Michelle Obama had some . . . enlightening things to say on Thursday at Simmons Leadership Conference in Boston concerning the American political scene. According to The Hill:
The Obama administration “was like having the ‘good parent’ at home,” the former first lady said. “The responsible parent, the one who told you to eat your carrots and go to bed on time.”
And President Trump?
“And now we have the other parent,” Obama added. “We thought it’d feel fun — maybe it feels fun for now because we can eat candy all day and stay up late and not follow the rules.”
What about Hillary Clinton?
Clinton was “the best-qualified candidate,” Obama said. “She wasn’t perfect, but she was way more perfect than many of the alternatives.”
. . . “We’ve got to be willing, when we do find qualified people, to vote for them,” Obama said. “And we didn’t do that in this election.”
What about her plans for, say, 2020?
“So I think people should be less … disheartened that me and Oprah don’t want to run, and more disheartened by the fact that Hillary Clinton, probably the most qualified person to ever seek the office of the presidency, lost. She lost.”
Despite her recent politically charged remarks, the former first lady reiterated that she does not want to run for political office in the future.
Keep your fingers crossed.