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


  • Donna M.
    08/31/2019 15:03

    In several states Hillary was polling 6-9% over Trump, yet lost the state by less than 1%. Some people blame it on interference of the tallies. I blame it on people who proclaim their open-mindedness, yet when they're voting privately, just can't bring themselves to vote for a woman. Michelle mentions women's votes, but there's also a lot of men who say they are for women's rights, but when it comes right down to voting, can't bring themselves to pull that lever for a woman. Tolerance is limited, like NIMBY or not in my family.

  • Stowers L.
    08/31/2019 08:19

    Vote for the right person from God

  • Mark S.
    08/31/2019 03:04

    Hes an idiot.

  • Jack S.
    08/30/2019 14:02

    Why I ask when he mentions us a woman just continues...hmmmm...could make one contemplate or just move on..because there are many more like him out there.

  • Joan H.
    08/30/2019 11:18

    If there was a good woman running I would vote for them buy not Michelle not Hillary a d not orphan not a one of them are for our country.

  • Joshua C.
    08/29/2019 16:03

    Well she's a dude so ???

  • Delmer B.
    08/29/2019 03:20

    She is still trying to separate our country

  • Pat E.
    08/29/2019 00:39

    Go get THEM

  • Dominic F.
    08/28/2019 18:21

    Because dems cheat

  • Jimmy C.
    08/28/2019 10:29


  • Sharon A.
    08/27/2019 06:35

    absolutely need a woman in that office, but not a woman who is so steeped in the typical paternalistic way of making decisions.

  • Louise D.
    08/26/2019 23:29

    Hillary was the one who hurt herself! She lied she stole money she does n t even like American people! Why would we vote for her! She did it to herself!!!!!!!!?????

  • Justus O.
    08/26/2019 20:27

    America is a superpower remember, and the last superpower until the prophesied conclusion of the system of things on earth. It will never be ruled by a woman.

  • Terri D.
    08/26/2019 20:08

    Barf 🤮

  • Peggy M.
    08/26/2019 20:04

    What the f*** away you are not important go away go away your five minutes of fame is over

  • Sue B.
    08/26/2019 19:22

    Im not afraid Michelle, but nothing has come forward worth voting for...

  • Syed A.
    08/26/2019 18:20

    So basically you feminist morons now want to bury merit so that there can be an equal gender representation at administrative level? No thanks, I'd rather prefer dictatorship (which is currently a possible and even popular choice in my country).

  • Rafaela J.
    08/26/2019 17:39

    El error fue ....enseñarles a hablar !!!

  • Barbara T.
    08/26/2019 17:29

    Michele if i could run some kind of office i like to change some of this world.but im not rich.

  • Deb S.
    08/26/2019 17:02

    We want the best person...not limited to gender