California Beckons Michelle Obama With an Open Seat in U.S. Senate in 2018 (Feinstein seat)

On July 22, 2014, the Desert Sun ran this headline, “Did President Barack Obama buy a Rancho Mirage home?”

It was discussed that Barack, like President Ford before him, wanted to be near as many golf courses as possible. It is closer to Hawaii, without being there. But, now we know that may not be the real reason. How does “California U.S. Senator Michelle Obama” sound to you? Dianne Feinstein will be 85 years old in 2018 when up for election. So why not Michelle. She moves here in January 2017, travels the State—does a Hillary Clinton type listening tour, then announces she knows us well enough to represent the former Golden State in the Senate.

““Barack could golf year-round and Michelle could emerge from his shadow after 20 years and retake control of her own life,” says a person familiar with their thinking. “Remember, Michelle is a Harvard-educated lawyer whose career was more robust than Barack’s was when they met.”

Then she can run for President!!

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California Beckons Michelle Obama With an Open Seat in U.S. Senate

Orb Magazine, 10/23/14

Michelle Obama is being urged to move to California and pursue the Senate seat that will almost certainly be vacated by Dianne Feinstein in 2018 when she will be 85 years old. The oldest member of the Senate, in that office since 1992, Feinstein has strongly suggested to the press this will be her last term.

The Obamas haven’t said where they’ll go when they leave the White House in 26 months, but Los Angeles is the leading contender, we are told.

“Barack could golf year-round and Michelle could emerge from his shadow after 20 years and retake control of her own life,” says a person familiar with their thinking. “Remember, Michelle is a Harvard-educated lawyer whose career was more robust than Barack’s was when they met.”

California is the most appealing destination for the Obamas, says the source, for several reasons. Hawaii is too remote; Illinois is a cesspool of political corruption which they prefer to avoid; and New York, which they love, is too dense with Clintons and Clinton acolytes. They have many friends in Los Angeles, dating back to Barack’s student days at Occidental College, when he first left Hawaii.

The Wall Street Journal reported recently that real estate brokers are claiming that emissaries of President Obama have inspected houses in the Palm Springs area, apparently on his behalf.

To lure her to the Senate race, supporters have been reminding Michelle that California is solidly Democratic and there is no apparent frontrunner to succeed Feinstein– certainly no one with the stature, broad appeal and fundraising connections Michelle has.

Mrs. Obama is said to have felt shackled for the past six years, regarded as an appendage to the head of state and unable to express her own views. “Michelle has strong opinions, but she was told by the President’s staff to stay ‘on message’ and on the few occasions she went ‘off message’ she upset West Wing officials and was excoriated in the press,” said our source.

Hillary Clinton, of course, captured a Senate seat after her stint as First Lady, but she ran in 2000 while her husband was still President. The timing here is better for Michelle since it would give her two years to build an organization across the vast Golden State.

A cynical New Yorker told us, “It’s a shoo-in. A ham sandwich could get elected on the Democratic line in California.”

About Stephen Frank

Stephen Frank is the publisher and editor of California Political News and Views. He speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows. He is a fulltime political consultant.