Michelle Obama Releases Official Statement on Presidential Run

(NewsReady.com) – First ladies are generally pretty popular and are always a bit shielded from the politics of their husbands’ jobs. That was true for ex-FLOTUS Michelle Obama during and after her husband’s, Barack Obama’s, presidency. Some on the Left have expressed excitement over the possibility that she might run for the White House, and she has responded, again.

It’s no secret the Democratic Party is worried about their 81-year-old incumbent president, who will be 82 at the end of his first term. Not only is he older than Cheese Whiz (as is the previous president), his approval ratings are in the dumpster, and have been almost his entire presidency. That is making Democrats very nervous so some of them are turning to Mrs. Obama as their potential savior.

The former first lady’s office issued a statement to NBC News and made it clear she’s not going to be the party’s white horse. Crystal Carson, Obama’s director of communications, said the former FLOTUS “has expressed several times over the years [that] she will not be running for president.”

Carson went on to say that Obama supports President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in their bid to win reelection in November.

This isn’t the first time Obama has expressed an aversion to running for office. Her dislike of politics dates back decades. She wrote about it extensively in her autobiography, “Becoming.” In 2012, a child asked the then-first lady if she wanted to run for POTUS, she responded, “Absolutely not.” That same year, she told the hosts of “The View” that she didn’t ever want to be president.

In 2014, then-President Barack Obama told Michael Strahan and Kelly Ripa that his wife would never run for office. “One thing I can promise you: Michelle will not run for office,” he said. Later that year, Mrs. Obama once again reiterated that she wouldn’t run. In 2016, Mr. Obama told a town hall attendee that three things in life are certain, “death, taxes, and Michelle is not running for president.”

In 2018, there were rumors she would run for office in 2020, but she shut them down. During the 39th annual Simmons Leadership Conference, Obama said she would never run because “you have to want the job.”

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