The First Lady Michelle Obama made it perfectly clear on Thursday that she had no intentions of running for the Executive office after her husband’s term was over. Mrs. Obama responded to a pint-sized prober who asked whether she had any ambitions to become the President of the United States. The question-and-answer session took place during the White House annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, an event that is held for the children of the Executive Office staffers, reports the Daily Mail.
Mrs. Obama’s response to the middle-schooler’s question about her possibly following Hillary Clinton‘s path was as follows:
“Absolutely not. No,” she said to laughter. “I think one of the things you learn about yourself as you get older are what are your strengths and what are your interests. And for me it’s other stuff that is not being the president. So I probably won’t run.”
Interestingly enough, if Michelle Obama did have the desire to run for the office of the presidency, she might actually have a shot. President Obama‘s popularity has taken a drubbing while the First Lady gets high marks from the country’s constituents, according to the latest MaristPoll. Almost two-thirds of registered voters nationwide have a positive impression of Michelle Obama. A total of 65 percent have a favorable view of Mrs. Obama while less than one in four members of the electorate — 23 percent — has an unfavorable impression of her; another 12 percent are unsure.
Mrs. Obama also expressed confidence during the Q&A session that her husband will win the re-election and said that she will remain in her position for another four years.