When Oprah Winfrey asked the first lady "Would you ever run for office?" her immediate response was "No." Mrs. Obama continued that the public's strong desire to see her run "speaks to the fact that people don't really understand how hard this is, and it's not something that you cavalierly just sort of ask a family to do again."
"Let me just tell America, this is hard. It's a hard job. I said it on the campaign trail. It requires a lot of sacrifice. It is a weighty thing, and it's not something that you even look to one family to take on at that level for that long of a period of time"