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The country is ready for its first female president, says Michelle Obama

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First lady Michelle Obama speaks to mayors and other officials about the initiative, "Let s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties," Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (Photo: AP)

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All joking aside, it's worth noting that the first lady stopped short of endorsing former President Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party's presumed 2016 frontrunner.

Via The Hill:

"Yes, I think the country is ready for it. It’s just a question of who’s the best person out there," the first lady told Parade magazine in an interview published Thursday.

Obama said she is expects to see a female president in her lifetime but avoided saying it could be Clinton.

"She hasn’t announced anything, so I’m certainly not going to get ahead of her," Obama said of the former secretary of State.

And just in case you thought she might be preparing a foray into politics for herself, The Hill notes that Mrs. Obama was "quick to say 'no' to running for office" one day.

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