Michelle Obama is one of the coolest first lady’s to ever step foot in the white house, and it’s no surprise at how many people love and admire her. Obama has been an advocate for so many things such as ending childhood obesity along with speaking out against racism and sexual assault. The former first lady has done so much for this country, and it’s gotten many (including myself) hoping that she runs for president in 2020.
For months there have been rumors swirling around about the possibility of her and Oprah Winfrey running in this upcoming election and even though the two have shut down the possibility the rumors continued. As much as we would love to keep hope alive it’s looking like another Obama in the White House isn’t going to happen anytime soon.
Last Thursday Michelle spoke at the 39th Annual Simmons Leadership Conference, and when asked about possibly running she said, “The reason why I don’t want to run for president—and I can’t speak for Oprah—but my sense is that, first of all, you have to want the job.” She then goes on to saying that in order to be president you have to want the job and you have to have a passion for politics. “I’ve never had the passion for politics,” Obama said. “I just happened to be married to somebody who has the passion for politics, and he drug me kicking and screaming into this arena.”
So sadly we won’t get the Obamas back, but we do respect her honesty, and hopefully, we’ll get another president who’s like her in the near future.