Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke fondly of first lady Michelle Obama in an interview with "Extra" released Monday.
Clinton told "Extra," "I don't know how anybody could have done what she's done for the last eight years with more grace and more of a sense of purpose, but inclusivity."
Clinton went on to say she felt especially close to Obama because they had both shared the experience of being first lady.
In the interview, Clinton even implied she would consider picking Obama for her Cabinet, saying, "She's made it pretty clear she wants to focus on important issues like girls' education around the world ... I want to be the best partner I can be for whenever she wants to be involved in government again."
Obama has been an extremely valuable asset to Clinton's campaign in its final push to the election. Her powerful rhetoric has brought warmth to the Democratic nominee's camp that people didn't always perceive before. Some news outlets went so far as to call Obama the campaign's MVP.
Although some Democrats have been optimistic the first lady might launch her own political career after her steady involvement in the 2016 presidential campaign, her husband said she's not interested.
President Barack Obama said his wife doesn't have "the patience or inclination" to be a politician herself on the "Sway in the Morning" show last week.
The president's former adviser David Axelrod has said something similar. He told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt he thinks Michelle Obama would be happy to recede from the public eye and work on issues she cares about.