Earlier this month, in You Knew I Was A Rattlesnake, I explored the possibility of a “Draft Hillary,” or more likely, a “Draft Michelle” imperative at the upcoming 2020 Democrat nominating convention. I wrote:
The media will, as they did in 2016, produce fake news and polls that show whoever gets the D/S/C nomination the inevitable winner by a landslide, but Americans trust the media even less than they did in 2016, and that miniscule trust is diminishing by the day.
It remains possible, even likely, Elizabeth Warren could win the nomination, and if she does, the D/S/C establishment has a very real problem. She will not move to the center, and if she does, the Trump campaign has hours and hours of her continually more radical pronouncements for campaign ads. Rational political strategists will surely realize none of their candidates can beat Donald Trump and the American economy, which is why they’re hoping against hope for a recession.
So let us imagine, gentle readers, the Democrat convention. None of the candidates are likely to beat Trump—another loss would make Trump Derangement Syndrome seem like a little temporary, mild anxiety–and the precedent of throwing their own under the campaign bus is well established. What to do? Bring in the dark horse savior! And so we arrive at Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama.
And no, I’m not referring to Michelle Obama’s race. A “Dark Horse” is a common idiom for someone who wins unexpectedly. With the recent revelation that confirmed the bias that has, for years, been blatantly apparent, CNN’s journalistic credibility—which could easily fit in a thimble—is likely to crash dive to new depths. The rest of the Lamestream Media isn’t doing much better, but back to my earlier article:
Michelle Obama, would, in many respects, be a D/S/C dream candidate. She’s female and she’s black, and isn’t it about time for a black female president? Because of an adoring, tongue-bathing, “just look at her arms!” press, she has high approval ratings, and above all, she has no voting trail, or any policy positions stuck in the public consciousness, apart from forcing school districts to throw away tons of food kids wouldn’t eat. Many D/S/Cs would see her as certain to continue Barack’s legacy—what little there is left of it—and would surely think he’d be a power behind the throne, in a sort of Clintonian ‘two for one’ sense. D/S/Cs could also be mollified by the fact that her college papers so carefully hidden all these years reveal a committed Socialist/Marxist.
Of the two, D/S/Cs are more likely to go for Obama. Having taken no widely disseminated Marxist positions prior to being acclaimed the nominee, her college grades, connections and writings safely hidden away, she can lie her as…er, arms…off after the convention, saying whatever is necessary to beat Trump. There won’t be any film catalogue of insane positions/gaffes for the Trump campaign to exploit. She can use the Barackian tactic of high-sounding, meaningless rhetoric, making aspirational but feckless promises. The base of the D/S/C Party would presumably keep quiet, knowing she was lying, and knowing she’d reveal her true colors once elected. They would not be red, white and blue.
I also noted it was entirely possible this scenario would never come to pass, particularly if Elizabeth Warren gets the nomination, as circa late-October 2019, seems the most likely possibility. Michael Bloomberg is sending up trial balloons about getting into the D/S/C race, though even if he does, it’s unlikely he could overtake Warren. However, a recent poll suggests my less than fanciful musings might just be more possible than not:
Former first lady Michelle Obama repeatedly has stated there’s ‘zero chance’ she would run for president in 2020 — but a new poll in New Hampshire, the state holding the first primary in the race for the White House, suggested that if Obama changed her mind, she would enter the race as the front-runner.
The Boston Herald-Franklin Pierce University survey, released on Monday, indicated a three-way tie for the top spot in New Hampshire — with Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 25 percent support, former Vice President Joe Biden at 24 percent, and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont at 22 percent.
But, if Obama hypothetically jumped into the race, the poll suggested she would grab 26 percent support of likely Democratic primary voters in the Granite State, with Warren and Biden at 20 percent and Sanders at 15 percent.
This, gentle readers, is known as battlespace preparation–setting the stage for victory.
Michelle Obama has indeed—publically—claimed she has no interest in the presidency, but if the D/S/C Party found itself with a candidate they knew couldn’t defeat Trump? Their impeachment circus is not for a moment designed to remove President Trump from office. Not only do the D/S/Cs know there is no actual evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors, they know they’d never get the votes in the Senate necessary to remove him. The entire effort is focused on trying to politically damage Trump enough to help one of their grossly unelectable socialist/communists slither across the electoral finish line.
At the moment, they’re faced with an Elizabeth Warren candidacy. In screaming UKRAINE!, they’ve torpedoed Gropin’ Joe Biden, whose son Snortin’ Hunter Biden has said he didn’t do anything wrong and has promised not to do anything wrong anymore/again. Warren’s the strongest of a particularly pathetic field, but no match for Trump in an honest contest. They don’t intend to have an honest contest. She is indeed sufficiently socialist/communist for the D/S/C base, or at the least, close enough for them to hold their noses and vote, but considering how far Left the entire party has galloped, even she isn’t an ideal candidate. Worse, there are all those ridiculous lies she’s told, to say nothing of more that will almost certainly be discovered between now and November of 2020. She carries a great deal of increasingly heavy political baggage.
Drafted against her will—how sad!–but nobly willing to sacrifice herself to accept to save the country from liberty, the rule of law and prosperity, Michelle Obama would stride manfully onstage dressed as a lizard thigh boot-clad banana to thunderous applause, having suffered none of the interminable D/S/C debates. Saved from having to agree with the other candidates in their rush to build another Venezuela, she could appear somewhat American–if one doesn’t look too closely or for too long. She has scant political baggage, and she recently published a book that would be endlessly excerpted by the media in embarrassingly gushing prose.
The media, which has long ago taken sides, would pull out all the stops to boost her as much as possible. We would witness an entirely new definition of softball, tongue bathing interviews, even surpassing the “why are you so wonderful?” standard of media Hillary interviews. After all, Barack Obama was the D/S/C messiah. Wouldn’t some of that rub off on Michelle? Isn’t she, by association, at least a demi-god? Surely Barack and Michelle haven’t been planning anything like this? They’re not the type of people to engage in such Machiavellian intrigues. Are they?
But what of poor Hillary? She’s yesterday’s news. She had two chances and blew them both, once to Barack Obama. D/S/Cs are smart enough to know she’d have even less chance than Warren. Given a third chance, Lord only knows how she’d alienate half of America. What’s left after “deplorables?” Calling everybody a Russian asset? Oh, wait. She’s already doing that. They, and I, are sure she’d come up with something even more insulting, and while D/S/Cs would believe it about normal Americans, they learned–barely–making their loathing for the non-elite that public isn’t a good electoral strategy. Smugly satisfying, yes; productive, no. If they’re smart, they’d also be worried about who else would have to suddenly commit suicide to keep Bill “I feel your pain, and your breasts” Clinton’s escapades under wraps. The image of “The First Horndog” should give even D/S.Cs pause. Oh, and they’re certainly worried about what the Inspector General and AG Barr are going to spring on them prior to the election. Hillary and her thuggish minions likely aren’t going to escape unscathed an investigation by a DOJ not in the tank for her.
But maybe, gentle readers, just maybe, the D/S/Cs will have learned from 2016, and they’ll stick with the one what brung them. Maybe they won’t rig the nomination.
Right. Have I mentioned I’m a Nigerian prince in exile, and if you give me your bank account numbers, I’ll deposit millions?
Take this link to Legal Insurrection where Prof. Jacobson has also seen the possibility (probability?) of an Obama draft.