For some reason I just don’t believe her.
(The Hill) — First lady Michelle Obama cited the amount of patience required to legislate as reason why she did not want to one day run for elected office.
The first lady was asked, in an interview with ABC’s Barbara Walters released late Wednesday, why she has said she did not want to run for elected office one day.
“I have learned from my husband, watching him, that it does require a great deal of patience to really feel the full impact of the work that you do on the ground,” the first lady said. “It doesn’t happen right away.”
Although the first lady has not shown an interest of one day running for office, others have suggested she should run. Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) said in an interview with Newsweek that Michelle Obama running for office would be a “breath of fresh air in D.C.”
Earlier in December a Public Policy Polling survey found in a hypothetical matchup between the first lady and Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) Obama would win by double digits. The poll found Obama leading Kirk 51 percent to 40 percent in a head-to-head matchup.