With the 2016 Presidential Election results now official, there are a good number of American voters protesting the election and deciding whether they will be moving to a new country. Others seem to be lighting up the internet with various search phrases, including “How to Impeach a President,” and “Who will run against Donald Trump in 2020?” That’s right; the election isn’t even a few days old, but many people are already preparing themselves for the potential vote four years down the road. Surprisingly, there are already odds that have been developed for potential opponents and candidates in the 2020 Presidential Election.
The Paddy Power online sportsbook is a place to take a look at for potential candidates in the 2020 United States Presidential Election. Right now, the website lists over 30 possible candidates to take on Trump four years from now. Among them are Trump’s Vice President Mike Pence and his opponent from the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton, as well as her running mate, Tim Kaine. A few other names that stand out from the election season include Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Bernie Sanders. However, there are also some very interesting celebrities listed, as well as a choice that many people are promoting to become the nation’s first female president.
Current First Lady Michelle Obama is on the betting odds list and currently has 8 to 1 odds to win the 2020 election. As BBC reported on Wednesday, hundreds of thousands of social media users were already calling for Michelle Obama to throw her name into the presidential election arena in four years. The report goes on to note that Mrs. Obama was shown by a Gallup poll to have a favorability rating higher than Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, or even her husband and the current president, Barack Obama. However, back in March of this year, Mrs. Obama said she had no interest in trying to get the job that her husband has held for the past eight years.
That said, a lot could change in four years, and it could propel Mrs. Obama to start campaigning. She’s been a champion for the Let’s Move initiative to help solve the problem of obesity in children. The program helps encourage today’s generation and future generations to engage in more regular physical activity to help combat the issue. She also has worked with various charities including Healthy Child Healthy World, Be the Change, and the Bob Woodruff Foundation, among others. It’s likely that the First Lady will continue working with her various causes for the next four years, while also trying her best to adjust to life outside of the White House.
There are some other women mentioned in the betting odds that are prospective candidates. Among those named in the odds listing are U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Mastro of Nevada, and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. This year’s Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, has 12 to 1 odds, while her daughter Chelsea has been given odds of 100 to 1 to become president. Surprisingly, Chelsea’s odds are slightly higher than those of a certain outspoken and controversial hip-hop star.
It’s important to note that the Paddy Power odds don’t represent any official confirmations of who is planning to run for the 2020 U.S. election. That might be good news for many people since Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are both in the listed odds for becoming president. Kanye currently has odds of 90 to 1, while his wife has even higher odds of 275 to 1. For those who think something more shocking than Donald Trump winning this year’s election might happen in four years, those could be two names to consider.
American voters, if you’ve already been looking ahead to the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election, who do you think will run against Donald Trump? Will Michelle Obama run for president? Will Kim K or her husband Kanye West take the plunge into presidential politics?
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