“Could you do a favor and ask President Obama something for me?” Brzezinski asked Jarrett. “Could you — could he come back? And save the party and tell them what to do?”
“Well, I think what he’s really interested in doing is finding, you know, the Barack Obama 2.0s all around our country — who are the next generation of leaders that he can support and nurture and help grow?” Jarrett replied. “How can we help get young people to think, why don’t I run for office?”
Brzezinki also implored Jarrett to push Michelle Obama toward running for office.
“I don’t think that would be fruitful,” Jarrett demurred. “I would encourage her to be a force for good, she doesn’t need much for that, she was an extraordinary First Lady, but I don’t think she wants to run for office. I think she appreciates she has this extraordinary platform, as does her husband, they’re young,they’re very popular, the president left office with very high approval ratings as is it she, and how do you take that and galvanize the American people, citizens, to actually work to solve some of the big challenges that lie ahead.