New Poll Reveals 1/3 Of Dems Do NOT Want Michelle Obama To Be Biden's Vice President
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For all the talk about Michelle Obama being loved by Democrats and how some called her America's "forever first lady," apparently she's not as high on most people's list any more.
A band new CBS/YouGov poll found that more than a third of Democratic voters do not want presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to pick Michelle Obama as his running mate (assuming she wanted to run on the ticket even though she has said in the past she does not).
The CBS/YouGov found 65 percent of Democrats support Obama’s selection, given her consent, while a surprising 35 percent say they oppose it. With respect to black respondents, 70 percent approve a Biden-Obama ticket, while 30 percent do not. When it comes to independent voters, Obama’s support falls five points to 60 percent, with 40 percent saying they are against her being selected for the VP slot.
The same poll found Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) garners 36 percent support as Biden’s running mate, while Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) enjoys 19 percent, when respondents were given a list of names to choose from (Obama was excluded). Progressive activist Stacey Abrams placed third with 14 percent, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) finished fourth at 13 percent.
Obama also has a new documentary out, and apparently even her allies in the media are not big fans of it.
In her newly-released Netflix documentary, Becoming, the former first lady probably expected the to heap praise on her life they have always done.
But as noted by Lifezette, Obama's documentary was panned by several big time critics across the board.
Michelle undoubtedly thought the mainstream media would give her movie top-rate reviews, but this did not happen at all. Instead, the film was slammed as “bland,” “self-celebratory,” and “paper-thin.”
“Becoming” follows Michelle on her book tour to promote her memoir of the same name, and it features her pushing her liberal agenda on Americans from all walks of life. Critics, however, were not fans of the movie, with Time magazine saying that Michelle “deserves more than a worshipful gaze” that the documentary offers.
TIME magazine was not impressed, writing in a review: “The big problem with Becoming is that of all the people who don’t need a hagiography, Obama is pretty much tops on the list. Obama deserves so much more than the worshipful glassy gaze of this documentary; she’s so far beyond it that it can barely contain her.”
Indiewire’s Kate Erbland followed the trend and also slammed “Becoming”:
Most of her interactions, she says, are “sanitized,” and the former First Lady can’t help but want to spend time in situations not entirely engineered for her comfort. Viewers of Hallgren’s first feature, a glossy behind-the-scenes look at Obama’s life after the White House (and on an emotional and occasionally draining tour across America), will likely walk away with the same desire.
At first, the movie comes across as something of a companion piece to Obama’s autobiography of the same name, the New York Times bestseller from which Hallgren’s film borrows its title, “Becoming” eventually collapses into oddly disjointed storytelling.
It's not hard to see why even liberals weren't impressed.
As one example, the former first lady took many by surprise when she states in the documentary that she believes having children was a “concession” that cost her “aspirations and dreams.”
She then said when she had both of their daughters, Malia and Sasha, it “changed” the course of their relationship.
“The thing that really changed it was the birth of our children. I wasn’t really ready for that. That really made it harder. Something had to give and it was my aspirations and dreams,” Obama said.
“I made that concession not because he said ‘you have to quit your job,’ but it felt like ‘I can’t do all of this so I have to tone down my aspirations, I have to dial it back,'” she added.
Whether she intended to or not, her comments are certainly striking. It's not often that a parent says having children as "cost" them their "dreams."
Obama also said it was a "slap in the face" when black Americans did not show up and vote for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.
Her comments about the election and voting come after there has been a serious push to get her to run for president.