With Biden’s Presidential approval rating dropping to the lowest of his term, speculation continues to build over potential 2024 alternative candidates in the Democratic Party. Undoubtedly, former candidates from 2020, and possibly 2016, will re-emerge as possible opponents in a 2024 primary, but if the Democratic Party wants to bolster its chances of keeping the White House, there is one clear candidate at for the top of the list: Michelle Obama.
5 Reasons Why Michelle Obama is the Democrats’ Best Hope for President in 2024
1. Star Power / Name Recognition
American voters need no introduction to Michelle Obama. Frequently ranked among the most admired women in the country, Michelle would match of beat the name recognition and star power of any opponent the Republican Party could offer, including Donald Trump.
2. Democrat Desire to Protect the Obama Legacy
Barring an unexpected boost in popularity, Biden will be fortunate to enter 2024 with an approval rating higher than the mid 40’s. Nobody from the original Obama / Biden team wants to see a majority of American’s disapprove of the administration’s policies.
3. Broad Appeal to Various Democratic Groups
The younger side of the Democratic Party leans much further left than Biden. While the Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is also more liberal than the Obama’s, Michelle offers to the party’s enthusiasts because she gives them the chance to vote for a female and a minority.
4. Strong Personality
With all due respect to Joe Biden, most honest Democratic voters will admit that they were more passionate about their mission to end Trump’s presidency than to start Biden’s when they voted in 2020. Through the first two year’s of the Biden administration, he remains the subject of grandfather jokes and labels such “Sleepy Joe.” Michelle Obama would deliver a desperately needed shot of adrenaline to Democratic Party activists.
5. Campaign Experience and Infrastructure
The financial and logistical demands of a Presidential campaign are comparable to a major corporation. Without top-tier funding, organization and management, most candidates fail to gain sufficient support from voters at the polls. “Get out the vote” efforts often make a decisive difference in the final phases of a campaign, when otherwise reluctant voters can be persuaded to head to the polls. As we all know, Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign energized voters and generated unprecedented enthusiasm that took the nation by storm, and in 2012, the campaign team tapped into the valuable voter data they gathered to mobilize their strongest supporters for the re-election push.
The most likely scenario where Michelle Obama would enter the race would involve Joe Biden declining to run for re-election and recommending Michelle as his replacement, which is very easy to imagine if Kamala Harris comes to her senses and realizes she is far too unpopular as Vice President to expect adequate support from the rest of the Democratic Party. (Coincidentally, this article by was also published today: New poll suggests Democrats are misreading Kamala Harris’ 2024 candidacy ) Biden could cite health reasons for declining a election effort, which would leave Harris as the least popular Vice President since Gerald Ford. If you review footage from the 1976 Republican National Convention, you’ll see how Ford’s appearance as the nominee was overshadowed by then former California Governor Ronald Reagan. Harris would be in an even tighter fight among her party since the Obama’s enjoy much higher approval ratings among Democratic voters.
The absence of Donald Trump and the presence of a Republican candidate who is either a female or a minority. Nikki Haley’s appeal would undeniably cause concern among Democratic leaders due to the fact that Haley could attract more votes from minority females than Donald Trump.