Imagine former first lady Michelle Obama versus former President Donald Trump in a head to head match for the presidency in 2024.
Podcast host Joe Rogan said not only is it possible, but if it happens he believes that Obama would win the match, The Daily Mail reported.
He said the only thing that could stop her from winning would be if she “showed any support for lockdowns and mandates and all this craziness that’s going on.”
“She’s great, she’s articulate, she’s intelligent, she’s the wife of the best President that we have had in our lifetime … she can win,” he said.
He said that the former first lady could team with Vice President Kamala Harris to have a “double dose of diversity.”
But, he said, there is one “super team” that could defeat the Obama and Harris team, and that would be “Trump and [Florida Governor Ron] DeSantis together.”
“They have to make a super team. That’s the only way they win,” he said.
The host said that if Obama embraced some of the Democrat Party’s primary positions right now that could cause her to be defeated.
“The only thing that would stop her is if she bought into some of these policies that are destroying businesses in America that are making people scared,” the host said.
“If she somehow or another supported or showed any support for lockdowns and mandates and all this craziness that’s going on,” he said.
Last week President Joe Biden said he intends to campaign for the president again if his health remains strong.
“Yes,” he said when he was asked if he still intends to run again in 2024. “But look, I’m a great respecter of fate. Fate has intervened in my life many, many times. If I’m in the health I’m in now, if I’m in good health, then in fact, I would run again.”
“Why would I not run against Donald Trump if were the nominee? That would increase the prospect of running,” he said to ABC News’ David Muir.
But Biden’s poll numbers have been so low he actually joked about not looking at them anymore.
Biden appeared on the “Tonight Show” on Friday as host Jimmy Fallon fawned all over him, even though he was live via remote and not in the studio as if he was a rock star.
During the segment, Fallon asked the president if he paid attention to poll numbers to which Biden responded with a joke.
“’Not Anymore,” he said. “I paid attention when they’re in the mid-60s not when they’re in the mid-40s.”
Admitting that your poll numbers are so low that you do not even look at them anymore is shocking in and of itself, but joking about your dismal failures is an even bigger stunner.
He mentioned the immense inflation that has gripped the nation as one of the causes of his unpopularity, though he did not take any responsibility for it.
“We do have inflation on things that matter to people’s lives,” he said. “You show up to the gas station and it’s $3.50 a pump. But now, because I took 50 billion barrels out of the oil and petroleum reserves, the gasoline is down below $3 in many places. It’s gonna come down, it’s gonna move.
“But in the meantime, people are worried. There’s a lot of anxiety and my job is to be straightforward, shoot from the shoulder, let people know exactly what the truth is and lay out how I’m gonna try to make life better for them,” he said.
He bragged about the passing of the bipartisan infrastructure bill and promoted his Build Back Better plan which has been stalled in the Senate with Democrat Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema standing in its way.
When Fallon asked him if it would be passed by the end of the year the president ignored the fact that two Democrats are standing in its way and, instead, blamed Republicans.
“I hope it will but I don’t have a single Republican vote to pass it, so it’s gonna be tough but I think we can get it done and we’re gonna keep at it till we get it done,” he said.
He then touted the ridiculous notion that the $1.2 trillion bill would not cost American taxpayers anything.
“A whole range of things in there that are gonna reduce the cost of living for people in a reasonable, rational way and every single thing in that bill is paid for. It will not increase the deficit one penny,” he said.