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Old 10-05-2008, 06:38 PM
 
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As much as I hate to admit it, I think I should resign to the possibility that Obama will be president. I'm not exactly 100% gung-ho on McCain/Palin so don't think that I'm an Obama-hater. I just don't care for his platform.

Anyway, my question is, for those who support Obama/Biden, what do you think of Michelle Obama? I think it's great that she's a strong woman, well-spoken, and has had a successful career but there's just something about her that I don't trust/like. And don't make this a race issue b'c it's not. I'm not a big fan of Cindy McCain either but it seems to me that she'd be more of a first lady whereas Michelle would act more like one of Obama's advisors. Not that there's anything wrong with that but I've enjoyed a more Laura Bush-type in the White House rather than a Hillary Clinton-type.

Of course, in the grand scheme of things, one shouldn't vote on the premesis of who makes a better first lady (duh) but I'm still interested in your viewpoints.

This is not a site to trash her or the democratic party. I'm genuinely curious of how democrats feel about her. Both sides are more than welcome to participate (like I can stop it!) but I don't want this to turn into another bash-fest please.
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:44 PM
 
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I think she is a great role model. Working class family, worked to get a good education, has been a working mom, self made success, involved mother, and apparently good solid marriage. I think she is a far better role model for the 90 percent of American girls who need to learn to take care of themselves, to make good choices, to provide a good moral example. (Cindy McCain has a much more checkered past even though she appears to be a good woman in many aspects also).
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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but there's just something about her that I don't trust/like
One should always try and listen to their gut instinct. Your's is spot on.
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:46 PM
 
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(Cindy McCain has a much more checkered past even though she appears to be a good woman in many aspects also).
I think all of us have skeletons in our closets, Michelle Obama included. I do appreciate your honesty though - thanks!
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:58 PM
 
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Foma I don't think that you are being racist but there's a bit of sexism creeping in.

Why wouldn't a bright, intelligent spouse act as a sounding board, she certainly wouldn't be the first in a long line of First Ladies who acted in such a capacity. If you go back as far as Dolly Madison you will find women who played more of a role in Presidency that the 50's stereotype house wife.
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Hangin' with the bears.
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One should always try and listen to their gut instinct. Your's is spot on.
Yeah, gut feelings, so outweigh actual facts such as stealing narcotics from the non-prof your working with for personal use having an affair with a married man....

Uh huh, go with your gut.
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:06 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Michelle is an exceptional person in every respect and this country is fortunate that such a magnificent woman will be in such a prominent role.
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:08 PM
 
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I think Michelle Obama will make a great first lady!
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:08 PM
 
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Very positive view of Michelle Obama.

Warm, funny, down-to-earth. Pulled herself from her bootstraps kinda gal.
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:08 PM
 
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I think she's angry at obama for cheating on her.
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