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"I told folks I'm supposed to be eye candy for you guys," President Barack Obama joked when he sat down with the ladies of The View on Monday.
During a rare joint interview, the POTUS and first lady Michelle Obama talked not just about the upcoming election, but about their relationship, their daughters Sasha and Malia -- and even their post-White House plans.
In a conversation with all five of the View co-hosts (including Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd and yes, Elisabeth Hasselbeck), Michelle described what Barack is like as a husband.
"He's very loving. He's very giving. He's very open," she said. "He's funny. I'm funnier. But we understand that!"
And how would Barack describe his relationship with Michelle? "I like lavishing her with all kinds of attention when she deserves it," Barack said. "And she always deserves it." Aww.
Married for 20 years, the First Couple described their first kiss, outside a Chicago Baskin Robbins in 1989. They also shared the adorable story of how Sasha, 11, and Malia, 14, were re-enacting scenes from the Hannah Montana movie backstage at the Democratic National Convention. When he accepted the Presidential nomination, Barack joked, he was actually "thinking about Hannah Montana."
Whether they have four more years in the White House or just a few more months, Barack and Michelle are already thinking to the future. The President said he would like to return to "working with kids," saying, "I love teaching, I miss teaching." As for Michelle, her husband thinks she should take over as the family politician -- but the first lady is having none of it.
"She should run for office, but she says she doesn't want to," Barack said. "I mean, Michelle would be terrific, but temperamentally..."
"Yeah, no," replied Michelle. "It takes a lot of patience to be the President of the United States, and I'm not that patient."
Of course, the Obamas also spent some time talking about the Nov. 6 election. Watch below to see Barack's response to Barbara Walters' provocative question: "Would it be disastrous for the country if Mitt Romney were elected?"
Romney, who was recently caught on camera criticizing the ladies of The View, will appear on the show in October.