ABC’s Robin Roberts asked First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House Working Families Summit what her next act will be after she leaves the White House, and she flatly rejected doing anything political.
Robin Roberts asked the First Lady if her next act will be political. She answered, “No, it will not be political. No.” She said her next act will be service based. It will be mission based, but it won’t be political.
With that answer, the First Lady shot down the hot rumor that she was going to follow the Hillary Clinton path by going from First Lady to the US Senate.
Listening to the First Lady speak at the Working Summit, she demonstrated loads of political skill and charisma. Michelle Obama would make a great Senate candidate, but the one consistent about the First Lady is that she has expressed no interest in running for office.
It is looking more and more likely that the Obamas will retire from politics after the president leaves office, and move back into the private sector. It is a nice thought, but it looks like Michelle Obama has no interest in running for office.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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