The internet really wants Michelle Obama to run for presidency come 2020
Hours after Donald Trump was elected president early Wednesday,
Hillary Clinton supporters who were ready for the first female president
were already setting their eyes on another powerful figure to represent
women: First Lady Michelle Obama.
Obama fans agreed: if Clinton
can’t be the first female president, then Mrs. Obama would be the
perfect alternative, which is why thousands of people on Twitter were
encouraging her to run for president in four years.
#Michelle2020 began trending early Wednesday, and pleas for the first
lady to consider running for president in four years continued
throughout the day.
“I truly hope #MichelleObama runs for president in 2020,” one user wrote.
“This would be the most iconic thing to ever happen in history #Michelle2020,” another tweeted.
Dozens of people shared inspirational videos of Mrs. Obama, and some even created their own 2020 campaign posters.
It’s no surprise that people are turning to Mrs. Obama. The popular
first lady has a favorable rating of 64 percent — that’s higher than
both President Obama and President-elect Trump, according to a recent Gallup poll.
the pleas, the chances Mrs. Obama returns to the White House appear to
be slim — at least, that’s what Mr. Obama has said in the past.
an event at a high school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in early January,
an audience member asked the president since he can’t run for another
term, can voters convince his wife to launch a White House bid.
“No, no,” Mr. Obama said. “No, no, no … no, no.”
And as if those “no’s” weren’t enough, the president continued to shoot down the idea.
me tell you, there are three things that are certain in life: death,
taxes and Michelle is not running for president. That, I can tell you,”
However, he did predict that the ex-first lady will be
“really active” after leaving the White House. So, it doesn’t look like
Mrs. Obama will disappear from the spotlight anytime soon.