Former first lady Michelle Obama, on a stop in Boston at a women’s leadership conference Thursday, likened her husband Barrack Obama’s presidency to having “the good parent” at home.
At the Simmons Leadership Conference in Boston, she also told the crowd at the conference that history will be the judge of her husband’s legacy compared with that of Donald Trump’s.
“I think what we see is what happens when we take things for granted,” Obama told Simmons President Helen Drinan. “For the eight years Barack was president, it was like having the ‘good parent’ at home. The responsible parent, the one who told you to eat your carrots and go to bed on time.
“And now we have the other parent. We thought it’d feel fun, maybe it feels fun for now because we can eat candy all day and stay up late, and not follow the rules,” she added.
Obama rejected any suggestion that she might run for president one day.
“I don’t want to be president; I don’t think I should be president; I think I can do a lot of things, but that’s not one of them,’’ Obama said. “First of all, you have to want the job, and you just can’t say, ‘You are a woman, run. I just happened to be married to someone who was involved in politics, and he dragged me kicking and screaming into this arena. Just because I gave a good speech, and I’m smart and intelligent, doesn’t mean I should be the next president. That is not how we should pick the president.”