A Hillary Clinton/Michelle Obama ticket in 2016? Say it ain’t so – please!

Posted by: ST on March 13, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Stop the insanity! Via the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard at the Washington Secrets blog:

Hillary Clinton hasn’t stepped into the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries yet and there’s already buzz growing for the ultimate grrl power ticket: Clinton and first lady Michelle Obama.

“All due respect for President Obama and Vice President Biden, but that would truly be a dream team for America,” said former Clinton spokeswoman Karen Finney. “Both women are proven effective leaders who’ve raise children, so dealing with Congress would be a snap!” added Finney, also a former Democratic Party spokeswoman.

“More than anything else, this reflects the growing awareness that it is time for the glass ceiling of the last old boys club to be firmly shattered,” added Democratic strategist Chris Lehane.

It’s not just talk. Bumper stickers reading “2016-Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama,” and “Hillary-Michelle 2016 First First Lady Ticket For President” are popping up. Cafe Press said sales of the Hillary-Michelle bumper sticker saw a 60% increase from December to March, with the largest uptick in March.

I can barely stomach the current First Lady let alone the former First Lady-turned Senator-turned Sec. of State.   Having the two of them as running mates during the 2016 Presidential election would be too much to bear – especially after going through eight disastrous years of our celebrity President and Joe Gaffetastic Biden.

Let’s hope that all this is is just fantasy talk from the left – and nothing more.  In the event something does become of this, however, pollster John Zogby doesn’t think it would go over well with the American people:

Pollster John Zogby, however, questions if the ticket would sell. “Hillary and Michelle are both very popular and accomplished, but this smacks of too much celebrity and is a tad too dynastic for American voters,” he said. “An interesting reality show, yes. A ticket, no.”

I’ll pass on them teaming up for a reality show, too.  After Obama’s last term in office is over, I’m praying both of the Obamas, along with the Clintons, fade out of the spotlight for a while.    A very long while.

Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama

Clinton-Obama 2016? Noooooo…..
Photo via USA Today

(Hat tip: Memeorandum)

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5 Responses to “A Hillary Clinton/Michelle Obama ticket in 2016? Say it ain’t so – please!”


  1. EBL says:

    Rush was discussing that with a Black caller today (an inspired new convert to the conservative cause) who said he was convinced it will never happen. I am a little less sanguine about what might happen if Hillary does run (she is a dangerous candidate), but I do not see her wanting Michelle as her Veep. That might actually hurt more than it helps.

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    The arrogance of comparing Congress to children is a foretaste of what may occur with this Spawn of Unholiness. Overlooked is the fact about half the potential voters are male.

    “The best way to suppose what may come, is to remember what is past.”–George Saville, Marquis of Halifax

  3. Dave Dooling says:

    I doubt the ego of either would let her play second fiddle to the other.

  4. Great White Rat says:

    this smacks of too much celebrity and is a tad too dynastic for American voters

    I wouldn’t be too quick to dismiss it. The American people in general, and the low-information Obama voters in particular, are becoming celebrity-obsessed. You can make a good case that the entire Obama presidency is one long celebrity reality show, but that didn’t stop the simple-minded from renewing the show for another four years.

    Besides that, from a strictly political viewpoint, such a ticket would pose unique challenges to the GOP. For one thing, the volume on the “war on women” nonsense would be turned up to 11. A lot of idiots voted for Obama in 2008 so they could tell say they’re not racists and feel good about themselves. Those same idiots will vote for a Hillary-Michelle ticket just so they can say they’re not misogynists.

    And the debates would be a minefield. I remember in 2000, when Rick Lazio, running against Hillary during her first bid for the Senate, tried to get her to sign a no-tax-hike pledge. He offered her the pledge and a pen – and she cringed away from him like he was a would-be rapist. From that moment Lazio was doomed – the incident was played up as him being mean and intimidating to a poor helpless woman. Do you think the MSM will play it any differently if the GOP candidate – for either spot on the ticket – gets aggressive and forcefully criticizes either one of them?

    Don’t get me wrong; I hope Zogby’s right. But ignore the possibility at your peril. Based on what I’ve seen in the last two presidential elections, the American people can be manipulated far too easily into voting stupidly.

  5. Carlos says:

    “…the American people can be manipulated far too easily into voting stupidly.” – GWR

    And like the general said, “Ya can’t fix stupid.”

    Let’s see. Both are liberal/socialist. Both are lawyers. What could possibly go wrong if they were elected?

    (And just listen to the howling screams of “RAAACIIIISM!!” should Hillarious be put at the top! She already endured and lost that fight in one campaign against those people.)