First lady opens up about politics, family

WASHINGTON 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.

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