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With President Barack Obama’s presidency coming to an end, we’ve been wondering whether or not this really will be the last time the coolest First Family in all the land resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Many had hoped First Lady Michelle Obama would run for president but when Queen Latifah posed the question at a recent SXSW music conference, Mrs. Obama said that wouldn’t be the case.

“No, no. Not going to do it,” she said according to NBC News. She explained daughters Malia and Sasha were part of the reason why. “The daughters of a president. Just think about it. Come on, young people. Not so easy,” said the First Lady adding, “They’ve handled it with grace and with poise…”

But she said she would continue the work she’s started in the White House. “Sometimes there’s much more you can do outside the White House without the constraints, the lights and the cameras, and the partisanship. There’s a potential that my voice can be heard by people who can’t hear me now because I’m Michelle Obama, the first lady. I want to be able to impact as many people as possible in an unbiased way to try to keep reaching people. I think I can do that just as well by not being president of the United States.”

Welp. There you have it. Resume the tears.

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