First Lady Michelle Obama wants another four years in the White House so she can continue her global advocacy on behalf of women and young people.
During a recent broadcast interview Mrs. Obama – who is currently touring South Africa with her daughters to promote youth leadership, education and political and cultural exchanges – said her advocacy provides her a personal stake in her husband's re-election and that she eagerly awaits the 2012 campaign.
"I think there's so much more work to do. We've really just begun to lay the foundation," Obama, 47, told ABC News while visiting Cape Town. "I'm passionate about these issues. I want to make sure there's a footing in them in the same way that my husband does . . . so, more time would be helpful."
During her weeklong visit, the first lady met with Nobel peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu and 92-year-old former South African President Nelson Mandela. Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha also dropped in on a daycare center where they reportedly showed off their dancing skills, and read Dr. Seuss' "The Cat in the Hat" to a group of Johannesburg children.