Former GOP candidate Vivek Ramaswamy claims Democrats could replace Biden with Michelle Obama as Las Vegas odds already have her as THIRD most likely to win the presidency – ahead of Nikki Haley
Former GOP candidate Vivek Ramaswamy claimed that Democrats could replace Biden with Michelle Obama, as odds in Las Vegas already peg her as the third most likely to win the presidency, even ahead of Nikki Haley.
Ramaswamy told Fox News Digital that the special counsel’s report questioning Biden’s cognitive abilities creates a “convenient path” for Democrats to nominate the former first lady.
Special counsel Robert Huron’s findings about Biden’s handling of classified documents revealed his “foggy” memory, including forgetting key details such as when his vice presidency ended and when his son Beau died.
Ramaswamy pointed out that while Vice President Kamala Harris could be a natural successor, she faces popularity challenges within her own party and lacks broader appeal.
“The biggest obstacle stopping the Democratic Party is that they have a Kamala Harris problem, which is that if they put aside Biden, the natural person who would normally be the nominee, the vice president of that same incumbent can be president,’ he said to Fox News Digital.
Former GOP candidate Vivek Ramaswamy claimed that Democrats could replace Biden with Michelle Obama
Ramaswamy said special counsel’s report questioning Biden’s cognitive abilities creates a ‘convenient path’ for Democrats to nominate the former first lady
“But that vice president is not capable, I think, of continuing that work effectively,” Ramaswamy added. “She didn’t make it to the Iowa caucus in the year she was running, right, even within her own party, let alone on an issue with greater popularity in the country.”
Ramaswamy suggested that electing Michelle Obama could offer the Democrats a way out of their dilemma.
He believes she aligns with the party’s ideology and could be considered a more attractive candidate in a general election.
“If race and gender are your basis for choosing someone for a job, and the identity of your party is tied to that temple of identity politics, then they would risk looking hypocritical if they sidelined her after they Biden put aside,’ he said.
“And I do think that Michelle Obama offers them a convenient way out of that problem, someone who checks the boxes that they need to be checked according to their own ideology, while also choosing an alternative to Biden that they might consider more palatable in a general election…’
‘It looks more and more like it’s not going to be Biden as the nominee. And I think it shouldn’t be shocking to see someone like Michelle Obama take the role of the nominee,” Ramaswamy told Fox New Digital.
The question is not entirely academic with, on one side, an 81-year-old incumbent slowing down year by year and a 77-year-old challenger facing four criminal trials.
Harris and Obama can outwit the likes of Hillary Clinton and Pete Buttigieg
Ramaswamy sees Attorney General Merrick Garland’s decision not to bring charges against Biden as a sign of Biden’s eventual willingness to step aside.
“I think it coincides in recent months (since) he’s said things like, you know, other Democratic nominees can also be successful in the general,” Ramaswamy said. ‘So I think we are seeing a general trend towards what I predicted. . . which is that they would move Biden out of the way. And I think this is another step in that direction.’
Las Vegas oddsmakers gave Michelle Obama a better shot at becoming president than many candidates, even though the former first lady never indicated she intended to run.
Donald Trump got a 5/6 shot, over Joe Biden’s 15-8, just slightly better than Michelle Obama at 11/1 – ahead of Nikki Haley, Gavin Newsom, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and Kamala Harris .
Democrats would stick with Kamala Harris while independents like Michelle Obama would like Joe Biden to drop out of the 2024 race
JL Partners asked 1,000 likely voters who they would like to take the Republican nomination if Trump resigned. Republicans said Ron DeSantis, Independents went for Nikki Haley
What happens if 81-year-old Joe Biden or 77-year-old Donald Trump is impeached four times from the 2024 election race?
Democrats say they would like to see Biden’s vice president, Kamala Harris, or former first lady Michelle Obama take up the mantle.
Republicans are picking Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as the candidate they would like to see get their nomination.
These are the results of a USA Online Post/JL Partners poll, which found that there is no white knight candidate waiting in the wings to excite either side by replacing two aging candidates with low favorability ratings and a high meh factor not.
Things get a little more interesting when independent voters are asked the question. They would prefer former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to accept the Republican nomination, and Obama (who has made it clear she has no interest in it) jumps ahead of Harris as the 16 percent choice.
Other potential main names, such as the governor of California, Gavin Newsom or the minister of transport, Pete Buttigieg, are further in the Democratic field.
On the other hand, former Fox News host Tucker Carlson manages only four percent.
This leaves both sides preferring more establishment figures rather than a bold new name to turn things around and lead the party for another generation.
Biden is already the oldest president in history and shows clear signs of slowing down; Trump, meanwhile, faces legal efforts to disqualify him from the ballot and would become the second oldest on his inauguration day if he wins a second term.