During her interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts, Michelle Obama, the former first lady, clarified she’s not going to endorse Joe Biden’s 2024 presidential campaign, at least not for the time being.
While she didn’t explicitly state she’s not on board with the idea of old Joe running for office once again at the ripe age of 82, Michelle didn’t support it either, claiming it to be too early to be talking about that.
Obama withholds her support from Biden
Having been the first lady for both of Obama’s terms in office, it’s highly likely that Michelle understands the amount of pressure such a great announcement can have on one’s family. It’s why she’s choosing not to rush it with the endorsement of Biden’s 2024 bid.
My prediction for the 2024 presidential race. I believe Michelle Obama will run and become the Democratic nominee. She will become the next president the exact same way Joe Biden did and she won't have to campaign just like Joe. The media will become giddy and love her.
— Eric Browne (@Bywithasmyself) November 15, 2022
While she did try and spin it as if she’s just trying to do the right thing, it’s no secret the majority of Democrats are already losing hope in the Biden administration, all thanks to Joe’s actions that ended up leading this country into disaster.
Former President Barack Obama did appear alongside Biden in Pennsylvania this year, trying to salvage what little support the Democrats had left; it was effective enough to prevent the red wave in these elections.
Naturally, none of this can be chalked up to Biden’s presence at the rallies, seeing as barely any Democratic candidates wanted him to campaign alongside them, in fear of his horrid approval rating rubbing off on them.
CNN could spend some of next week or so in reflection how how they got it SO wrong about how Americans feel about Biden and Democrats.
Or not. This Monday am headline "Michelle Obama praises Biden but stops short of full-throated 2024 endorsement."
My head hurts.
— Janice Hough (@leftcoastbabe) November 14, 2022
Michelle commends Biden’s work in office
In spite of the hundreds of pieces of evidence pointing at Joe being about as ineffective in office as one could be, Michelle still found it in herself to commend his “amazing performance.”
This makes one wonder if the White House redefined what “amazing” means as well.
She quickly jumped to the narrative the left has been trying to sell for the past two years, claiming Biden to have been a victim of circumstance and saying he’s doing the best he can, considering the difficult job he’s got.
It seems that Biden’s “best” is choosing to do nothing about inflation for months, blaming it on Republicans, and then pushing his Inflation Reduction Act. This is, ironically enough, going to further increase inflation in the US for almost four years.
Calling it right now: Facing a ton of internal pressure, Biden bows out next year and endorses Michelle Obama. She in turn, after mopping up the rest of the sad offering, taps Buttigieg as her veep.
— Geoffrey Ingersoll (@GPIngersoll) November 14, 2022
If we look at the 2020 election, Biden didn’t receive any endorsement from the Obamas up until Bernie Sanders dropped out of the race. This means they could be waiting for the Democrats to present a more capable candidate before putting all their eggs in one basket.
It remains unknown who else the Democrats may have in store for 2024. Kamala Harris is bound to produce the same results as Biden would, considering their approval ratings have been in lockstep for a while now.
This article appeared in The Record Daily and has been published here with permission.