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    Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    FLOTUS for Senate?It wasn't that long ago that such a slogan would seem absurd, but political wags are beginning to wonder whether Michelle Obama is mulling a run for Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk's seat in 2016.
    A Thursday column in Reuters suggests that Obama would be the only candidate with a large enough profile to unseat the Republican.


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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....
    I saw that and thought here we go again. But Hillary Clinton did it. Hillary had no credentials--absolutely nothing she could point to as significant success in her entire life--her ONLY claim to fame was marrying Bill Clinton. Her one role in government was to put together a health reform plan early in Clinton's presidency which, despite him having a Democrat majority in both the house and senate, was soooooo bad, that I don't believe a single Democrat agreed to vote for it, and ultimately Senate majority leader, George Mitchell, declared it a dead issue. Nevertheless, as a carpet bagger yet, with zero credentials, Hillary was elected to a lackluster term in the Senate and was considered a viable 2008 presidential candidate.

    So now we have Michelle who has never done anything she can point to as significantly successful in her entire life, and whose only claim to fame was marrying Barack Obama. She didn't even participate in putting his terrible healthcare reform bill into law.

    But if she runs, given how dumbed down the American electorate is, we better adjust to a concept of Senator Michelle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Dear God NO! What is wrong with this country....
    HA! "large enough profile" I know that wasn't meant as a joke but they need to choose their words more carefully or some classless doofus might post something like this ...

    hillary and michelle.jpg

    ... and that would be wrong.

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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    while i wouldn't vote for her, i don't mind if the voters in her district do....it ain't my place to choose their representatives....

    it's my place to make fun of them and/or attack them after they vote 'em in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    I saw that and thought here we go again. But Hillary Clinton did it. Hillary had no credentials--absolutely nothing she could point to as significant success in her entire life--her ONLY claim to fame was marrying Bill Clinton. Her one role in government was to put together a health reform plan early in Clinton's presidency which, despite him having a Democrat majority in both the house and senate, was soooooo bad, that I don't believe a single Democrat agreed to vote for it, and ultimately Senate majority leader, George Mitchell, declared it a dead issue. Nevertheless, as a carpet bagger yet, with zero credentials, Hillary was elected to a lackluster term in the Senate and was considered a viable 2008 presidential candidate.

    So now we have Michelle who has never done anything she can point to as significantly successful in her entire life, and whose only claim to fame was marrying Barack Obama. She didn't even participate in putting his terrible healthcare reform bill into law.

    But if she runs, given how dumbed down the American electorate is, we better adjust to a concept of Senator Michelle.
    heck her husband never did anything of any significance and look what the idiots of this country did put him into office not just once but twice.

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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    I saw that and thought here we go again. But Hillary Clinton did it. Hillary had no credentials--absolutely nothing she could point to as significant success in her entire life--her ONLY claim to fame was marrying Bill Clinton. Her one role in government was to put together a health reform plan early in Clinton's presidency which, despite him having a Democrat majority in both the house and senate, was soooooo bad, that I don't believe a single Democrat agreed to vote for it, and ultimately Senate majority leader, George Mitchell, declared it a dead issue. Nevertheless, as a carpet bagger yet, with zero credentials, Hillary was elected to a lackluster term in the Senate and was considered a viable 2008 presidential candidate.

    So now we have Michelle who has never done anything she can point to as significantly successful in her entire life, and whose only claim to fame was marrying Barack Obama. She didn't even participate in putting his terrible healthcare reform bill into law.

    But if she runs, given how dumbed down the American electorate is, we better adjust to a concept of Senator Michelle.
    Sadly, you are correct...We live in an "American Idol" society now, and credentials mean nothing...Hell, I can see demo's arguing she is qualified simply because she was FLOTUS.
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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    her ONLY claim to fame was marrying Bill Clinton.
    Nonsense. Yale Law, worked in a firm, taught at a university, helped found and worked for several organizations...


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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    So now we have Michelle who has never done anything she can point to as significantly successful in her entire life, and whose only claim to fame was marrying Barack Obama. She didn't even participate in putting his terrible healthcare reform bill into law.

    But if she runs, given how dumbed down the American electorate is, we better adjust to a concept of Senator Michelle.
    Nothing successful? Maybe being a lawyer, holding public sector positions including an assistant to the mayor, running a non-profit organization, serving as associate dean of students, and a director position as a hospital is nothing to you but many might differ.

    I'm not exactly on board with her but to claim she has no credentials or success is not right or honest.
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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Nothing successful? Maybe being a lawyer, holding public sector positions including an assistant to the mayor, running a non-profit organization, serving as associate dean of students, and a director position as a hospital is nothing to you but many might differ.

    I'm not exactly on board with her but to claim she has no credentials or success is not right or honest.
    Show me the success. Show me any position she obtained by her own merit. Her career was entirely lack luster until she married Barack who was already being carefully groomed for high office and who was working with the "Chicago machine" toward that end. That opened doors for her just as being married to Bill Clinton opened doors for Hillary. Neither had to accomplish much for the enormous salaries they were paid, and if you believe the rumors from those who knew them, they didn't do much for those salaries.

    I'm not saying Michelle isn't smart. She is. I'm not saying she isn't deserving. I have no reason to believe she isn't. But would she be seen as qualified or have a prayer to be elected to high office if she was not FLOTUS? No way in hell.

    At least Hillary had Bill to watch and Bill, whatever else he was, in fact was a competent administrator. Michelle doesn't even have that.
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    Re: Speculation Builds on Michelle Obama Senate Run

    I could not care much less.

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