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Barack: Michelle 'Definitely Could Be the President' but 'She's Got Too Much Sense' to Run


"I can guarantee you that's not something she's gonna be doing."

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama during a White House lawn ceremony to honor the 2012 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams on Sept. 14, 2012. (Getty Images)

Barack and Michelle Obama

President Barack Obama offered a boost for his wife on Friday, saying first lady Michelle Obama could "definitely" win the presidency but that she has "too much sense" to run for office.

"She definitely could be the president but she will never run for the presidency 'cause she's got too much sense," Obama said Friday in an interview on Washington, D.C. hip hop radio station WKYS.

Obama was asked about his wife's political ambitions in the wake of her well-received speech at the Democratic National Convention earlier this month. He said the first lady is instead focused on raising their two daughters "and the work that she's doing around the country that helps make sure kids are eating right, getting exercise."

"She's an incredible person, an incredible talent but politics is not her thing," Obama said. "You know, she's happy to support me, she thinks the work I'm doing is important but I can guarantee you that's not something she's gonna be doing."

Michelle Obama has said herself she has no interest in seeking office, saying on "The View" in May, "I’m not interested in politics, never have been."

Listen to the audio interview here.

(h/t Drudge Report)

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