President Obama says both he and first lady Michelle Obama will be “very active” in working with people at the grass-roots level to support progressive causes once he leaves office. But despite her popularity and natural public speaking ability, Michelle isn’t interested in a career in politics.
“Michelle will never run for office,” the president told Rolling Stone in an interview conducted the day after the election. “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.”
Obama says that after he hands the keys to the White House to President-elect Donald Trump, he plans to “sleep for a couple weeks” and take Michelle “on a well-deserved vacation.”
Since the Obamas have already cost the American taxpayer upwards of $70 million for their various date nights, trips around the world and annual visits to Hawaii, one hopes that the soon-to-be-former president understand that he’s paying for that himself.
Still, trust but verify. After the spectacle of the Bushes and the Clintons, America is in no further need of “dynasties.”