America ready for female president: Michelle Obama
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US First Lady Michelle Obama said in remarks published on Friday that America is ready for a woman president, but would not comment on prospects for Mrs Hillary Clinton getting the job.
The First Lady'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, she 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 Mrs Clinton running to succeed Mr Barack Obama in 2016.
Mrs Clinton, a former US senator and Secretary of State under Mr Obama during his first term, has been vague on whether she will seek the nation's highest office.