Political committees form in support of political run by First Lady..Biden says “possible”
While First Lady Michelle Obama and the president have repeatedly shot down the notion that the first lady would ever consider running for political office — let alone the presidency — that hasn’t stopped political committees from filing with the Federal Elections Commission to support a potential candidacy.
One of the groups, Ready for Michelle PAC, filed with the elections commission on Oct. 31 and says on its website that its goal is to “get the ball rolling by identifying a network of supporters, volunteers, and donors” to support the first lady should she seek public office. Donald Garrett, who leads the group, told ABC News that the group has currently collected about 1,000 signatures though an online petition, in addition to just under $1000.
The only catch, as the group itself acknowledges, is that the first lady would have to be convinced to run.
“If she can be convinced to run, we can provide her with an early advantage against any opponents,” the website says.
But that could be a tall order.
As recently as the day after Election Day, President Obama ruled out the possibility that his wife would ever enter the political arena.
“Michelle will never run for office,” President Obama told Rolling Stone magazine in an interview Nov. 9. “You can see the incredible resonance she has with the American people. But I joke that she’s too sensible to want to be in politics.”
The name of the group, Ready for Michelle, harks back to the early calls for Hillary Clinton to seek the presidency. The super PAC Ready for Hillary formed shortly after Clinton stepped down as secretary of state.
Two other groups, Ready for Michelle 2020 and Friends of Michelle 2020, have also filed with the elections commission within the last month.
“Let’s put an Obama back in the White House in 2020,” says the Ready for Michelle 2020 website.
The web address listed on Friends of Michelle 2020’s FEC filing isn’t currently operable.
Asked if he was kidding about running, the 74-year-old paused before saying he is “not committing not to run.”
“I am not committed to anything,” he added. “I learned a long time ago, fate has a strange way of intervening.”
It would be surprising if Biden decided to continue his decadeslong political career, which many assumed would end once President Obama and he leave the White House next month.
Biden will be 78 in 2020 and would by far be the oldest person ever to win a major-party presidential nomination if he became the Democrats’ standard-bearer.
After months of toying with a presidential run this cycle, Biden announced last October that he would not mount a bid. He said he ran out of time “necessary to mount a winning campaign” while mourning the loss of his son, Beau, to cancer.
He instead spent 2016 campaigning for Hillary Clinton.
seriously..there is nobody else who could win it?
even the geriatric isnt ruling it out..