Michelle Obama wants young women in politics

Michelle Obama delivers a reality check on voters' inability to accept a woman as president — and offers hope for change that could finally put a woman in the White House.

Misogyny in U.S. politics

*Thinking back to 2016

On April 5, 2018, at the Simmons Leadership Conference, Michelle Obama took the time to address her disappointment at the fact that former First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton lost the presidential election to President Donald Trump despite her decades of experience in government. Many accredit her loss to FBI director James Comey drawing attention to Clinton’s emails days before the election, negatively impacting public perception and developing a level of mistrust despite no new conclusions being drawn by the FBI.

Former First Lady Obama also denied rumors that she would be running for president in the 2020 presidential election. “Look the reason why I don’t want to run for president… my sense is that first of all, you have to want the job. And it has to be, you just can’t say, ‘Well, you’re a woman, run.’ Because there are millions of women out here who are inclined, who do have a passion for politics,” Michelle Obama said in 2018.

Female campaigns in 2020

Throughout the 2020 Democratic presidential process, there have been a total of six Democrat female candidates who have campaigned for the nomination. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Marianne Williamson all dropped out before the primaries; both Williamson and Harris faced social media scrutiny for their policies and debate performances. This week, both Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) ended their campaigns after disappointing results from the Iowa caucuses and primary elections thus far. Both were observed and criticized for attacking their male counterparts Buttigieg, Sanders, and Bloomberg. Currently, there is still one female candidate in the race for the Democrat nomination: Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) who has 1 delegate. While it isn’t looking like there will be a female presidential candidate this time around, there is still hope for future United States elections.


04/06/2018 1:27 PMupdated: 08/26/2019 7:43 PM


  • Christine W.
    04/23/2018 15:32

    Love you Michelle Obama, you and her husband is the best thing happened to america,the thing that is mashing up america is hate,because of the colour of your skin.

  • Deysi S.
    04/23/2018 15:16

    Ermosisimas honorable

  • Ella-Jeanie W.
    04/23/2018 09:03

    What the hell ???

  • Sandra B.
    04/23/2018 01:32

    Michelle Obama is as disrespectful as they come. I think she once said, Hillary Clinton can't run her own house so how is she suppose to run the White House? I guess she has changed her mind. Thankful Hillary did not win!!!

  • Manuel N.
    04/22/2018 16:51

    Me insulta que publiquen cosas de la mujer de un asesino mundial, sean tolerantes

  • Kristina M.
    04/22/2018 16:44


  • Christy P.
    04/22/2018 12:33

    I am so ready for women to be in charge!

  • Lee W.
    04/22/2018 07:50

    You got the color and the money and the sex needed for this job. You go girl.

  • Mike G.
    04/22/2018 06:27

    michele obama is a liaer she needs to see a anger managment docter

  • Ruzman D.
    04/22/2018 01:45

    People don't waste your time please

  • Archbishopstephen B.
    04/21/2018 20:43

    You don't own the white house. God didn't create women to rule America. Genesis 2:18.

  • Lorena P.
    04/21/2018 18:17

    Love My,1 Dama. Michelle Obama

  • Rami R.
    04/21/2018 18:01

    Well to be perfectly honest, in my humble opinion, of course without offending anyone who thinks differently from my point of view, but also by looking into this matter in a different perspective and without being condemning of one's view's and by trying to make it objectified, and by considering each and every one's valid opinion, I honestly believe that I completely forgot what I was going to say.

  • Alphonso H.
    04/20/2018 21:10

    Telling it like it is !!!

  • Shawn S.
    04/20/2018 17:39

    as cnn would say she is just a medeocre niggro

  • Odis R.
    04/20/2018 14:40

    My friend Charles Mingo, was your AP at Whitney Young. He always spoke highly of you.

  • Carlos C.
    04/20/2018 12:24


  • Rick M.
    04/20/2018 12:09

    Beautiful, gracious, brilliant woman.

  • Ella W.
    04/20/2018 08:49

    Thank you brother that's why I want to hear thank you so much I'm so glad you money thank you God bless

  • Janice F.
    04/19/2018 16:41

    We got out and voted i think she won, BUT the Republican cheated for that crazy trumip

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