Strategists insist that Duchess Meghan will likely run for political office

Upon conclusion of the Commonwealth Service, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle will meet school children in the Dean's yard before attending a Reception.

I follow a certain royal reporter who almost always has some of the worst tweets on any given story. He twists himself in knots to justify his hatred towards the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Recently, he was tweeting about Meghan’s legal victory over the Daily Mail, and he indicated that this was all about Meghan being thin-skinned and that she would not last long in the political world, which is apparently where this reporter thinks Meghan will end up. It’s a reminder – to American readers – that the Royal Rota operates much the same way that the right-wing media behaves here: an echo chamber full of references to their own dumbass fake stories. The Royal Rota is obsessed with the idea that Meghan will use her duchess title as a launch pad to… run for office in America, and become a “political figure,” which as we all know, is bad because she’s not Petty Betty, Charles, William or Kate. The British press is so obsessed with this idea that they’re interviewing American politician strategists and trying to make it sound like Meghan is going to run for governor of California.

Meghan and Harry’s private meeting with Gavin Newsom, the governor of California, prompted speculation that Meghan was eying Kamala Harris’ vacant senate seat. Sources close to the Sussexes were quick to crush such speculation, but now Democratic strategist, Mike Trujillo, says he believes Meghan could yet “do an Arnold Schwarzenegger” and run for office in America.

Trujillo told The London Times that Meghan was following a “well-worn path”, adopted by Arnold Schwarzenegger ahead of his foray into politics.

“She’s doing everything that’s appropriate and allowed given her new position but she’s definitely putting her toe in the water,” he said. “And once your toe is in the water your whole foot is in and next thing you know you are knee-deep and then you are fully in.”

Trujillo added: “Everything she’s doing is similar to what other folks have done before they run for office. Arnold Schwarzenegger, before he ran for governor, had a big after-school foundation that promoted opening after-school clubs, that was called Arnold’s All Stars. He used that as a vehicle to talk about the need for tutoring and after school care. Really easy stuff. That’s what introduced him to politics.”

Another Democrat strategist, Roger Salazar, who worked in the Clinton administration, told The Times: “California is one of those states that welcomes fresh perspectives. It wouldn’t surprise me to see Prince Harry getting more involved.”

[From The Daily Beast]

Schwarzenegger did a lot more than just that one program before he ran for governor? Arnold had shown an interest in politics for decades before he ran for office. He worked with Republican presidents, showed up for RNCs, fundraised for the party, did a ton of charity work and he married someone from the Kennedy family, for goodness sake! My point is that British reporters cannot fathom how Meghan could be politically active and well-connected in the political world without… running for office. They just can’t wrap their heads around it, and now they’re getting Americans involved in their delusions.

And British outlets think Meghan is preparing for a damn presidential run too.

Meghan Markle will use the furore over her interview with Oprah to launch a political career which could take her all the way to the White House, if rumours circulating around Westminster last week turn out to be accurate. One senior Labour figure – a veteran of Tony Blair’s Downing Street administration with strong links to Washington – claimed to The Mail on Sunday that Ms Markle, 39, was networking among senior Democrats with a view to building a campaign and fundraising teams for a tilt at the US Presidency.

Last night, a source close to the Duchess of Sussex declined to comment, but the couple have made little secret of their political beliefs.

A source said: ‘The Blairite, internationalist and Democratic party networks are buzzing with talk about Meghan’s political ambitions and potential backers.’

[From The Daily Mail]

For the love of God. She’s not running for president! Five years from now, if she announces a run for office, you can officially say that I’m an idiot. But I swear to God, Meghan isn’t running. She’ll be politically active, for sure. She’ll fundraise for Democrats, maybe. But more than anything, she’ll raise money for CAUSES that she cares about, and she’ll use her political influence to work behind-the-scenes.

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  1. MaryContrary says:

    These people are delusional. There is ZERO chance she’s running for anything, ever. Why would she?!

    • Lorelei says:

      It’s absolutely preposterous.

      When I saw the headline yesterday, I texted it to my friend with the comment, “yes and I’m going to be on NASA’s next space shuttle” or something like that.
      So ludicrous it’s just laughable.

    • Bettyrose says:

      IKR? She can be way more influential on her current path. And politics would invite more threats against their family . Hardly worth it.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Bettyrose, that’ what I think, too. Politics would be limiting in some ways, where she and Harry can do what they want and where their passions lie. These people really are running out of things to say and just bringing up more stuff to get more people to hate her. I’m starting to think everyone writing for the BM are idiots.

    • Tessa says:

      This is just stirring things up against Meghan.

      • Eleonora says:

        Yes. Of course, the media would love it as it will help them sell clicks.

        I used to think media reported the news, but seems more like they create the news, no matter reality.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      I want her to run for every office going. The BM and RF are constantly telling us how ambitious she is, so she might as well run for POTUS someday.

    • Where'sMyTiara says:

      It’s the “fear of powerful Black women” trope, recycled.

      What they fail to report of course, is that

      1) Meghan has had enough of public scrutiny for 1000 lifetimes
      2) their own misogynoir reporting has basically destroyed any possibility of running for office even if she wanted to, by their own design.

      So it’s a non starter on two fronts: first because she has zero interest, and second because the very tabloid media pimping this fevered narrative have already killed any possibility of this coming to fruition by dint of their own prior instances of yellow journalism.

  2. Eleonor says:

    Wow this is next level fan fiction!

    • BayTampaBay says:

      WTF???? So what if she does run for office? She has every right to run for office if that is what she wants to do. I wish she would move to Florida with her family and run for Skelator Scott’s or Rube Rubio’s Senate seat.

      Meghan, YOU GO GIRL and do exactly what you want to do. You have only Harry to answer to for your choices.

    • Millennial says:

      There’s so much Meghan fan-fiction online, it’s just… something else. It probably too nice to even call it fan fiction. It’s just QAnon-level delusion.

  3. whateveryousay says:

    What? She’s not running for office. Jesus. She’s never going to run for office. You know why? Look at Michelle Obama who she is friends with. She’s not going to put that pressure on her marriage and two kids. They are already under a damn microscope.

  4. Rapunzel says:

    Meg seems to think far more globally than state or national politics, so I too think she probably won’t ever run for anything.

    Also, she’s trying to lessen the amount of lies told about her. Running for politics would not help that.

    Meg’s got a baby about to hit the terrible twos, and another soon on the way. She is not planning a campaign.

  5. Lorelei says:

    Seems like it’s a bit of projection which could have originated with Jason Knauf

    https://twitter.com/S_Insley_H/status/1371641732782247939?s=20

    • Eyeroll says:

      Oh wow. So he’s American? Always assumed he was British. What does he have against Megan? Or is he just doing his bosses bidding?

    • lanne says:

      An American will lead to the demise of the royal family. That American is Jason Knauf, not Meghan Markle.

    • Kalana says:

      An ambitious American who wanted to run for President. Someone who calls the press and bullies the people the people around him. Poor Jason, indeed. Who knew he would turn out to be like this?

    • Lexistential says:

      Totally seems like projection from Poor Jason. That boy is using his own political wannabe dreams to trash Meghan with. (And I’ll bet $50 he wanted to be the only influential American at the Palace and was competitive with Meghan from the get-go.)

      Jason, Jason, Jason. Your jealousy is showing.

      (Although, I would be very amused if Meghan gets some kind of political appointment by the time Charles is King.)

  6. Nic919 says:

    They just want to say she’s running for president so that they can attack her for it and claim she left the UK in order to leverage a political run. Women aren’t allowed to be too ambitious in these misogynoir circles in the UK and the ultimate American ambition in their minds would be running for president.

    Nothing in Meghan’s political involvement has shown she has any interest in becoming president. She will work for causes as she has always done.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Nic we are not dealing with rational people.
      I can’t remember where I saw it, but last week there was an article speculating that H&M wanted to be settled in CA before baby #2 was born so she could be eligible to run for US President. She’s still IN THE WOMB and they’re already speculating about her political (lol) future.

      These people are truly batsh!t insane.

  7. Amy Bee says:

    Yeah, she’s not running for office. The British press needs something to justify covering Meghan as obsessively as they do so they’ve chosen to push this story.

  8. Becks1 says:

    LOLOLOLOL she’s not running for office. I dont want to say “it will NEVER happen” because things change, but right now I do not believe the thought of political office is something that she is at all considering, even long term.

  9. Kkat says:

    She isn’t ever going to run for a higher office.
    lol can you ever imagine the optics of having a UK prince in line for the throne as a First Guy in the white house??

    This is just stupid fan fiction
    She will be involved in politics and I could even see her running for city or county type stuff in the future. Because she cares about the community she resides in.

    If anything it would be their kids that would be more likely to run for a higher state or federal office

  10. Abena Asantewaa says:

    It is all another way to get America to troll her. Meghan is more interested in ARCHEWELL, and the humanitarian work they will do. She is never going into politics, especially after this nonsense from the Brit media and royal life. She is happy with her family raising chickens, and their 2 dogs, thank you!

  11. GuestWho says:

    All of this because some cast mates from Suits once said a long time ago that she would, out of all of them, be the best at being President.

    • Sunday says:

      oh LORD is that the “source” behind this insanity? That’s almost worse than quoting some random troll on twitter as an actual informant.

      • GuestWho says:

        That’s my recollection. It’s the only time anyone who knew her said ANYTHING about her running for office, and it was just a stupid interview question that they all answered “Meghan” to.

        She’s actually come out and said she’s not interested in political office, but you know what a dog with a bone is like.

  12. Snuffles says:

    No, she’s not running for anything anytime soon but she might eventually openly support political candidates (but I doubt even that honestly). I think the most likely scenario is that she and Harry might collaborate with the Biden administration on some issues that align with Archewell. And that will be enough for the BM to recklessly speculate on for YEARS.

  13. Sunday says:

    This is hilariously unhinged. She is not running for political office, but by all means royal rota, continue to demonstrate to the American audience how completely ridiculous you are, how you don’t understand anything about American politics OR Meghan Markle, and generally how you kick up nonsensical fan fiction solely for the purpose of having something new to attack her about.

  14. Eyeroll says:

    Who are these so called democratic strategists anyway who absolutely know for sure that she is on the path to political office rather than continuing what seems to be passion for public service? Of course they used democratic strategists too…

  15. lucy2 says:

    Not a chance!
    Why would she invite MORE public scrutiny and harassment? I also would think she knows she can be far more effective and targeted in her help by what they are doing now.

  16. S808 says:

    I don’t understand how or why people think this??? I think she wants to be left alone to her husband and kids. Doing philanthropy and living her best Pinterest board life.

    • molly says:

      Meghan is modeling her life after Oprah. Extremely influential and doesn’t have to ever listen to another word about TaX pAyErS!!!!

  17. Harla says:

    I think that if Meghan had never met Harry and suffered what she did by the British tabloids then yeah, she probably would have run for some level of political office. But her time in the royal family and the horrible press coverage has, I’m sure, soured her on the idea of putting herself and her family in that position ever again and that’s exactly what would happen if she ran for office. Maybe in 20 years it might be different but not before then.

    • Abby says:

      Agreed. I could see her working as a diplomat, an ambassador or being involved in politics in some way, but not running for office. And definitely not for president.

      If she proves me wrong I won’t be mad. But I think this is just breathless conjecture.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Meghan would make an excellent President of a NGO such as The Red Cross or Planned Parenthood.

      • Lexistential says:

        Agree. I can see her accepting a political appointment like an ambassadorship or working with politicians who specifically seek her out because she’s so highly visible, but not ever running for political office.

  18. anotherlily says:

    In 20 years’ time it might be a possibility. Harry would make a perfect ‘First Gentleman’ and the children would be adults. It may be their children who grow up to be leading figures but right now they all have other priorities.

  19. Lightpurple says:

    Ben Shapiro, who believes he was put on this earth to insult women, especially women of color, and to encourage his audience to do so, has decided that Meghan IS running for president in 2024 against VP Harris and must be attacked for it mercilessly now. His minions cite some interview someone else gave saying that when Meghan was little she wanted to grow up to be a princess or president.

    • Rapunzel says:

      Ben Shapiro is clueless.
      Meg is not.
      Even if interested in holding office,, Meg will not run against Kamala. Meg would be smart enough to know Kamala would eat her for breakfast.
      The right would love see Meg vs. Kamala cause two biracial women candidates would be a wet dream for their outrage farms.

  20. candy says:

    She won’t run for president. No one runs against the incumbent from their own party, that would be insane. They clearly have no understanding of how politics works.

  21. Xantha says:

    They really are that afraid of her power huh? That’s the main reason why they keep insisting this will happen: Because it’s their biggest fear and they want to project that fear onto their right wing base who hates the idea of any liberal/left leaning WOC in power.

  22. lanne says:

    The British media has already decided on a narrative for Meghan. They created the narrative, then adapted any information they get to fit that narrative. They don’t write about her. they write about who they want her to be. If she embodies this narrative, then they are free to attack her with impugnity. They want to give themselves a “legitimate” reason to attack her when it’s clear to anyone who looks at the situation with anything more than a quick glance, that they just want to justify the racism they feel toward her.

  23. Nicole says:

    Give me an effing break. She is not running for governor. We have a massive party infrastructure and she has not lent her name to any of it. Keep wishing and hoping Brits. She and Harry will be chilling in their sea side estate playing with their babies and counting money.

  24. Emile says:

    I highly doubt Meghan has any interest in running for public office, particularly after her time in the RF where everyone shouted “taxpayer money!” at every little thing she did. Like Angelina Jolie before her, some people just cannot accept the idea that some famous women want to use their public platform to advocate for good causes without necessarily wanting to run for higher office. Saying they want to get into politics is a way of framing their good deeds as a strategic move rather than something they do for altruistic reasons.

    That said, I have always found the “Meghan wants to run for President” discourse so fascinating because it’s clearly rooted in some kind of fear that she would have a platform much larger and more powerful than anything the RF could offer her. The British media would have to play nice with her because, in the aftermath of Brexit, the UK will have to play very nice with whoever POTUS is. Meghan as President would also be particularly triggering for someone like William, who would have to wine and dine her at state dinners in his position as Head of State. Basically, their fear is that they would have to ‘curtsey’, in a figurative sense, to Meghan, someone who they believe to be beneath them.

  25. BayTampaBay says:

    The British Tabloids, British Broadsheets and Piers Morgan & Company need to leave the Sussexes alone and go silent on them.

    The British Media need to get focused and become obsessed with the Broken Brexit problems and Prince Andrew’s disgusting, possibly illegal, behavior as it would be a much more productive use of their time and column inches.

  26. lele says:

    But before she met Harry she was an actor on Suits. I would assume she would’ve wanted to continue her career in acting. Was she politically active before in the publics sense? Just curios, I never really followed her story until after all the BRF drama.

    • lele says:

      Curious**

    • Abby says:

      She has a degree in international studies and interned for the American embassy in Buenos Aires in college. It’s not totally out of the realm of possibility that she would get involved politically. I just think its highly unlikely that she’d run for any office any time soon.

    • Yoyo says:

      I think Meghan was going to concentrate on her Blog and do Charity work after suits was over.

  27. Brass says:

    I think she will run for either senate or for president some day. I also predicted that she would leave the RF because it would be too restricting for her and do an interview with Oprah after the exit, back when they got engaged . And that just happened so … mark my words

  28. L4frimaire says:

    This is so ridiculous. I actually wouldn’t be mad if she did eventually run for office in 10/15 years,but this is so off the mark. California politics is very machine-like and very much a pay your dues and use different offices to get to the top. Run for school board, city council, state assembly, district attorney, cultivate the right players and endorsements. We have the same people in different offices going through the system for decades to get where they want to get. She has no constituency, no platform, isn’t left wing enough, and has barely been back in the state. They’re still catching their breath. Newsom is facing a recall but the whole Democratic machinery is behind him. This reflects the insecurity they have over in the UK to her reach, and also they even said this back in 2019 long before they left the UK. I can’t believe anyone actually writes this with a straight face.

  29. NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

    I could see Meghan running from president 20 years from now of she commits herself to the path of politics. But she hasn’t shown any interest as of yet. She would do it the old fashioned way anyways and run for congress as a rep first.

  30. Izzy says:

    Honestly, the way she’s pulled off her strategy of telling her story and producing receipts, she’d get my vote.

  31. Ann says:

    I mean, I wouldn’t be surprised if she decided to run for something, some day, but she’s too smart to throw her hat in the ring when she has little to no chance of winning, which would be the case now. They are just saying this to paint her as full of herself and inappropriately ambitious. They underestimate her, every time. If she were to run, she would do so at the right time, be prepared, have a strategy, and work really, really hard at it. They think she’s a dilettante. She’s not.

  32. Merricat says:

    They are trying to paint her as power hungry—“Meghan wants to be queen! Wait, she left the UK for the US? What’s the American equivalent of queen?”
    Lol. Meghan gets a lot more done than any royal or politician. She’s not corrupted by power, and it drives them insane because they can’t understand motives that are based in altruism.

  33. Kaykay says:

    Am I the only one who actually would like to see her in a position like that? :D

    Yes, I hear all your comments, and your opinions make sense, but I feel like it would fit her. She speaks well, means well, has a strong determination, won’t let people step on her, and also looks good. It suits her well, no pun intended.

    IF she want’s to that is … time will tell.

  34. MsIam says:

    I could see her running for office, at least in California. She’s smart and knows how to articulate her positions which is half the battle. I could also see her going to law school too. Or they could decide to just decide to run their foundation. Either way, I wish them success, especially to spite the Salty Island Press!

  35. aquarius64 says:

    The Markles wouldn’t want Meghan to run for president. Candidates and their families are thoroughly vetted by the FBI and the American press. They are not going to just go by what the BM has said. And if the media doesn’t get the Markles Meghan’s would be opponent will. Bad Dad, Scammy and Junior are rich veins for opposition research.