The Democrat field of 2020 Presidential contenders is beginning to take shape.
But one name stands out.
And Michelle Obama took what many believe is the first step to an unthinkable challenge to Trump.
Michelle Obama announced the release date of what she is calling a deeply personal memoir.
It is set to drop right after the midterm elections.
“Over social media Sunday, the former first lady announced her first memoir, Becoming, will be published on November 13. That gives her most dedicated admirers exactly 261 days to start printing “Obama 2020” T-shirts as some are professing to do before storming bookstores.
“Writing BECOMING has been a deeply personal experience,” she tweeted to her followers. “I talk about my roots and how a girl from the South Side found her voice.”
In a post on Instagram, Obama added that writing the book “has allowed me, for the very first time, the space to honestly reflect on the unexpected trajectory of my life. … I hope my journey inspires readers to find the courage to become whoever they aspire to be.”
Writing BECOMING has been a deeply personal experience. I talk about my roots and how a girl from the South Side found her voice. I hope my journey inspires readers to find the courage to become whoever they aspire to be. I can't wait to share my story. https://t.co/d7DxEG85NK
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) February 25, 2018
The time after the midterm elections is traditionally when candidates begin to make serious moves to set up a Presidential campaign.
And a book tour will provide Obama with high-profile media appearances to build energy for her candidacy.
She has always said she has no intention of running for President.
But pundits such as Fox News Channel’s Juan Williams believe she may run and could win in 2020.
He wrote in an op-ed published in The Hill:
“The three strongest Democratic challengers to President Trump’s reelection are now all black women.
They are talk show queen Oprah Winfrey, former first lady Michelle Obama and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)…
…Michelle Obama left the White House with a 68 percent approval rating. She got a new wave of positive attention this month when record crowds showed up to see her newly unveiled official portrait at the National Gallery of Art…
…Meanwhile, if Obama runs, she would inherit her husband’s formidable political machine.
Perhaps only an Obama can successfully use the Obama political machine to hold together the Obama coalition and win back the White House?
Even longtime Trump political adviser Roger Stone recently told the Oxford Union that Obama would be the strongest Democratic candidate.
The then-first lady’s “When They Go Low, We Go High,” speech was one of the most memorable of the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
The big question with Obama is whether she is willing to go low and put her family through another brutal presidential campaign.”
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