Karl Rove says Michelle Obama won’t try to replace Biden

A prime Republican strategist slapped down worry that former first girl Michelle Obama could usurp the Democratic presidential nod from President Biden on the final minute.

“No — look, she hates politics. Learn her autobiography,” Rove countered to Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Co.”

“She didn’t need her husband to run for the state Senate. She didn’t need him to run for the presidency. She’s not a political animal.”

Hypothesis has swirled, even amongst some distinguished Republicans, that Democrats are in search of somebody to interchange Biden, 81, amid consternation about his age — in addition to his steady stream of verbal flubs and flagrant mishaps.

Again within the 2020 presidential election cycle, some conservative detractors equally floated a idea that Michelle Obama might swoop in on the Democratic Nationwide Conference and be part of the presidential ticket.

Rove, who served as President George W. Bush’s deputy chief of employees, argued {that a} hypothetical Michelle Obama candidacy would get overshadowed by issues about her being a proxy for her husband.

“Folks would say that’s Barack attempting to get a 3rd time period as president, and so they wouldn’t go for it,” Rove contended.

Michelle Obama has largely stayed out of the political limelight since her husband left the White Home. Jay Shetty Podcast

“It is a bizarre obsession of the conspiratorial proper — and it’s simply lunacy, pure lunacy.”

Since her husband departed the White Home in early 2017, Michelle Obama has remained a deeply popular figure in politics, significantly on the left.

Rove additional hearkened again to the theories floating round in 2020.

“They thought someway or one other, Biden was going to be pushed apart by Obama, Andrew Cuomo was going to be the Democratic candidate, and his operating mate was going to be Michelle Obama,” Rove recounted.

“She loves the life she’s received.”

Donald Trump has personally dabbled in theories that Joe Biden received’t be the nominee. Getty Photographs

Whereas Rove isn’t too involved about her staging a last-minute entrance into the 2024 enviornment, he’s additionally not totally satisfied that the election is a sealed deal for Biden.

“One thing inside me says anyone goes to get up on that aspect, Jill Biden or possibly his sister, Valerie Biden-Owens, and say, ‘You already know, Joe, this isn’t the way in which so that you can go down within the historical past books, step apart and let anyone else be chosen on the conference,’” Rove surmised.

Biden has lengthy maintained a robust grip on the Democratic nod and simply crushed his longshot rivals in South Carolina, Nevada and the unsanctioned New Hampshire contests.

On Wednesday, non secular creator Marianne Williamson dropped her bid for the White Home.

President Biden has had a robust grip on the Democratic presidential nomination. AP

Contested conventions are exceedingly uncommon within the trendy period. The Democratic Nationwide Conference is ready to happen from Aug. 19 to 22.

Joe Biden thinks he’s the one one that can beat Donald Trump within the Democratic Occasion. He could be the solely one that can lose to Donald Trump within the Democratic Occasion,” Rove added.

“I simply suppose the Democrats should not going to permit this to proceed.” 


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