Obama Divorce Story: New Book Claims Michelle Nearly Left Barack in 2000

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The controversial new biography of President Barack Obama claims that his wife, Michelle Obama, planned to leave the future president in 2000.

Is the divorce story real? Is anything in the book?

The unauthorized biography, which Klein claims is based on nearly 200 interviews, has been dismissed by presidential spokesperson Eric Schultz.

"Ed Klein has a proven history of reckless fabrication in order to sell books," he said. "Nobody in their right mind would believe the nonsense in this one."

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Nevertheless, the Obama divorce story is the latest revelation in the book - which also discusses his ex Genevieve Cook - to generate major buzz.

In The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House, out this week, Klein claims the divorce nearly happened eight years into the Obamas' marriage.

After Obama failed to listen to his wife's warnings in challenging Bobby Rush for his U.S. House seat in 2000 and got creamed, their relationship cooled.

“During the dark days that followed his defeat, he turned to Michelle for comfort. But she was in no mood for sympathy," Klein reportedly writes.

"He had refused to listen to her warnings about taking on Rush."

The primary left them in debt and Barack depressed, Klein claims. “Michelle actually had divorce papers drawn up,” he writes, citing one of her friends.

“Obama was so depressed that some of his friends worried that he was suicidal,” the book adds, without elaboration on that particular point.

Obama, of course, was still in the Illinois State Senate, and went on to win a U.S. Senate seat in 2004 that helped establish his national credentials.

But Michelle almost vetoed the Senate race, too.

Northwestern University professor Steven Rogers told Klein that Obama talked about his ambition after they met at a golf fund-raiser.

“My wife will not allow me to run for the Senate until I clear up the debts from my unsuccessful run for Congress,” Obama said, according to Rogers.

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its is just nothing to Obama.Michelle love Obama so much


The guy lies like a rug......don't believe what he says.....believe what he's done..............nothing !


So what, he went against his wife better sense and he was wiped out in that failed election. Left the Obama household broke. Any woman will be upset under these conditions and thinking seriously about divorce is natural. It didn’t happen but if the story repeats itself as the First lady is suggesting Obama not to run for a Second term in office, then we may see some after effects if he fails in that quest. We’ll see.


When she was seriously considering a divorce from this man..she was probably showing her smartest side. So...what did he do? Hypnotize her like he did this country????? "You're getting sleepy, Michelle......"


What wife hasn't thought, at one time or another, of either divorcing her husband or just plain wringing his neck!!! This is a non-story.


Michelle Obama, I wouldn't put anything from her, since she is also a biggot. I like her 180 degree turn around from hating this Country to showing a decieving put on performance designed by the damage control morons in Washington to showing an all out different person. Have you all forgot her actions before Obama was running for President? I have never forgotten her true self and it gets me sick when I see her trying to put on a miss goody two shoes act!!!!!!!!!!!!


Maybe true, maybe not. Doesn't affect me in any way shape or form and is not any of my business. They seem to be just fine now, so good for them.


I think some of these comments are laughable if not pathetic. I only wish Romney's personal life was defended and a call for "hands off" would come forth. However, we all know that David Axelrod and his henchman including the Kingpin Obama will be brutal with the Romney's and their personal lives along with the liberal media. Therefore, I see nothing wrong with delving into the Obama's personal life. What's fair is fair! If the stove's too hot Barack and Michelle & your fans...then get out of the kitchen!!!!


Unauthorized, which means....even if Michelle was going to divorce him it does not matter because she is still there. It is always something..whats next birth certificate again..his kids are on drugs what? It will be interesting what will happen if Obama does not win his next election. Are you afraid?


What does changing Washington, helping the poor & his wife being snobby have to do with their marriage possibly being on the brink of divorce in 2000? Trust me their are many articles online you can do that on. People who are great at their jobs, people who are poor at their jobs have a personal life outside their job like most Americans. Which consists of problems. Like with anyone lives are constantly plaque with problems. Those problems consist of marital problems, financial problems which is the most common culprit in divorce for those who are not fortunate to be worth a fortune along with the most heartbreaking reason adultery among other things. Oh snap this article reminds me they are human and have problems like the rest of us.

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