The 69-year-old Clinton, who has been spotted after her election loss hiking, attending Broadway shows and rallying fellow Democrats, isn’t exactly known for her sweet dance moves. Remember when she “dabbed” on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”? Just, no. But to be fair, that “debate shimmy” did win over some hearts and minds.
For her part, Obama has had much better luck on the floor, making busting a move a regular part of her agenda as first lady. No one can forget Obama’s wildly popular dance-off with late night host Jimmy Fallon featured in “The Evolution of Mom Dancing” parts one and deux. But the former first lady did swing and miss with that “Turnip for What” video.
In the end, the mirror ball trophy (and potential viral humiliation) clearly wasn’t a big enough draw for either Clinton or Obama to scrap their post-politics plans for a schedule of grueling rehearsals in Hollywood followed by weekly judgment. Past winners of “Dancing With the Stars” include former boy-bander Drew Lachey, country music singer Kellie Pickler, “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star Alfonso Ribeiro and, most recently, Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez.