Those of you who were hoping – praying – that Michelle Obama could be the first female president of the USA, we’re afraid your dreams have been dashed.
Unfortunately, Mrs O herself has confirmed that that won’t be happening any time soon. Or, you know, ever.
Speaking at a leadership conference in Boston last week, the former first lady explained why she definitely isn’t running in 2020.
‘The reason why I don’t want to run for president— and I can’t speak for Oprah — but my sense is that, first of all, you have to want the job,’ she said.
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‘And you just can’t say, “Well you’re a woman, run.” We just can’t find the women we like and ask them to do it, because there are millions of women who are inclined and do have the passion for politics.’
Fortunately, more women than ever are running in the 2018 elections, including Sex and the City‘s Cynthia Nixon, who is running for New York Governor.
While we would have loved to see another President Obama take the helm, she does have a point; female candidates do need to want to do the job.
At least we’ll hopefully be seeing the Obamas at the royal wedding next month…