Ramaswamy says Biden special counsel report brings Dems closer to Michelle Obama replacement

 February 13, 2024

Former GOP presidential candidate and tech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy told Fox News Digital that he thinks the special counsel report that characterized President Joe Biden as an "elderly man with a poor memory" brought the Democrats one step closer to replacing Biden with Michelle Obama as the Democrat nominee in 2024.

Ramaswamy said repeatedly on the campaign trail that Biden would not be the Democrat nominee, although he has won all of the primaries so far.

The report marks a "convenient path" for replacement of Biden, who is already trailing in the polls because of his policies and a perception that he is "too old" at 81 to run for another term.

"A Kamala Harris problem"

"The main obstacle stopping the Democratic Party is they have a Kamala Harris problem, which is to say that if they do sideline Biden, the natural person normally that would be the nominee, could be the vice president of that same sitting president. But that vice president is unable, I think, to effectively carry forward that job," Ramaswamy said. "She didn't make it to the Iowa caucus in the year that she ran, right, even and within her own party, let alone an issue with broader popularity in the country."

Biden would surely have stepped down by now if Harris had a shot of beating Trump, but he would wipe the floor with her because she has almost as many gaffes as Biden despite age not being a factor for her.

Ramaswamy also criticized Democrats for choosing leaders on the basis of gender and race rather than merit.

"If race and gender are your basis for selecting someone for a job, and the identity of your party is tied to that temple of identity politics, then they will risk looking hypocritical if they sideline her after they sideline Biden. And I do think Michelle Obama offers them a convenient path out of that problem, somebody who checks the boxes that they need to have checked per their own ideology, while also selecting an alternative to Biden that they may view as more palatable in a general election . . . it's looking increasingly like it's not going to be Biden as the nominee. And I think that it should not be shocking to see someone like Michelle Obama take the role of the nomination," Ramaswamy said.

Will Michelle "parachute" in?

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a former presidential candidate himself in 2016, has been theorizing for months that Biden will step down at the Democrat National Convention, leaving the party without a nominee, and that Michelle Obama will "parachute" in to take his place.

Obama has built a media presence with Netflix and Spotify deals and written two best-selling books since her husband Barack Obama completed his second term as president in 2016.

Her popularity in the culture could translate to electoral success as she rides Barack's coattails, many speculate.

The fly in the ointment has been that Michelle has said she is uninterested in running for president or serving in that role. She is enjoying her post-White House life with homes in D.C. and on Martha's Vineyard spending her millions from the media deals and book sales.

The speculation ramped up again when she recently made comments about the election, however, saying that she is "terrified" about the election and Trump's possible victory.

“The fact that people think that government, does it really even do anything? And I’m like, ‘Oh my God, does government do everything for us.’ And we cannot take this democracy for granted. And sometimes I worry that we do,” Obama, 59, said on Jay Shetty's podcast when asked about things that keep her up at night.

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