This is not a prophecy but a possibility. Even when political people say they're "not interested in running," don't be fooled.
I'm an Alabama football fan. I vividly recall a moment in the 2018 National Championship game between the Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs when Alabama's coach, Nick Saban, faced a big decision. Seeing his team's sputtering offense, the clock winding down and aware of what was at stake, he made a bold move by benching his star quarterback Jalen Hurts (26–2 record) and replacing him with a freshman, Tua Tagovailoa.
Catapulted into overtime, Tagovailoa engineered a stunning 41-yard TD pass to win the national championship! He was named the offensive MVP. With confetti falling during the post-game interview, he declared on nationwide television, "First of all, I want to give all the glory to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!"
Desperate situations require desperate solutions.
With the 2020 presidential election underway, observers of both political parties agree that the 24 Democratic candidates are making a most disappointing splash before curious observers. Even dyed-in-the wool liberals like former Chicago mayor Rahm Emmanuel and TV talk show host Joe Scarborough admit the candidates' extremism and acrimony, even trashing Obama, are embarrassing and destroying the Democrats' quest for The White House in 2020.
Lifelong Democrats are saying, reluctantly but honestly, "The Democratic Party is no longer recognizable to me." Looming on the horizon is the very real possibility of another embarrassing defeat like those of Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis and George McGovern.
Outrageous and Unrealistic Ideas
The Democrat candidates are whining about our "horrible economy." They're proposing outrageous initiatives that would cost $200 trillion and bankrupt our nation. This would trigger not a recession but a depression, fostering violence in our society.
Obama's message for eight years was that economic prosperity was over, accept the "new normal" and look increasingly to government. Then Trump got elected, and by restoring opportunity and self-reliance, our economy and employment took off. Now, in desperation, Democrats mislead with apocalyptic climate change and promised "giveaways," engendering government dependence and votes.
A litany of their proposed "freebies" includes:
• Free $12,000 to every American.
• Free health care for all, including illegal immigrants.
• Free college tuition for all, including illegal immigrants.
• Freedom from all student debt.
• Free pre-K child care.
• Free universal child care.
• Free abortion on demand.
• Free $500 billion for slavery reparations.
• Free $50 billion for black colleges.
• Free bail for criminals.
• Guaranteed $60,000 minimum teacher salaries.
• Guaranteed $15 minimum wage
Candidate Andrew Yang laments climate change, "It's too late! We must move to higher ground."
New York Mayor DeBlasio yells, "We're gonna' tax [expletive] out of the rich!"
Candidates snipe at each other and talk of government control of corporations; taxing up to 70%; a wealth tax; confiscation of possessions; eliminating gasoline cars and carbon emissions; legalizing marijuana nationwide; embracing socialism and even a "Department of Peace" proposed by New Age candidate Marianne Williamson.
Who'll Be Their Candidate?
Behind closed doors in a senior-level prophetic leadership gathering, I posed the question to the most astute and experienced political expert present. I had a premonition but wanted to hear from him.
He basically said the same thing that leftist filmmaker Michael Moore stated recently, "Her last name rhymes with Obama."
You say that's fantasy, and Michelle Obama isn't interested. I say don't dismiss the possibility. The political climate is such that very powerful and influential figures will appeal to her that the country needs her to step forth and serve in this desperate time.
7 Compelling Reasons
1. President Trump can convincingly defeat any of the current candidates who come across as angry and somewhat crazy. Michelle Obama would be a formidable opponent.
- She's the one who supposedly can unite a divided party and protect her husband's legacy; prevent the dismantling of his policies and place liberal justices on the Supreme Court.
3. She's an attractive, charismatic and articulate former First Lady who is a political celebrity worldwide, enjoying rock star status. She recently was named "The Most Admired Woman in the World" by YouGov market research firm. Queen Elizabeth came in fourth, Melania Trump, 19th.
4. Michelle is a youthful 55-year-old, educated, liberal, black woman who appeals to the overwhelming majority of Democrat demographic groups. After Hillary Clinton's two failures as a presidential candidate, scores long for a viable female candidate enthusiastically supported by Obama fans, liberals, minorities, moms, working women, the media, Hollywood, sports figures, LGBTQ advocates, pro-abortionists, anti-Trumpers and young people, especially Millennials.
With his whitened teeth, hair plugs and facial makeover, frontrunner Joe Biden tries to appear young but is almost 77, stumbling and has lots of baggage when decoupled from former President Obama.
5. She has strong respect and name recognition as evidenced by her memoir, Becoming, set to be the bestselling memoir in history. It sold over 10 million copies worldwide; 1.4 million in its first week! Her glowing picture is on books like Go High: The Unstoppable Presence and Poise of Michelle Obama and covers of magazines like Oprah Winfrey's O, which had her as the most prominent one under the headline, "Most Successful Women."
6. She draws large crowds and followers: 12.2 million on Twitter; packed arenas and auditoriums with sellout audiences ($497-$1400 per ticket) for her "A Conversation with Michelle Obama" tour that targeted key electoral vote states (coincidence?); was featured on the Grammys (no coincidence); and when her portrait was put up at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, it drew 1 million more visitors in 2018.
7. She has experience and demonstrated leadership in the White House as an adviser to the president; worked as an attorney and university administrator; initiated a global effort to keep young girls in school; coordinated the "When We All Vote" effort to mobilize voters in the last major election and partners with her husband to produce Netflix programs.
Learn to Discern
If Michelle Obama gets the nomination to run against Donald Trump in 2020, discernment will be critical for Americans. A discerning citizen who identifies as a Christian or conservative must be persuaded to back a candidate who embraces a platform supporting a biblical worldview. What issues do they support, and what issues do they oppose?
The Democratic platform states clearly its unreserved support for numerous issues contrary to Scripture and undermining the Judeo-Christian values upon which America was founded. To name just a few: unrestricted, taxpayer-funded abortion on demand until birth; implementation of the entire LGBTQ agenda and its propagation in schools; "open borders" allowing any law-breaking immigrant entrance into America along with full access to taxpayer-supported medical care and entitlements; homosexual "marriage"; the deceptively worded "Equality Act," designated "the most dangerous attack on religious freedom in America's history" by Liberty Counsel legal ministry leader Mat Staver; plus other "progressive," socialist, secular positions intended to continue what Barack Obama called the "fundamental transformation of America."
Here's the deal: former First Lady Michelle Obama has not been in the shadows since departing the White House but through political activities, speaking engagements, writing and networking with high-profile, influential people in the "shadow government," she stays active a short distance from the White House, where she'd probably like to again take up residence.
Four years ago, who would've believed a business tycoon and reality show host would pursue the presidency? Jesus told us to "watch and pray" (Luke 21:36a) so we are awake, on guard and prepared ... for what may unfold before our eyes.
Larry Tomczak is a cultural commentator of 46 yrs, Intercessors for America board member, best-selling author and a public policy adviser with Liberty Counsel. His new, innovative video/book, BULLSEYE, develops informed influencers in 30 days (see www.bullseyechallenge.com). and he has a variety of resources on his website (see www.larrytomczak.com). You can also hear his weekly podcast here.
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