President Obama left the White House with high approval ratings, and Democrats across the country were sad to see him go. Since he can't serve another term many began calling for Michelle Obama to run - just like Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Michelle Obama was a very active First Lady. Spearheading initiatives to combat childhood obesity, increase girls' and women's educational opportunities around the world, and many other worthy causes. Her high profile led to even higher personal approval ratings. Her poll numbers came in even higher than her husband's, at 66% approval. Those numbers were also well above Melania Trump and Bill Clinton (should he have become the First Gentleman.)
The Democratic Party's failure to capture the White House from Donald Trump has created a huge rift within the party, and many of them don't know where to turn. Considering her high approval ratings Obama is a natural one to turn to when the Democrats pick their next contender.
Not so fast.
Michelle Obama gave a very candid answer when asked if she would ever run for political office.
"I wouldn't ask my children to do this again, because when you run for higher office, it's not just you, it's your whole family," she told the Orlando Sentinel.
Knowing how strongly she feels about family you can bet that Obama will stick to her promise.
She did say that she will continue to fight for the causes that she believes in, but that she'll have more of an impact outside the political world.