Karl Rove Debunks Theories of Michelle Obama Replacing Biden

(IntegrityTimes.com) – On Wednesday February 7, Republican strategist Karl Rove appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Co.” where he completely rejected the idea that former first lady Michelle Obama would even consider running for president in 2024 as a replacement for Joe Biden. The conjecture that she may run for president is not new. People have been speculating that she might since the end of her husband’s second term. Rove referred to it as a weird obsession for what he termed the “conspiratorial right”.

That may be so, but for many of Michelle Obama’s fans it’s been more like wishful thinking. She is very popular on the left, and many would love to see her as the first female president. However, Rove pointed to her autobiography to illustrate why he believes the very idea is just lunacy. In her book, she talks about how she does not like politics and never has. She even opposed Barack Obama’s run for state Senate, and she also didn’t want him to run for president.

Rove did suggest that Biden may not end up being the Democrat nominee in the 2024 presidential election though. He says he has a feeling that someone in President Joe Biden’s family, perhaps his wife, Jill Biden, or his sister Valerie Biden Owens may end up convincing him to step aside in this election. He theorized that someone might get Biden to consider his legacy in light of his recent gaffes and persuade him that allowing another candidate to wrangle with Trump this year might be a better course of action.

Complaining that this is not the first time he’s had to quell fears that the Republican party has had that they might have to run their candidate against Michelle Obama, Rove said people simply wouldn’t accept it. There would be an implication that she was a proxy for Barack Obama to finagle a third term in office. He added that she enjoys the life she already has and is not what he referred to as a “political animal”. As for Michelle Obama, she has publicly said that the thought of the 2024 election keeps her up at night but given her distaste for politics that seems unlikely to indicate a desire to throw her hat in the ring.

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