America ready for female president: Michelle Obama
Washington: US first lady Michelle Obama says in remarks published on Friday that America is ready for a woman president, but would not comment on prospects for Hillary Clinton getting the job.
Obama`s comments came in an interview with Parade magazine, excerpts of which were published on its website.
Asked if she thinks the country will see a female president in her lifetime, the wife of President Barack Obama said: "Yes, I think the country is ready for it. It`s just a question of who`s the best person out there."
She declined to comment on the prospects for Clinton running to succeed Obama in 2016.
Hillary Clinton, a former US senator and secretary of state under Obama during his first term, has been vague on whether she will seek the nation`s highest office.
She left her post as the top US diplomat in February and polls released with the Democratic nominating convention still three years off say she is ahead — both in the Democratic primaries and in the theoretical general election.
Of Clinton`s prospects, Mrs Obama said, "She hasn`t announced anything, so I`m certainly not going to get ahead of her."
She added that she herself will not run for president.
Obama also said she thinks her husband`s time in office has helped ease racial prejudice in the United States.
"Children born in the last eight years will only know an African-American man being president of the United States. That changes the bar for all of our children, regardless of their race, their sexual orientation, their gender," Obama said.
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