After the really weird press conference Hillary Clinton gave over her emails, more has come out. It is fun to hear the contradictions and whatnot, because cui bono? The rest of the left's drawer for 2016 is roadkill. The left right now is a headless horseman where they have the votes but no guiding figure ready to assume the mantle of leader. Vice President Biden thinks he can do it, but I am unsure. My money is on Senator Warren being "drafted" or Mike Bloomberg making a go of it. Word has come out that Obama svengali Val Jarrett was behind the email revelation. The Obamas and their interests must be behind this and it must be for a Michelle Obama run in 2016. No, no this is not the desired goal.
To give those thinkers some consideration, it makes sense to think this for a few reasons. The left's version of politician recruitment has become like the university system's affirmative action box checklist crossed with Hollywood marketing. Michelle Obama (Michelle) would be a minority and a woman for the presidency. She also has over a decade of publicity and name recognition. It is the shared Obama brand, similar to what Hillary is doing now. It would also secure that black turnout, which was the secret success behind Ohio and Florida in 2012. It will not happen. The few remaining elastic voters might call this a bridge too far, and the left would not want to risk a congressional and presidential wipeout as Ruth Ginsburg keeps getting closer to death.
Okay, but what about running for the Illinois US Senate seat in 2016 that looks to be a shoe in? This has more credence, but is highly unlikely. The Illinois state party would love this because it would help turnout and all races down ticket. The Democrat's Senate attack groups would not have to spend much money in Illinois and could focus their efforts on Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and the two races that will be the most fiercely fought over: New Hampshire and Nevada. It will not happen though, and the Dems will beat Senator Kirk with Bill Foster or Tammy Duckworth (most likely Duckworth).
Why wouldn't she run though? She does not really want it. She loves the glamour, money and trappings of power the White House has given them, and the post-Oval Office life will keep the monetary gravy train going. She will still have celebrity and influence afterwards, and who knows, Oprah is old. Maybe Michelle can take Oprah's spot in black culture. Perfect job for her. The other bit is that Barack Obama would most likely dissuade her from running. They can enjoy their riches without having to deal with DC. For all the talk of moving back to Hawaii, do not be surprised to see them move to New York.
The left is not going to willingly screw this up, so they will protect Hillary. This is Team Obama pettiness. Like all politicians, the cathedral will junk them and move onto pumping the new savior. Forget that the last one failed. This little email fracas will act just like Occupy Wall Street did. Remember when Obama's poll numbers were in the high 30s, and the left was thinking Hillary could primary him? When OWS folded like a tent, the media used it as it being Obama's primary (stop laughing). This can be the same a full year before the machine gets in motion. The left needs to secure the presidency and take back the Senate because of the Supreme Court. Sure, a Democrat replacing a dead or retired Justice Scalia, Kennedy or Thomas would be fantastic in the eyes of the media, but can you imagine the fake, media made constitutional crisis if President Walker was suddenly able to replace Justice Ginsburg with a 50-50 Senate? They will not let this happen.