If this doesn’t scare you then you’re not paying attention. Michael Medved, a conservative talker, explores the idea that even if Barack Obama loses in 2012, why he could all ways run again in four years. And if he wins his wife could always run in years. If the left is trying to scare the crap out of us, it worked.
Can’t say we weren’t warned. I just didn’t think it would become SOP for the lefties. Bill Clinton warned us in 1992 when you elect him you get a co-presidency. Hillary comes along with the package. Now it appears that’s standard operating procedure in the Democratic Party: the lefty wife comes along as part of the lefty Presidential package. Geeze, and they say the Republican bench is thin. Try this one on for size.
The same political calculus would make Michelle Obama a formidable competitor to head the 2016 ticket if, as she and her husband ardently expect, he wins a second term in 2012.
In private conversation, some Democratic insiders have suggested that the president’s prime appointments and defensive political maneuvers have not only removed potential rivals to his undisputed power within the party but also cleared the field for his wife if she decided to make the race. According to these admittedly speculative scenarios, Barack would appoint Michelle to some highly visible but non-controversial public position (U.N. ambassador comes easily to mind) in the middle of his second term and would work behind the scenes to line up support for her ambitions. In a sense, this strategy would help him avoid the “lame duck” curse that regularly afflicts even the most successful presidents in their second terms; Washington’s power players couldn’t afford to disregard Barack Obama for a moment if his wife stood a real chance of succeeding him in the White House.
and then this:
But if Barack Obama prepares to leave the White House as a reasonably popular and respected figure, why would his wife wait for the glow to fade?
Whether she runs in 2016, or 2020, or 2024 (she’d only be 60 years old), Michelle Obama will likely play a role in future White House battles.
I think Michael is just trying to scare us?