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First lady opens up about politics, family

November 26, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
In an exclusive interview with Barbara Walters, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama opened up about politics and family.During that interview, Walters asked the first lady how she would feel if the president ran for a second term, especially after revealing she had asked her husband to give up politics back in 2000.

"It's important for him to finish what he started. Any ambivalence that I felt was all personal. It was all the sacrifice that this life requires of one's family," she said.

"If I had to pick the man I'd want to be in politics, the kind of person that we seek out in this country, somebody who's honest and sincere, and smart as a whip, he would be the person that I would pick, and that's always been why I followed him into these escapades," the first lady added.

Walters' interview with the Obamas aired on "Good Morning America" on Friday.