I keep telling you that I don’t think the ultimate DNC nominee is yet in the field.
Biden looks tired and scandal-ridden.
Mayor Pete has a last name no one can pronounce and doesn’t seem to have national gravitas.
Wall Street will not let Warren win.
Bernie had his chance in 2016.
Kamala looks about ready to drop out.
So who’s left?
We continue to predict it will be a late entry.
And top names on that list include Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton or even Oprah.
And now in a new interview on CNN this weekend, Gov. Bill Richardson is confirming Michelle Obama could in fact be the name:
Breitbart reports this partial transcript of the interview:
A partial transcript is as follows:
MICHAEL SMERCONISH: Governor, what do you think? Are we headed to a brokered convention?
BILL RICHARDSON: I believe we are headed toward a brokered convention for the following reason. There’s a total of 4,600 delegates that are out there, 3,800 are pledged. But these superdelegates, 785, could be the margin of victory. They can’t vote until after the second ballot. But If you look at the top tier, Mayor Pete, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and potentially two formidable candidates in Bloomberg and Patrick coming in, they’re all bunched up around 20 percent or a little lower. And you need 1,918 to get a first-ballot victory. I don’t see any way that’s going to happen, Michael. So I think we’re going into a brokered convention. The new rules from the Democratic National Committee point to a brokered convention in the second and third ballot, where everybody’s free after the second ballot, third ballot. Potentially, some new candidates might emerge that perhaps didn’t enter the primary like Michelle Obama.
SMERCONISH: Woah, you’re making news here. Do you really think that’s a possibility that she would get in?
RICHARDSON: I think the delegates would want somebody that can win. There’s desperation for victory. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Michelle Obama, somebody like that. Possibly Tom Hanks, the actor. I know that’s a little farfetched. But, Democrats right now, there could be a very divided brokered convention where everybody is mad at each other and then somebody new emerges. That’s a possibility.
Meanwhile, Fox News and others continue to report she refuses to run:
Former first lady Michelle Obama is resisting calls for her to run for president, saying there's "zero chance" that she will seek the Oval Office.
In a new interview published in Amtrak's magazine The National, Obama sat down with 12-year-old journalist Hilde Lysiak to promote her Better Make Room campaign aimed at engaging college students.
Lysiak pressed Obama about seeking the highest office in the land, something she has previously expressed no interest in.
"A lot of people want you to run for president. You’ve publicly said that you aren’t interested, but everyone says that until they actually run," Lysiak said. "Just between us, if you thought the country needed you and you thought you could really help our nation, is there even a one percent chance you’d consider running?"
"Just between us, and the readers of this magazine — there’s zero chance," Obama responded. "There are so many ways to improve this country and build a better world, and I keep doing plenty of them, from working with young people to helping families lead healthier lives. But sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office will never be one of them. It’s just not for me."
The interview appeared as liberal filmmaker Michael Moore urged the former first lady to run for president following Wednesday night's Democratic debate.
"She is a beloved American and she would go in there and she would beat him," Moore told an MSNBC panel. "She would beat him in the debates, he wouldn’t be able to bully her, he wouldn’t be able to nickname her.”
I guess we have to just wait and see what happens!