When Barack Obama was elected president in 2008, he became the first African-American to ever hold the title of commander in chief. While Hillary Clinton could become the first female to hold the position, many have wondered if First Lady Michelle Obama will ever be the nation's first African-American female president.

President Michelle?

Michelle Obama has become one of the most popular First Ladies in the modern era. Though conservatives have never been happy with the Obama family in the White House, recent polls show the president's approval rating on the rise as his time in office comes to a close.

As the president's popularity increases, many have wondered if his wife would ever give a shot at the same job. During an interview at the South by Southwest festival on March 16, she answered that question.

"I'm going to continue to work with our young people all over the world," Obama said, but made it clear that it won't be behind the desk as president. "Not as president. I will not run for president," the First Lady confirmed, explaining that she would rather spend more time with her family, who she says have handled the last seven years with "grace and poise."

Legacy of a First Lady

Every First Lady makes it a point to highlight one issue that they champion during their time in the White House.

For Michelle Obama, it has been encouraging Americans, in particular the youth of the country, to eat healthy and get proper exercise. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act was singed into law by her husband, President Obama, in 2010 and went into effect in 2014. The bill aims to promote a healthy lifestyle, while funding child nutrition programs until 2019.

Republicans and conservatives have been harsh critics of the program, claiming it infringes on the rights of Americans. Despite attacks from the right-wing, a recently released poll from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation shows that over 80 percent of Americans support healthier food options in public schools.

In addition, 90 percent agreed that it was "somewhat or very important" to improve the quality of food given to their children on a weekly basis.

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