As Twitchy told you earlier, pollster and former adviser to Bill Clinton Doug Schoen took a beating on social media for telling Hillary Clinton it was time for her to “step off the stage, find something productive to do and stop pointing fingers.”
Previews of her book, “What Happened,” already have Clinton pointing every finger she has over the 2016 election result, but the last thing die-hard supporters want to hear is some man telling a woman who scrounged up 65 million votes to find something productive to do.
In an opinion piece published in The Hill Friday, Schoen acknowledged that Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Kamala Harris all seem to have some interest in the White House, but there’s one Democrat who outshines them all: Michelle Obama.
— The Hill (@thehill) September 9, 2017
For what? School dietician?? https://t.co/A0qIRC3Mvy
— Mike Packer (@realmikepacker) September 11, 2017
Voters said no to that fabled Bush/Clinton/Bush/Clinton lineup when they had the chance, and even Barbara Bush wasn’t excited by the prospect of a President Jeb! Bush: “We’ve had enough Bushes,” she said quite candidly.
If we're in such an anti-elitist mood, why do voters of both parties seem to have such a yearning for dynastic rule? https://t.co/LRKmYFOLZe
— Patrick Chovanec (@prchovanec) September 11, 2017
So who’s up for another President Obama? Schoen is, but mainly because the former first lady makes the rest of the field look ever more lame:
As I’ve said before, the Democrats need an alternative plan to rebuild and unite the party if they have any hope in winning back seats in Congress in the 2018 midterms, nonetheless the White House in 2020.
This alternative plan requires a new, united opposition, led by a political leader with widespread popularity.
The only person I can see accomplishing this would be none other than the party’s most popular political figure: Michelle Obama.
Our apologies to Cory Booker if he made it this far into the post in hopes of seeing his name; sorry, man. So, how about Obama/Harris 2020?
NO! This country does not deserve her! Y'all abused her enough! https://t.co/SKiPROtYiC
— Fishwife (@LaBourgeoisieJ) September 9, 2017
Michelle deserves to be on yachts vacationing the rest of her life, not in the White House for y'all to drag. Leave my queen alone!!! https://t.co/40MuwOyLaU
— The Gay Burn Book (@SouthernHomo) September 11, 2017
Stop. We don't deserve her. https://t.co/YMl4Y43vlC
— Sam White (@samwhiteout) September 9, 2017
We agree. The country doesn’t deserve another Obama … and if we can shape up a bit, we won’t have to worry about getting another one.
She's running https://t.co/QccQbDfLHN
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) September 9, 2017
Good Lord she's a lock to win it. God help us. https://t.co/2hdTfxvNJ9
— Justin (@theGrudgeRetort) September 9, 2017
We've gone from a candidate who has "First Lady" as one of her qualifications to one who has "First Lady" as her only qualification. 😏 https://t.co/YtmVrbNVNA
— neontaster (@neontaster) September 11, 2017
Laugh if you want but you know as well as I do that she's a thousand times more appealing than anyone else lined up (besides Biden) https://t.co/csH9MDD421
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) September 11, 2017
Seriously … who would have thought that Joe Biden, 74, would be looking so good in 2020?
If true (it's not), that'd say more about the rest of the field https://t.co/YuGmfvWnZO
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) September 11, 2017
Guys, if this is real, you really need to look harder for potential candidates. https://t.co/cYlc5dmvbY
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) September 11, 2017
You just know that party that panders to voters sick of old, white politicians running everything will send out Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren to fight it out for the nomination.
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Was lovable sidekick Joe Biden the correct candidate in 2016, or is his claim a bunch of malarkey? https://t.co/UF5B63n8qE
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 19, 2017