It was in the liberal enclaves of Wisconsin, that now First Lady Michelle Obama uttered the words "For the first time in my adult life I feel proud of my country". Even then most were appalled.
Since that time she's gotten a makeover and moved into giving us one, whether we like it or not.
But I'd say she's not very subtle these days. Not Marbella Michelle, subbing for The ONE (who's not subtle either.)
(Well, maybe the ballet flats on the farm were subtle--at least the NY Times was impressed.)
She's back on the campaign trail today in the battleground Midwest, trying to coax suburban women back into the fold, fleeing the Dems even in her home state of Illinois.
She's got the prayer circles goin' but will faith and hope be enough this time around, hmm?
In Wisconsin she's stumping for Sen. Russ Feingold, good luck with that, and then back to prop up suburban Chicago Dem Debbie Halvorson who's so atrocious even the Dem Sun Times didn't endorse her. She's steering clear of Rahmbo, who ran into some traffic today:)
And then there's Alexi Giannoulias.
(...what to say about him. I look forward to it)
Apparently her ticket prices are selling better than the president's, though.
I guess her crisis of obesity speeches haven't gotten as old.
But then she's not the one running the country into the ground.
And perhaps we should cut living in hell FLOTUS Michelle some slack.
P.S. Dems tout win a date with Michelle.
P.P.S. A gushy CNN on her "wildly popular initiatives" as FLOTUS betrays some worry:
But there are now questions about whether her brand, enhanced by the fact that she has been careful to stay out of politics, will be tarnished by entering the fray at this critical stageNY Times on the trail. Likes the hot pink dress, gives them a "frisson" delivers a warning:
Liza Mundy, a reporter for The Washington Post who wrote the book "Michelle: A Biography," said the first lady has won support even from Republican women for focusing so intently on her family and a handful of substantive issues.
"They viewed her as nonpolitical and nonpartisan," Mundy said. "I don't know how this will affect that."
Mrs. Obama also carries an added benefit of political untouchability; Republicans might find it unseemly to go after her the way they would Mr. Obama or Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.They carry their private hell well.