Michelle Obama has loved being the First Lady of the United States but does she want to actually run the country? During a Q&A at SXSW, she opened up and revealed whether she plans to follow in her husband’s footsteps!
Michelle Obama has just dropped a major bombshell. The First Lady was asked at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas on March 16 whether she intends to reclaim the White House and run for POTUS! Does she want to campaign like Hillary Clinton did after Bill Clinton left office? Her answer will shock you!
“I will not run for president,” she said. “No, nope, not going to do it.” Michelle, a Princeton and Harvard Law School graduate, definitely has the brains to lead our country but she says she has no desire. But she did say that she hopes to continue to “impact as many people as possible in an unbiased way.” She added: “I’m going to continue to work with our young people all over the world. But not as president.” Michelle said that she mainly doesn’t want to stay in an elected office because of her two daughters, Sasha, 14, and 17-year-old Malia. “The daughters of a president. Just think about it. Come on, young people. Not so easy,” she said. “They’ve handled it with grace and with poise, but enough. Enough.”
“Sometimes there’s much more you can do outside the White House without the constraints, the lights and the cameras, and the partisanship,” Michelle went on to say about life after the White House. “There’s a potential that my voice can be heard by people who can’t hear me now because I’m Michelle Obama, the first lady. I want to be able to impact as many people as possible in an unbiased way to try to keep reaching people. I think I can do that just as well by not being president of the United States.”
HollywoodLifers, do you wish Michelle would run for President of the United States?