The front-runner to be the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate isn’t the person that political experts have been talking about.
It’s not former Vice President Joe Biden.
It’s not Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.
It’s not Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-V.T., Corey Booker, D-N.J., Mayor Pete, or anyone else on the campaign trail.
In fact, it’s not anyone heading to the CNN debate stage on Tuesday.
According to a shocking poll from The Boston Herald, former first lady Michelle Obama is the one candidate Democratic voters agree on — and they’re begging her to run against President Donald Trump.
The survey, released Monday, shows the current Democratic field is a virtual tie for first place between Biden (24 percent), Warren (25 percent) and Sanders (22 percent) in New Hampshire.
Add the former first lady to the mix, and the poll says she would grab a staggering 26 percent of support from likely primary voters. Running against Obama, Warren and Biden’s support both slips to 20 percent. Sanders falls all the way to 15 percent.
To her credit, Michelle has repeatedly said she has “zero” interest in running for the Oval Office.
“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,” she told The National in August. “But sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office will never be one of them. It’s just not for me.”
But will the shocking New Hampshire poll out, will her public flirtation with running begin? That’s what some experts have predicted.
In fact, Michelle Obama’s late entrance into the 2020 presidential race is a political scenario that has been anticipated for months.
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh predicted in July that the former first lady would enter the 2020 Democratic presidential race late — and capitalize on the weak field.
“Don’t be surprised if she gets in the Democrat presidential primary race after the primaries. Don’t be surprised. I think the Obamas are looking at this as, ‘The primaries? That’s beneath us. We’re not gonna enter the primaries,’” Limbaugh said.
“They’ll let these people fight it out, spend all their money, and then when it looks like none of them has a chance of beating Trump, here comes Michelle Obama at the latter moments of the campaign to jump into the fray and save the day for the Democrat Party,” he predicted.
“The Obamas will present Michelle as the ‘savior’ of the 2020 election to voters,” Limbaugh argued.
“They’re gonna let these people eat each other up and spit each other out, beat each other up because this is gonna happen. In order to survive this, they’re gonna have to tear down their opponents, and that is gonna cause damage,” he said.
“And after enough of that happens, the Obamas will survey the landscape, they will not pull the trigger and get in if they don’t think it is a lock that she would win.”
“The last thing the Obamas can afford is for Michelle to get in there and not win,” Limbaugh added.
The Horn editorial team