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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Some Thoughts On Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama is an attractive, stylish, very accomplished woman by any account and obviously loves her family very much so should she be beyond criticism as the Obama campaign suggests?

I mean here’s somebody who’s done everything right. She grew up in modest means. She grew up in a nuclear family. Her parents looked after her. She went to college on a scholarship. She’s worked hard for everything that she has.
She is the best mother I know. She has made repeated sacrifices on behalf of her family and has said that her children and her husband are her number one priority…
I think families are off limits. I would never consider making Cindy McCain a campaign issue, and if I saw people doing that - I would speak out against it. And the fact that I haven’t seen that from John McCain I think is a deep disappointment

I think what she says while on the trail campaigning for her husband is fair game for analysis and critique as a fair look into how the couple interacts and a glimpse into what role she would play as first lady should Barack be elected. Anything beyond that I would say absolutely not unless she takes on a major role like Hillary did and then she is fair game.
I think Laura Bush has been an exemplary first lady, classy, behind the scenes and involved in her own projects well apart from the White House and the inner workings of the administration. I see Cindy McCain doing much the same as she already has several philanthropic organizations that she heads up and works hard for. Yet somehow I doubt that Michelle will ever be out of the picture in that way since she appears to wear the pants in the Obama household and would have major input on Barack's policy initiatives. She is not one to be quiet and sit on the sidelines as her fiery speeches on behalf of her husband have shown.
That said I believe we in the GOP need to be very delicate on how we approach that critique by focusing on her words and them alone, let them speak for themselves while offering very little in analysis of what they mean, they say enough. I grew up in Condoleeza Rice's Alabama so I have an idea what it might have been like to grow up black in that environment since I am about the same age as they are and can empathize with the struggle they must have faced but America has come a very long ways since then.
To wrap it up, the Barnyard will not go after Michelle Obama, her husband gives us plenty of ammunition to go after him without tearing down his bitter half.

7 comments:

heidianne jackson said...

i believe that she is already taking a role in the campaign (and setting the stage for the co-presidency) that is much larger than hillary. we have every right to verify that she, like obama, is who she says she is...

Tapline said...

Goat, I think you are right on with your assessment of Michelle. If she is part of the campaign it's open season, but unless she is she should be left alone.....and as you said we have to find out what is in that empty suit...ever hear of Ayham Alsammarae,,,another contributor to the campaign that appeared in Talisman gate Blog on June 15, 2008.....stay well

Goat said...

Tapline, scroll down a couple posts and find out. I posted about him yesterday.

Gayle said...

You're right, Goat. As you know, I've never posted on Michelle, but I do believe, as you do, that when she gets out there in public and makes speeches which are insulting to America then she's fair game. If Obama wants her left completely alone then he shouldn't have her campaigning for him, although I have a mighty suspicion that she'd never sit still for that. I also have a suspicion that it is she who is running for president, not Obama! She would definitely be the power behind the power. :(

Trader Rick said...

I don't think she's attractive. What she says about her country and white people is really ugly.

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