Is Michelle Obama considering running for a Senate seat in 2018? The First Lady is reported this week to be supported by a growing number of followers who believe that she should pursue politics herself after President Barack Obama leaves the White House. Pages Six News shares this Thursday, October 23, 2014, that an ideal slot some enthusiasts feel would be a great fit for the national figure is a California U.S. Senate seat once Dianne Feinstein steps down less than four years from now.
Although nothing is set in stone quite yet, there may be a vacant spot for First Lady Michelle Obama to fill if she was interested in running for a Senate position down the line. Dianne Feinstein is currently the oldest member of the prestigious legislative chamber at age 81, and she has been providing some firm hints that this shall be her last term in office. As a result, there will be a vacancy in time for the 2018 elections.
According to the press release, neither President Obama nor his wife Michelle have shared any details with the public regarding their next plans following his presidency term’s end in two years and two months, yet rumors are already circulating that California is a potential location. Where exactly in California? The source site suggests that Los Angeles may be a particularly likely spot for the two to get comfortable.
The reasons may not be purely political, but they could lead to a possible run for office with the First Lady in mind. If Michelle Obama can rally enough supporters — there is already a substantial number backing her at this early stage — such an idea could indeed become reality. Apparently, it would be a prime chance for the female leader to truly step into her own.
“Barack could golf year-round, and Michelle could emerge from his shadow after 20 years and retake control of her own life,” quoted an insider said to be “familiar with the couple’s thinking.” The statement goes on to announce, “Remember, Michelle is a Harvard-educated lawyer whose career was even more robust than Barack’s was when they met.”
Senate seat or not, California could be an ideal settling state for President Obama, his wife, and their two daughters once their days in the White House are over. It is currently speculated that Hawaii is too far away, Illinois is too morally bankrupt, and New York is too politically complex.
Offers one Democratic fundraiser, adds Pages Six News, “No one will complain about carpetbagging because Hillary Clinton raised millions of dollars in California when she ran for the Senate in New York.” Another commenter concluded: “It’s a shoo-in. A ham sandwich could get elected on the Democratic line in California.”
According to the Denver Channel, Michelle Obama isn’t only receiving some unasked for backing from some supporters, either. The First Lady is taking her own steps into the debate spotlight by taking part in another Senate race — that of the current election in Denver, Colorado. It seems that the celebrity figure has plans to organize rallies for her person of choice, Democratic Senator Mark Udall this Thursday.
Both Mrs. Obama and Hillary Clinton, the former U.S. Secretary of State, seem to be of similar viewpoints. (There were even rumors of the female duo running together for office when 2016 rolls around on the same ticket.) The First Lady’s arrival this week is scheduled only a few short days after Clinton held another major rally to gather Democratic support in Aurora. Democrats are reportedly hoping that a final push of base voters will help lead them to success, especially with more support from younger female audiences. As political enthusiasts may be aware, the Senate race in the state of Colorado is a major one each year it occurs, being well-known as a costly and often extremely competitive run for office.
Could you see Michelle Obama having a her own career in politics by 2018 after President Obama finishes his term in the White House? Do you think she should run for a U.S. Senate seat, especially if she does settle down with her family in California in the coming years?