President Joe Biden hasn’t even concluded his first year in office and there are already rumblings of his potential replacement by the Democratic Party as the nominee in 2024.
Fox News contributor Matt Schlapp suggested Tuesday that former first lady Michelle Obama would seemingly be an ideal choice for Democrats to replace Biden in the next election cycle, Mediaite reported.
That was an echo of a prediction made a day earlier by popular podcaster Joe Rogan, who hypothesized a Democratic presidential ticket featuring Obama and Vice President Kamala Harris.
On his Monday program, Rogan said, “I really believe if Michelle Obama runs, she wins,” according to TheWrap.
“She’s great, she’s intelligent, she’s articulate, she’s the wife of the best president that we have had in our lifetime in terms of, like, a representative of intelligent articulate people,” he continued.
Rogan went on to assert that a Democratic ticket comprised of the former first lady and current Vice President Kamala Harris, which he described as a “double dose of diversity,” could prevail over a formidable “super team” for Republicans of former President Donald Trump paired with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).
However, the comedian added a devastating caveat to his prediction of success for Obama, namely whether she continued or strengthened COVID-19 restrictions like lockdowns and mandates, which Rogan believes will be thoroughly rejected by the American people by 2024.
Tuesday, while speaking with Hannity guest host Pete Hegseth, BizPacReview reported that American Conservative Union Chair, Matt Schlapp, in response to a clip of Rogan’s remarks, seemed to agree in part and said, “It’s very interesting with the identity politics of the Democratic Party, this new socialist Democratic Party.”
“I mean, I look at Joe Biden, I don’t know him personally. He sure doesn’t seem like he’s physically or mentally up to another presidential race unless they can do one of these pseudo-presidential races where he stays in his basement with Hunter and everybody can vote as many times as they want through the mail,” the political consultant continued.
“So now you have the identity politics of picking Kamala Harris, Why?” Schlapp asked, and answered, “Well, she’s a woman, she’s a woman of color, she comes from California, she’s very left-wing. Now they have this problem of, ‘Oh my God, they’ve gotten to see Kamala Harris, and she’s terrible.'”
“I mean where is she, on planet Mars during all of this? I mean, they don’t put her out at all because she’s not able to connect to the American people,” Schlapp said of Harris. “So they’re gonna replace Kamala Harris. They gotta look to the identity politics, and I have to say, Michelle Obama fits that type of thinking. Another woman of color who’s obviously got good poll numbers.”
“It’s a very interesting idea,” he added of a prospective Michelle Obama 2024 run. Interesting or not, it is probably also unlikely, as Obama has never displayed even an inkling of desire to run for office and, while she certainly checks the identity politics boxes, that obviously doesn’t mean that she is suited for the presidency.