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


  • D-Sue M.
    03/13/2020 02:00

    The right woman is not here yet . Look at the ones in our govt. Now. sad . to me a big embarrassment to women.

  • Ron O.
    03/12/2020 19:19

    Michelle wake up smell the coffee I believe Tulsi is still running ! Read a newspaper

  • Steve H.
    03/12/2020 14:25

    Has nothing to do with sex, Hillary is a worthless lieing rat. And Warren is almost as bad. P.S. here is what I think of you mike 🖕

  • Doug S.
    03/12/2020 05:49

    Nothing woman is going on inside of you, dude. Why dont you just come out and admit it. Nobody cares what you and your gay partner do.

  • Scott G.
    03/11/2020 18:05

    Democrat primary throws women candidates under the bus in lieu of rich old white guys. Quite vexing...🤣

  • Jamie W.
    03/11/2020 17:50


  • Travis E.
    03/11/2020 16:35

    Yes.. Ivanka trump...Sounds good!!

  • Travis E.
    03/11/2020 16:35

    Go away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Corky C.
    03/09/2020 23:21

    When did he/she become the spokesperson for women!!!??? Does'nt she have a dinkle!!???

  • Richard J.
    03/09/2020 21:39

    I think theres a lot of truth in this my opinion

  • Yasir Z.
    03/09/2020 06:09

  • Michael W.
    03/09/2020 03:42

    I vote for women all the time in politics and I was going to vote for Amy in this election but she bailed out. I hope next time there is a better choice for President than Trump, Biden and Sanders.

  • Brent M.
    03/08/2020 17:15


  • Caitlin K.
    03/07/2020 14:28

    I don’t think that’s the case as all. I think it just needs to be the right woman.

  • Jose S.
    03/07/2020 11:25

    Ivanka trump 2024 first female president of the United States

  • Gwen G.
    03/07/2020 05:53

    Ur not a woman ur a man Michael

  • Gary P.
    03/06/2020 18:55

    Warren a career liar and Clinton a career criminal maybe all we need is an honest woman

  • Gina B.
    03/06/2020 17:31

    It's only important to vote for the most qualified person with the right ideas-doesn't matter if they're male or female. Hillary didn't win because she was the most corrupt and criminal. She also didn't care for our citizens; she allowed Benghazi to happen.

  • Bobby K.
    03/06/2020 17:25

    Ol snagle tooth

  • Joanna J.
    03/06/2020 17:05

    I miss intelligence and safety.

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