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Michelle Obama thinks we should have a woman president ASAP — and it 'definitely' won't be her

Monday evening, First Lady Michelle Obama took a rare step into discussing electoral politics. In an interview with ABC's Robin Roberts at a White House–sponsored Summit on Working Families, Obama said that the U.S. should elect a woman president "as soon as possible."

She didn't mention any certain potential female Democratic frontrunners for 2016, saying only "I think this country is ready," and "the person who should do the job is the person who is the most qualified and I think we have some options, don't we?" But she did rule out one lady. Asked if she was considering a future in politics after her husband's second term is up, Obama replied that whatever she does, "it will not be political. It definitely will not be. It will be mission-based, service-focused." You can watch the entire interview on CSPAN-3, or her thoughts on a female president below. --Peter Weber