Michelle Obama tipped for presidential bid in 2020 with better approval ratings than President Trump

After the success of her book 'Becoming', Michelle's bid will echo that of Barack Obama who first ran for president a year after the release of his book 'The Audacity of Hope'


                            Michelle Obama tipped for presidential bid in 2020 with better approval ratings than President Trump

Former First Lady Michelle Obama is reportedly being tipped to run as the Democratic candidate for the upcoming 2020 presidential elections despite her repeated denials to be doing so.

Michelle, on multiple occasions, has clearly stated that she does not have any political aspirations, however,  some highly-placed Washington insiders believe that her remarkable approval ratings with voters may prompt senior Democratic leaders to urge the former first lady to reconsider her decision, according to the Daily Mail.

Michelle Obama's sky-high approval ratings follow the tremendous success of her memoir 'Becoming', which topped most bestseller lists in the country since it was published in November. Multiple popularity polls held across last year also rated the former first lady as more popular in the country than President Donald Trump.

Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama waves after discussing her forthcoming memoir titled, 'Becoming', during the 2018 American Library Association Annual Conference on June 22, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana (Getty Images)
Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama waves after discussing her forthcoming memoir titled, 'Becoming', during the 2018 American Library Association Annual Conference on June 22, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana (Getty Images)

If Michelle eventually decides to run for the presidency in the next elections, the move will be similar to her husband, former President Barack Obama's trajectory, who decided to run for the presidential elections in 2007, a year after the release of his book 'The Audacity of Hope'. Barack Obama eventually won the elections and served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017, winning two terms.

According to pundits, the former first lady's attempt to become the country's first female president could prove to be much more than a match for President Trump who is also eyeing a second term.

Mike Huckabee, who failed to clinch the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, recently intensified rumors of Michelle's presidential bid by endorsing his prediction on his website.

The website stated: "Now that Michelle Obama has been named “Most Admired Woman” for 2018, it’s time for me to make a prediction for 2019: the former First Lady will toss her hat in the ring for 2020, and she will get her party’s nomination."

Former U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama participate in the unveiling of their official portraits during a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, on February 12, 2018 in Washington, DC (Getty Images)
Former U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama participate in the unveiling of their official portraits during a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, on February 12, 2018 in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

"Her PR machine, which has quietly percolated ever since Hillary lost, went full-tilt in September with the November 13 release of her book, Becoming. (One might ask, “Becoming what?” I say, “Becoming a presidential nominee.)"

If we are to go by Michelle Obama's memoir, it is rather unlikely that she will contend for the presidency. She wrote in her book: "I’ve never been a fan of politics, and my experience over the last ten years has done little to change that."