Democrats Dismiss Michelle Obama Replacement Theory

( – After special counsel Robert Hur released his final report on the investigation into the classified documents retained by President Joe Biden, some conservative pundits began to suggest that the Democrats may try to replace Biden as the nominee during the Democratic National Convention this summer, the Washington Examiner reported.

In his report, Hur explained that the president was unlikely to be convicted because the jury would consider him a “sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.”

Hur’s report recounted that during his interview with the special counsel’s office, Biden forgot what years he served as vice president and even the year of his son Beau’s death.

With Biden’s rapidly deteriorating mental capacities once again front and center, conservative pundits and right-leaning podcasters began suggesting that the Democrats could be planning to replace Biden at the convention with Michelle Obama.

However, Democrat strategists who spoke with the Washington Examiner dismissed the conspiracy theory, arguing that there was no way such a switch would happen.

One unnamed strategist told the Examiner that while there might be people within the Democrat Party who would love it if Mrs. Obama ran for president, the former first lady has “made it very clear” that she wasn’t interested.

In a 2022 interview with the BBC, when Mrs. Obama was asked if she had any presidential aspirations, she said she detested when someone asked her about running for president and said that she would not run.

Another Democrat strategist described the theory as a “ginned-up conspiracy” concocted by “grifters to spoon-feed to MAGA extremists.”

At this point in the primary, the only way the Democrats could replace Biden as the nominee would be during a brokered convention as the vast majority of filing deadlines for primaries have already come and gone.

To win the nomination, a candidate must earn the majority (or 1,968) of pledged delegates from primaries and caucuses during the convention. If the majority is not received by a candidate in the first vote, the convention would hold a second vote during which the additional 739 so-called “superdelegates” would be allowed to vote for the nominee, meaning the nominee must win a majority of all 4,672 delegates and superdelegates to win.

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