A former professor to both the most recent former First Family said Michelle Obama would have made the better president. 

"You know, his wife should have been president. Absolutely," Harvard constitutional law professor Charles Ogletree said in an interview with TMZ late last week. The site, primarily focused on celebrity coverage and gossip, caught up with Ogletree at Los Angeles International Airport. He said while noticed something special in former President Barack Obama, Michelle was perhaps the more talented of the two. 

"He was great too, but she was better," Ogletree said. "She could easily be president but I don’t think she will."

Both Obamas went to Harvard Law School. Ogletree, who was a mentor to Michelle, noted Barack had a habit of "speaking too much."

While Ogletree said the former first lady would make a great president, she has expressed little interest in running for office. 

"She will never run for office" former President Obama said on the "Sway in the Morning" radio show in October. "She is as talented and brilliant a person as there is and I could not be prouder of her, but Michelle does not have the patience or the inclination to actually be a candidate herself. That’s one thing y'all can take to the bank."

Michelle reaffirmed that notion in a December interview with Oprah Winfrey, shooting down rumors she would run for office. 

"I think some people think it's serious, but some people are just hopeful," she said. "I don't make stuff up, I'm not coy. I'm pretty direct. If I was interested in it, I would say. I don't believe in playing games."

Despite her continued stance that she will not run for president, a number of political action committees have formed urging her to reconsider. The former first lady's approval ratings were high throughout Obama's presidency. Even as his rating dipped to just some 40 percent, her rating stood about 66 percent.