Michelle 2020? Her Hubby Says 'Never'

PACs hope she can still be convinced
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2016 8:21 AM CST
Michelle 2020? Her Hubby Says 'Never'
Michelle Obama at the White House on Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(Newser) – President Obama has taken the wind from the sails of those hoping Michelle Obama will be America's 46th president. In a just released interview conducted a day after the election, Obama tells Rolling Stone that "Michelle will never run for office." "She is as talented a person as I know. You can see the incredible resonance she has with the American people. But I joke that she's too sensible to want to be in politics," he adds, per the AP. He did acknowledge that the first couple will "continue to be very active" on a grassroots level after leaving the White House. Back in March, the first lady said she "will not run for president. No, nope, not going to do it."

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But the comments aren't likely to deter at least three PACs formed in the last month which are banking on Obama changing her mind, especially as gambling site Bovada claims she has the best odds of any Democrat to win in 2020, though Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and Paul Ryan currently have better odds, reports the Wrap. One such super PAC, Ready for Michelle, which registered with the Federal Election Commission on Oct. 31, refers to the first lady as "a loving healer" who can "bring together factions of our divided nation to produce policy results," per the Hill. (Michelle Obama is Vogue's December cover star.)

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