We’ve heard and read both print and electronic journalists, say Michelle Obama’s image is being remade by her husband’s campaign team for the big rally for votes in the general election.
We do not believe Senator Obama and his strategists are trying to make his wife over to be, as some have described the goal,” more acceptable” to certain segments of the American voting public.
Mrs. Obama is an educated woman. She has degrees from the nation’s best universities. Princeton and Harvard are the universities where the nation’s future leaders in business, culture, law and politics are prepared and trained to perform their constructive contributing roles in society. We know for a fact when one matriculates at Princeton the education received from that venerable institution provides many of the necessary tools to be a top corporate or government executive, consistent responsible parent as well as the First Lady of the land.
We believe the electorate is being given an opportunity to get to know Michelle Obama. Like a beautiful gemstone there are many facets to her personality and skills. That is why she’s on the cover of popular important magazines promoting articles based on interviews by the writers or making an appearance on a popular daytime television program assisting with hosting duties.
We see in Michelle Obama a person who values and honors her parents and the moral upbringing they have provided and the values they have instilled as the basis for her to be successful in life. She is a lady who values and honors her personal achievements. She is a wife who honors her husband.
She is a mother who values her daughters. She’s a stylish female, elegant and poised in every way. She is a friend, a daughter, a sister and aunt who is always available to help when you really need her.
Those videos and pictures you’ve seen of Mrs. Obama on the campaign trail with her hair pulled back and sleeves rolled up show she’s workin’ hard for her man. She’s putting her dedication to her husband right up front where you can observe and know she is sincere in helping him to reach the White House.
The wife of Senator Obama is very much like many of the women we have seen in our communities most of our lives. Intelligent, bright, tough, clever, loving, strong shoulder-to-the-wheel moms, whether stay-at-home or working, we’ve seen the likes of Michelle Obama before. We already know her. It’s time for others to recognize there are many more things held in common than are different among Americans.
We agree with her younger daughter Sasha’s assessment of her mother’s speech at the DNC last night in Denver. As the little one said, “She did good.”