady achieve such a coveted title? It all comes down to a current Democratic Senator, Dianne Feinstein, possibly stepping down from her role. The 81-year-old woman is the oldest member of the prestigious legislative group, and many are thinking that she will be removing herself from the chamber when the 2018 nominations come around. At that time, Feinstein will have just turned 85 years old.
Does this mean Michelle Obama would have an open slot to take her place? According to the CS Monitor this evening, supporters who believe that Michelle should run for a Senate seat are under the impression that California would be a very effective background for her to rally backers. Orb Magazine cites the general people of California having highly Democratic ties and leanings politically. In addition, the tabloid notes that with President Obama’s current support and resources, she would be well-equipped with “stature, broad appeal and fundraising connections.”
As for current Senator Dianne Feinstein, she has said very little of the rumors surrounding the First Lady’s possible consideration of running for the important legislative seat. Feinstein recently noted to the “State of the Union” this weekend that she has not formally made a decision whether she will step down from her position when 2018 rolls around, nor the new speculation surrounding the Obamas. The political figure did call the idea “flattering,” however.
“I have no idea what I’m going to be doing in 2018,” Feinstein replied to a question. “That’s four years from now, and that’s one of the nice things about a six-year term. I’ve served two years of my term and you know, I’ll make a decision in due time. I’m flattered, if that should be true. Somehow I do not believe it is true, but I would be flattered if it were.”
Apparently, concludes the Orb’s alleged insiders, the Obamas are interested in being Los Angeles bound, as the city would allow Barack some sightseeing while Michelle would automatically achieve residency necessities if she did ever elect to have a future Senate run.
Back in 1999, former First Lady Hillary Clinton moved with former President Bill Clinton to New York, a wise location change which later allowed a successful Senate seat run in the same state the following year. Hillary Clinton is also in the political spotlight this week for her remarks slamming trickle-down economic theories and saying that businesses do not necessarily create jobs.
Can you see a Michelle Obama Senate run this 2018? With her lawyer background and evident experience with political affairs being in the White House for several years now, she certainly has the credentials. Do you think that the First Lady might consider running for this important position (possibly in California), and if so, might she be victorious?