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Will Michelle Obama Run For Presidency? First Lady Answers

Will Michelle Obama Run For Presidency? First Lady Answers
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Will Michelle Obama Run For Presidency? First Lady Answers

On Tuesday, Michelle Obama was in Austin, Texas, to participate in the “South by Southwest Music” 2016. It was here where she revealed her political plans for the future, which does not involve becoming a President at all.

The First Lady was in Texas to promote the advocacy project she launched at Global Citizen festival in New York last September entitled “Let Girls Learn.” The Austin Convention Center was swarming with individuals who want to witness the wife of U.S. President Barack Obama discuss her pro-women advocacy. The program is a government initiative designed to help 62 million young women around the world have access to education.

As reported by Page Six, it was during this very important event where she was asked if being a President is her goal. She, however, impressed the audience when she said she has no plans to run for the Presidency. “I’m going to continue to work with our young people all over the world,” she said. “Not as president. I will not run for president,” she added.

She said she needs to guide her daughters more and asserted that there are other ways she can help the United States, especially the young people, without being the President. “No, no not going to do it. One of the reasons why is that I’ve got these two young people at home. Being the kids, the daughters of a president, just think about it. Come on young people, not so easy. They’ve handled it with grace and with poise, but there are so many ways to impact the world and you don’t have to be president of the United States to do them,” she said, as reported by The Guardian.

As her husband serves out the rest of his term, the First Lady has made it personal to do all she can to help young women around the world have access to education. “For me, 62 million girls not getting an education, that’s personal.”

The First Lady also showed her casual and cool side by talking about singers that she likes. The Beatles, Motown,  Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder, and Queen Latifah all made her list.

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