At a town hall event in Louisiana yesterday, President Obama was asked by an attendee if first lady Michelle Obama would ever consider running for president. His answer was a strong no.

ABC News reported:

Obama Says Michelle Obama Will Not Run for President

It used to be that death and taxes were the only certain things in life, but for President Barack Obama there is a third: Michelle Obama will not run for president.

With Obama now in his final year in office, the focus naturally has shifted to who will succeed him. At a town hall event Thursday with Louisiana residents, Obama was asked if there’s any chance he could talk the first lady into running.

His answer? An emphatic “no.”

“There are three things that are certain in life: Death, taxes and Michelle is not running for president,” he said. “That I can tell you.”

A dozen Republicans and three Democrats are in the running to succeed Obama next January, but speculation seems to be returning to whether Mrs. Obama would ever run, despite her previous declarations that she would have to be crazy to do so.

Obama praised his wife of 23 years for her work to reduce childhood obesity, as well as her efforts with Jill Biden, the vice president’s wife, to help military families. He said he was certain she would stay active after leaving the White House, and launched into a riff on her youthful appearance compared to his head of grey hair after seven years in office.

Here’s a video of the exchange:

If you had any doubt that there’s a genuine desire among the left for Michelle to run, just check out this reaction from The Huffington Post:

Obama Crushes Any Dreams We Had About Michelle Obama Becoming President

President Barack Obama let us know Thursday that there won’t be another Obama running for the Oval Office anytime soon.

The president was asked during a town hall meeting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, whether first lady Michelle Obama would consider making a run for the White House.

“No, no, no,” he said in response…

Of course, are two other Obamas who could one day take up the family tradition: Sasha and Malia. At ages 14 and 17, though, they’re still a little too young to start planning for their campaigns.

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