Doug Schoen, a political consultant on Bill Clinton’s 1996 and Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaigns, gained notice in conservative circles when he co-penned the 2010 WaPo op-ed, “One and Done: To be a great president, Obama should not seek reelection in 2012.” An outspoken and vehement critic of Obama, Schoen is now positing former First Lady Michelle Obama as the 2020 cure for all that ails Democrats.
Schoen remains a Democrat and stalwartly #NeverObama, but he says that he recommends Michelle as the last best hope for Democrats in 2020 in his role as an “analyst.”
Writing at the Hill, Schoen argues :
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It cannot be overstated how eagerly the Democrats want to take back the White House in 2020.
The Democrats face many obstacles in this effort, but the greatest threat is the fierce internal divisions within the party.
Two of the leading prospective presidential candidates, Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), have begun national fundraising operations. Former Vice President Joe Biden has been busy building a national email list to communicate directly with his supporters, and Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) has already announced his presidential candidacy.