President Barack Obama said his wife and daughters aren't all that invested in him being president and would be just as happy if he had decided against seeking re-election, Politico reported. But, he said, they believe in what he is doing for the country.
Michelle and the kids are wonderful in that if I said, 'You know, guys, I want to do something different,' they'd be fine, Obama said in an interview with NBC News that aired on Today Tuesday morning. They're not invested in daddy being president or my husband being president.
If family is doing well and Michelle is still putting up with me, then I've got enough energy to keep doing the work that I'm doing, Obama said.
Still, Obama said, there are some days where I say that one term is enough, but he's motivated to win a second term because of a belief that the work we started in 2009 is not yet complete.
He also said that if First Lady Michelle Obama thought it was time to do something a little less stressful, she would be the first to encourage him to do something different.
I think Michelle - if she didn't think that what we were doing was worthwhile in moving the country forward, I think she'd be the first to say, 'Why don't you do something else that's a little less stressful?