Michelle Obama will always be one of the most respected first lady’s in America’s history. Her class and grace amidst disgusting racist attacks on her family, including her children, is something that will never be forgotten. Mrs. Obama continues her “they go low, we go high” mentality, despite the ongoing attacks by the religious right.
One burning question that Michelle always gets is will she ever run for president of the United States. Obama said this in an interview with The National when asked if she would ever run for president:
“Just between us, and the readers of this magazine—there’s zero chance. There are so many ways to improve this country and build a better world, and I keep doing plenty of them, from working with young people to helping families lead healthier lives. But sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office will never be one of them. It’s just not for me.”
Michelle also didn’t mince words when she was asked about her husband’s time as president:
“Ha—being married to the president of the United States comes with its own set of challenges, but being overlooked is not one of them! My life and my story have gotten plenty of attention since Barack became a public figure. And as an adult, I’ve come to realize that success isn’t measured by how many boxes you check or who notices your achievements, so I’m not really looking for any more gold stars. In fact, all of my proudest professional accomplishments—from helping young people enter public service to building bridges between a hospital and the community it serves—have been a result of learning to go where my passions lead me.”
Michelle never fails to impress. She is everything the American woman strives to be whether it be in her marriage, her role as a mother, or her job as a U.S. first lady and humanitarian.