Michelle Obama Reportedly Fan Favorite To Potentially Replace Joe Biden In POTUS Race

Although former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama have been out of the White House for some time now, the couple has had a hold on the nation’s hearts ever since. Ahead of the upcoming presidential elections, Mrs. Obama has reportedly been deemed voters’ favorite to replace the POTUS, if he should drop out of the race.

As of now, the 60-year-old attorney, author and philanthropist has not put in a bid to run for POTUS, but she does have much experience from working closely with her husband during his two terms. According to the betting company Betfair, Mrs. Obama is “the second most favored 2024 Democratic presidential nominee with odds of 11 percent.”

Vice-President Kamala Harris also received 6.3 percent of bets overall, and Hillary Clinton drew in 1.1 percent.

Michelle Obama walks onstage during The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times – in Conversation with Michelle Obama at YouTube Theater on December 13, 2022 in Inglewood, California.

Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Reportedly, Biden currently stands with a leading 69 percent of bets to return as President, having already won over Democratic primaries in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. However, the public has expressed concern regarding his health, which could be an implication that he may not be able to hold on to such a position.

According to Betfair’s spokesperson, Sam Rosbottom, he told Newsweek, “Four years ago at the start of the primary season, Joe Biden wasn’t even the favorite for the Democratic nomination, let alone the presidency. This time around, there have been a number of reports and political analysts questioning the competency of the president when it comes to running for another four years, and punters have been backing a number of potential candidates should he step down from running.”

In January, during an appearance on Jay Shetty’s On Purpose podcast, Obama expressed that she is in fact “terrified about what could possibly happen” with the next election.

“Because our leaders matter. Who we select, who speaks for us, who holds that bully pulpit — it affects us in ways that sometimes I think people take for granted,” she said at the time. “The fact that people think that government doesn’t really even do anything, And I’m like, ‘Oh my God, government does everything for us.’ We cannot take this democracy for granted. And sometimes I worry that we do.”

“Those are the things that keep me up,” she added while also discussing war, the future of artificial intelligence, the education system, societal addiction to phones, voter engagement and other topics.

Take a look below.

[embedded content]