Michelle Obama 'Terrified' About Potential 2024 Election Outcome
In a recent episode of Jay Shetty's "On Purpose" podcast, former first lady Michelle Obama expressed her concerns about the upcoming 2024 presidential election, emphasizing the importance of not taking democracy for granted.
The podcast, initially focused on mental health, shifted to a political discussion as Obama was asked about her current worries.
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When asked about the factors that keep her awake at night, Obama responded that her concerns extend beyond personal matters and are more connected to the global landscape.
What’s gonna happen in this next election?" Obama asked. "I am terrified about what could possibly happen, because our leaders matter. Who we select, who speaks for us, who holds that bully pulpit affects us in ways that sometimes I think people take for granted."
Reflecting on her experience as the spouse of a former U.S. president, she mentioned the burden of "knowing too much" about global issues.
While acknowledging various global challenges such as conflicts, artificial intelligence, climate change, and voter turnout, she underscored that the imminent presidential election in America is her primary source of anxiety.
Expressing her apprehensions, Obama highlighted the lack of control over these complex issues and pondered on the state of the nation's collective consciousness.
She voiced her fears about the impact of selecting leaders, emphasizing their significance in shaping the country's direction.
Obama conveyed her worry about people underestimating the role of government and emphasized the crucial role it plays in society, asserting that democracy should not be taken for granted.
Michelle Obama urged the importance of not overlooking the value of democracy and expressed her concerns about the potential consequences if it is taken for granted.
The former first lady emphasized the need for mindful consideration of the upcoming election and the role leaders play in shaping the nation, but the real concern may be that Biden could end up losing to former President Donald Trump, upsetting the swamp in Washington.