Michelle Obama’s time as first lady is winding down, and in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday, she shared what she’ll miss most about her role — and that she has no plans to ever run for president herself.
Obama talked about the Let Girls Learn initiative, which encourages global leaders to provide educational opportunities for the estimated 62 million girls around the world who don’t have access to schooling. After saying that her "time is almost up" at the White House, she sang a few lyrics from the Boyz II Men song "It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday," The Associated Press reports, and said the thing she’ll miss the most is interacting with the different people she meets from across the country.
米歇尔·奥巴马谈到了“让女孩学习”倡议，这一倡议鼓励全球领导人为全世界约6200万没有上学的女孩提供接受教育的机会。美联社报道，她说完自己在白宫的“时间将到”之后，唱了Boyz II Men乐队《难以向昨日说再见》这首歌里面的几句歌词，并且说，她将最为怀念与来自全国各地各种各样的人的交流互动。
When asked if she would ever run for president, the first lady said there won’t be another President Obama any time soon. "No, no," she said. "Not going to do it." One major reason is because her daughters, Sasha and Malia, have already had to endure being in the spotlight for the past eight years. "They’ve handled it with grace and poise, but enough," Obama said.
She also shared that she’s hopeful that once she settles into the next chapter of her life, she’ll be able to continue to be an advocate for different issues. "Sometimes there’s much more you can do outside the White House without the constraints, the lights and the cameras, and the partisanship," Obama said. "There’s a potential that my voice can be heard by people who can’t hear me now because I’m Michelle Obama, the first lady. I want to be able to impact as many people as possible in an unbiased way to try to keep reaching people. I think I can do that just as well by not being president of the United States."