Former First Lady Michelle Obama has been the center of speculation lately, with rumors swirling that she may be considering a run for the White House in the upcoming year. However, it seems that not everyone is convinced of her chances. A betting website has given Mrs. Obama a mere 3.3% chance of becoming the next President of the United States, according to Election Betting Odds.
Even more discouraging for Mrs. Obama, her odds have been on the decline, dropping from 5% earlier this month. It appears that many people are not putting their money on a potential Obama resurgence.
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) October 2, 2023
Surpassing Mrs. Obama in the odds are several other candidates, including Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, who stands at 3.7%. Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom also rank higher than the former First Lady. It seems that Mrs. Obama has quite a bit of competition within her own party.
The idea of Mrs. Obama leading the Democratic Party’s ticket is still a topic of conversation, but it is not being taken lightly by some Republicans. Texas Senator Ted Cruz has voiced his concern, calling it a “very serious danger.” Cruz believes that the Democratic Party’s “kingmakers” may replace President Joe Biden with Mrs. Obama in 2024, a scenario that he fears.
While the speculation surrounding Mrs. Obama’s potential White House run continues, it appears that the betting odds are not in her favor. Perhaps it’s time for her supporters to consider other options within the Democratic Party. After all, as the saying goes, “don’t bet against the house.”