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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    President Obama is not running for anything.
    ...But Michelle is looking good.
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    You bet, I think highly of her as first lady and I approve of the job she has done. But I am not from Illinois and I won't have to compare the job as first lady to the job I think she would do as a senator. Two entirely different things and approval polls.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    She is not qualified to be Senator but then neither was Hillary..
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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    The migration north of the cultured and educated people of the Commonwealth have had a positive and progressive influence on the Granite State.
    The ignorant hillbillys of the White Mountains are becoming outnumbered.
    Cow Hampshire is becoming a blue state.
    Never heard of "Cow Hampshire". I live in New Hampshire though.

    The people in the White Mountains are smart enough to know the plural of hillbilly is "hillbillies", not "hillbillys". They learned that in 2nd grade. So much for your effort at denigrating them.

    New Hampshire, if that's the state you're posting about, turned blue a long time ago. The smart people of the White Mountains know that too.

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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    I don't think it is news that Kirk is a ripe target for the Dems in 2016. I would lump Kelly Ayote in on that too. If Marco Rubio runs for President, he can not defend his seat per (FL?) law. I don't think Rubio is going to run. I think the GOP is going to have their hands full in 2016 hence why the "scandals" are in full swing. 2016 for the GOP has to be about a "Third term Obama with Hillary."

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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    An unqualified person sent to congress based solely on their familial relationship to another unqualified political figure? What could POSSIBLY go wrong?
    It would be like Rand Paul all over again
    A working class hero is something to be

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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Dear God NO! What is wrong with this country....
    "Political wags are beginning to wonder if"

    In other words, they're speculating based on...what? Nothing. Remember, guy, the news business is a business and needs to make money...and if it takes a manufactured rumor to make that money, some will do just that.

    No, FLOTUS is not going to run while her husband is POTUS. That simply ain't gonna happen. Will she run after 2016? Maybe - I'd be very happy to see her run and I'd early vote for her if I could, because she's smart and tough and very well-educated (perhaps you should look at Sarah Palin's education sometime). But while President Obama's in office? No. Neither Michelle nor her husband are stupid enough to try that. Ain't gonna happen.
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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    She is not qualified to be Senator but then neither was Hillary..
    Yeah, since when should someone with 'merely' a Yale law degree (Hillary) run for political office?

    And when it comes to Michelle Obama (whose maiden name is Robinson btw), what's her educational background? Princeton AND Harvard:

    Michelle was inspired to follow her brother to Princeton University, where Craig graduated in 1983. At Princeton, she challenged the teaching methodology for French because she felt that it should be more conversational. As part of her requirements for graduation, she wrote a thesis entitled Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community. "I remember being shocked," she says, "by college students who drove BMWs. I didn't even know parents who drove BMWs." While at Princeton, she got involved with the Third World Center (now known as the Carl A. Fields Center), an academic and cultural group that supported minority students, running their day care center, which also included after school tutoring. Robinson majored in sociology and minored in African American studies; she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in 1985. She earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Harvard Law School in 1988. At Harvard she participated in demonstrations advocating the hiring of professors who were members of minorities and worked for the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, assisting low-income tenants with housing cases. She is the third First Lady with a postgraduate degree, after her two immediate predecessors, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Laura Bush.

    And let's not stop there! How about her work experience? Surely all she's ever done is be FLOTUS, right? Um, actually, from the same reference:

    Following law school, she was an associate at the Chicago office of the law firm Sidley Austin, where she first met her future husband. At the firm, she worked on marketing and intellectual property. She continues to hold her law license, but as she no longer needs it for her work, it has been on a voluntary inactive status since 1993.

    In 1991, she held public sector positions in the Chicago city government as an Assistant to the Mayor, and as Assistant Commissioner of Planning and Development. In 1993, she became Executive Director for the Chicago office of Public Allies, a non-profit organization encouraging young people to work on social issues in nonprofit groups and government agencies. She worked there nearly four years and set fundraising record for the organization that still stood 12 years after she left.

    In 1996, she served as the Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago, where she developed the University's Community Service Center. In 2002, she began working for the University of Chicago Hospitals, first as executive director for community affairs and, beginning May 2005, as Vice President for Community and External Affairs. She continued to hold the University of Chicago Hospitals position during the primary campaign, but cut back to part-time in order to spend time with her daughters as well as work for her husband's election; she subsequently took a leave of absence from her job. According to the couple's 2006 income tax return, her salary was $273,618 from the University of Chicago Hospitals, while her husband had a salary of $157,082 from the United States Senate. The Obamas' total income, however, was $991,296, which included $51,200 she earned as a member of the board of directors of TreeHouse Foods, and investments and royalties from his books.

    She served as a salaried board member of TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS), a major Wal-Mart supplier with whom she cut ties immediately after her husband made comments critical of Wal-Mart at an AFL-CIO forum in Trenton, New Jersey, on May 14, 2007. She serves on the board of directors of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.


    In other words, she is a very, very intelligent and educated woman with a wealth of experience in the public and private sector.

    Of course, that obviously means to the Right that she is utterly unqualified to run for a Senate seat.

    BTW, maybe you should check out Sarah Palin's education sometime.
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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustachio View Post
    It would be like Rand Paul all over again
    THATS the best example you could come up with?
    Hell...we can do better than that right in Obama's home state.

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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    THATS the best example you could come up with?
    Hell...we can do better than that right in Obama's home state.
    I used Rand Paul as an example because I assume that you support him
    A working class hero is something to be

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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustachio View Post
    I used Rand Paul as an example because I assume that you support him
    WHat part of Rand Paul has you believing he is an ineffective representative of his constituents? Or is a candidate for prison and a straight jacket?

    Frankly...I think Rand Paul is a better politician than his father. So if your point was that it can SOMETIMES work...sure...Look at the early Adams family. but...always...nah...''And is there anything about Mo's demeanor, actions, or behaviors that indicate she would be qualified or in any way competent?

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