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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 05:54 PM

 

Senator Michelle Obama 2017 Michelle leads Kirk 60-33

Can we hope for Michelle46 in 2024 and 2028?

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/12/illinois-and-new-jersey-miscellany.html

- If Michelle Obama decided she wanted to follow the Hillary Clinton route once her husband leaves office in 2016 and go to the Senate, she'd have the upper hand on Mark Kirk. She leads him 51/40 in a hypothetical head to head. Kirk's approval numbers are ok with 34% of voters approving of him to 19% who disapprove. But those numbers are no match for the first lady, who's seen positively by 60% of voters to 33% with a negative one.

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Reply Senator Michelle Obama 2017 Michelle leads Kirk 60-33 (Original post)
graham4anything Dec 2012 OP
frazzled Dec 2012 #1
Bjorn Against Dec 2012 #2
SoCalDem Dec 2012 #3
graham4anything Dec 2012 #5
NYC Liberal Dec 2012 #6
graham4anything Dec 2012 #7
NYC Liberal Dec 2012 #8
NNN0LHI Dec 2012 #9
joeybee12 Dec 2012 #4

Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:00 PM

1. I'm in

I sort of, kind of, doubt she wants to do that. But, as an Illinois resident, I'd vote for her in a nanosecond over Kirk.

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:10 PM

2. I had not thought about her running, but she would be a great candidate

I think Kirk is very vulnerable no matter who runs against him, but Illinois does not exactly have a great record when it comes to choosing candidates and they need to choose someone who is not a corrupt asshole. Michelle Obama seems to have kept her hands clean as far as I can tell, she has very little baggage and a very likable personality.

We do need to know more about her positions if she does decide to run of course, as First Lady she generally stays away from controversial issues but she can't do that if she runs for Senate. I get the impression she is probably to the left of her husband politically and that makes me hopeful for her candidacy, but I want her to more clearly outline her posions should she decide to run.

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:11 PM

3. I think she wants a "real life" after this is n/t

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:28 PM

5. What is a real life for a laywer who is a Harvard Grad?

 

and a husband who in 2018 will be on the US Supreme Court in DC part of the year.

(though if not Senator then President, Michelle should sit side by side with President Obama on the US Supreme Court.)

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:34 PM

6. I can't see Obama sitting on the Supreme Court.

His background is a community organizer. He'll likely want to stay active when he leaves office, traveling and doing something in that arena -- not sit around listening to lawyers argue all day.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:39 PM

7. Chief Justice 2019 like I think President Taft did

 

What could be better for a President than to enact and ratify the laws of issues of importance

More than President, President Obama was born to be Chief Justice and it would finally be a fitting replacement for Thurgood Marshall

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:46 PM

8. But serving on the Supreme Court was Taft's life-long dream,

and he was absolutely miserable as president. Can't say either of those things about Obama.

What could be better? Doing something like what Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton have done, which is the path I suspect he'll follow having spent so much time as a community organizer. Obama never pursued a judgeship and, as far as I know, has expressed any interest in it.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:59 PM

9. Serving on the Supreme Court is every politicians dream

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:21 PM

4. Kirk is aan aberration...noly got in because of the 2010 wave...

He's out in 2016 against pretty much any Dem

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