During an interview with the DailyCaller election expert Allan Lichtman, who was one of the few professors to accurately predict Trump’s 2016 victory, said Michelle Obama would be a stronger candidate that the current Democrat field.
Lichtman also doesn’t think it’s entirely out of the question that she could somehow still be the nominee if Democrats somehow change the rules for her in a brokered convention resulting in the superdelegate system.
“There are rules that would prevent her from being nominated at the convention, but rules can be changed. I think it’s a long shot,” Lichman mused “but I don’t think it’s out of the realm of possibility.”
DailyCaller reports Former First Lady Michelle Obama could have a better chance of winning the 2020 election than any of the Democratic candidates presently running, according to election expert Allan Lichtman.
“She comes out extraordinarily well with the Democratic rank and file,” Lichtman said in an interview with the Daily Caller. “She has the charismatic potential. She has the pizzazz the [current] candidates don’t have. [Independent Vermont Sen.] Bernie Sanders has pizzazz, but he’s like Trump. He appeals only to a narrow slice of the electorate. He’s not a Franklin Delano Roosevelt or a Ronald Reagan.”
Lichtman, a professor at American University in Washington, D.C., is known for developing 13 “keys” that successfully predict the outcome of most presidential elections, including Trump’s election in 2016. While former Vice President Joe Biden is the most likely candidate to emerge with enough delegates to win his party’s nomination, Lichtman said, Democratic voters may still be open to Michelle Obama — and she could be a much stronger candidate against Trump.
“There are rules that would prevent her from being nominated at the convention, but rules can be changed,” Lichtman said. “I think it’s a long shot, but I don’t think it’s out of the realm of possibility.”
Lichtman said the November election is “too close to call.” If Trump wins, he said, 2020 could be the last year where Democrats worry about “electability,” which he suggested was a misnomer.