Speculations and rumors are rife that US First Lady Michelle Obama is considering a run for the 2016 senate.
The buzz found further momentum after a Thursday column in Reuters stated that "Michelle Obama is everywhere", and might possibly be in the next senate run as well.
"First Lady Michelle Obama is everywhere. She's traveling to China. She's raising money for Democrats. She's issuing plaintive tweets seeking the rescue of the kidnapped Nigerian girls," wrote Keith Koffler, noting the various ways in which the 50-year-old seems to be finding a foothold in US politics.
Michelle is likely mulling a run for Illinois senator Mark Kirk's seat in 2016, the writer noted, adding that she is the only candidate with a profile large enough to overthrow the Republican.
The column also to Michelle's recent willingness to debate a school lunch program with the Republicans. Her trip to China, fundraising and her stance on the kidnapped Nigerian girls were signs that she would run for the 2016 senate, the writer opined.
Meanwhile, NBC notes that it's not the first time that such a thing has been mentioned about Michelle but the First Lady has never publicly indicated that she would perhaps be interested in a political career.
However, it should be noted that matters of politics are often unpredictable. And just like Barack Obama took people by surprise by running for presidency in 2008 - when many thought he would wait for some more time, it could very well be a good time for Michelle to run for the senate.
Known for her unreserved belief in freedom and liberty, the First Lady is understood to have a deep desire to transform American lives.
"She would quickly become the most recognizable face in the Senate. Her fame and fundraising ability would command deference in a body that normally operates on seniority," reads the Reuters report.
"Whether the recent elevation of her profile suggests a plan to run is unclear, but she will be well positioned should she jump in."