The former First Lady Michelle Obama was in Boston to attend the 39th annual Simmons Leadership Conference. The venue was crowded with her supporters, and they wanted to know whether she had any idea to run for the president of the United States. She has ruled out any such possibility and explained that in order to take on such a job there has to be a different state of mind. The willingness must come from within.

Daily Mail UK reports that her audience consisted mostly of women and she admitted that she was not passionate about Politics. She added that she is a Princeton University and Harvard Law School graduate, but that does not mean she should accept such challenges.

She had her say

The program was held at the Seaport World Trade Center with more than 3,400 people in attendance. The theme of the seminar was 'Disrupt the Ordinary.' It was a short one-day professional development program in which other prominent women also had their say.

During her speech, Michelle Obama said that politics was not her cup of tea and she was drawn into it because of her husband who has the passion for politics. In her opinion, the selection of the commander-in-chief of the United States must be based on the certain criterion and not be thrust on some unwilling candidate just because she is a woman who can give a good speech.

Oprah adds another dimension

Oprah Winfrey is an orator par excellence and her powerful speech at the Golden Globes in January had set people talking about her contesting in the 2020 president election.

At that time, she had ruled out any such possibility, but Huffington Post adds that she has now indicated that she could reconsider the earlier decision to enter politics. It would depend on whether she received any message from God.

When the media had first proposed her name as future president of the United States, she was at the receiving end of Donald Trump’s ire.

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He went to the extent of saying that she was “very insecure.”

Oprah has confided to a magazine that billionaires had called her up and assured her of funds to run her campaign in case she changed her mind and decided to contest. Her best friend, CBS co-host Gayle King, feels a 2020 campaign will not be good for her, but it could benefit others.

Therefore, Oprah has left it to God.

Michelle Obama is also not interested in returning to the White House, but she and Oprah must realize that one need not be a politician to become the president. The best example is Donald Trump who understands the business better than politics. It is quite possible that some other woman could rise to the challenge.