On Thursday, former First Lady Michelle Obama spoke out regarding calls for her to run for President, reports The Hill.
Obama on a Potential Presidential Run
Despite encouragement from some Democratic voters, Michelle Obama has firmed stated that she has no plans to pursue the Oval Office. She delivered the hereinafter statements in Boston:
“The reason why I don’t want to run for president, I can’t speak for Oprah, but my sense is that first of all you have to want the job. You can’t just say, ‘You’re a woman, run.’ And we can’t look for women like that. We can’t just say let’s find the women we like and ask them to do it. There are a million women who are inclined and who do have the passion for politics.”
“Just because I gave a good speech, and I’m smart and intelligent doesn’t mean I should be the next President. That’s been our problem. We’re very shortsighted about how we think about selecting the Commander-In-Chief.”
Talk About Obama Running for Office
Speculations and calls for Michelle Obama to run for President followed after she spoke at 2016’s Democratic National Convention. Similarly to Oprah, many Americans lauded what they viewed as well-delivered remarks.