November 19th, 2007
07:00 PM ET
7 years ago

Presidential candidate's wife to host 'The View'

Mrs. Obama will be joining the popular talk show next month.

NEW YORK (CNN) - Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, will be a guest host on the television talk show "The View" next month.

Mrs. Obama will co-host the hour-long show on December 5th in New York, press secretary Katie McCormick confirmed to CNN Monday

The program’s regular panel includes: Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and Sherri Shepherd.

– CNN Political Assignment Editor Katy Byron


Filed under: Michelle Obama
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  1. RICH,NYNY

    I HAVE HEARD MRS.OBAMA SPEAK BEFORE AND I THINK SHE WOULD BE A PERFECT FIT ON THE VIEW AS HOST SHE IS SMART BEAUTIFUL AND REPRESENT THE ESSENCE OF A STRONG AMERICAN WOMAN!

    November 19, 2007 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  2. Hightower, NY

    just what we need

    November 19, 2007 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  3. John New York, NY

    I think Michelle will be a hit with "The View"'s primarily female audience.

    Michelle is just as smart as Hillary Clinton is and has the looks of Jackie Kennedy. (She got rave reviews from the media on the slim black dress she wore to the Iowa J-J dinner).

    November 19, 2007 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  4. Eric, from THE Republic of Texas

    Um, how exactly is this NOT a violation of FEC laws, rules and regulations?

    Does the View plan on allowing the spouses of ALL Dem and Republican candidates to guest host?

    November 19, 2007 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  5. Ryan, New Jersey

    I never thought I'd say this, but I might actually watch the View, just to see what she has to say.

    November 19, 2007 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  6. Ron, TX

    You wouldn't catch Clinton on that kind of show with unscripted talking points. Good for Michelle! She's such a strong and smart woman. It will be good to have her in the White House beside Barack.

    November 19, 2007 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  7. Josh Maloney, Oakland, CA

    Go Michelle ! She will do great on The View. It will be interesting to see Elisabeth and she interact.

    November 19, 2007 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  8. John, Detroit, Michigan

    i wonder if she'll tell women voters that they're stupid if they vote for hillary Clinton just like she told black voters they were when she said they'll just "wake up and get it" that they should vote for Barack instead of Hillary.

    November 19, 2007 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  9. Tyler, Denver CO

    obviously an attempt to booste obama's popularity...

    November 19, 2007 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  10. E. C., Houston, Texas

    Sorry, but Michelle Obama doesn't belong in 'show biz.' Yes, she is smart and attractive, but not for the Host of the View. Political wives should stay off of politically motivated talk shows that are produced for entertainment and controversy only. She should appear on the Sunday News Shows if she cares to make a Real Statement.

    November 19, 2007 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  11. B Katz, New Brunswick NJ

    Will The View be giving equal time for spouses of other candidates? I certainly hope so....

    November 19, 2007 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  12. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    Trash TV. Why stoop this low to snag the votes of nonvoting hausfraus?

    November 19, 2007 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  13. Jackson, Morongo Valley, CA

    Isn't this like unfair? ... you can't have Michelle Obama on a show without publicizing Obama's campaign at the same time. Barbara Walters used to be in news ... she should know better!

    November 19, 2007 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  14. james, Minneapolis, MN

    Um, do you really think that the FEC writes laws that affect candidates spouses as well.

    November 19, 2007 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  15. James, Minneapolis, MN

    Um do you really think that the FEC has jurisdiction over every single TV program that exists.....

    November 19, 2007 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  16. Wayne, Greenville Tx (where sane people live)

    Um, how exactly is this NOT a violation of FEC laws, rules and regulations?

    Does the View plan on allowing the spouses of ALL Dem and Republican candidates to guest host?

    Posted By Eric, from THE Republic of Texas : November 19, 2007 3:14 pm

    Perhaps they have, and Michelle Obama was the first to acecpt the invite.

    And how is this any worse than all the free air time Faux News is giving the republiKKKans – especially Sean Hannity, whi keeps having Rudy on his radio and TV shows after actively raising campaign funds for the Giuliani camp?

    November 19, 2007 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  17. Jeff - Jacksonville, FL

    Eric wrote:

    Um, how exactly is this NOT a violation of FEC laws, rules and regulations?

    Does the View plan on allowing the spouses of ALL Dem and Republican candidates to guest host?

    My Answer:

    Simple. The law only applies to candidates, not to their spouses. They can get as much "air time" as they want or don't want. After all, we're voting for (or against) her husband, not her.

    November 19, 2007 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  18. Anonymous

    '08 wife to host 'The View'??? what the heck kind of header is that?

    November 19, 2007 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  19. E.D.

    More power to the OBAMA's. This couple is an inspiration to the world.

    November 19, 2007 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  20. Kyle Goodale, Barrington RI

    Wonderful. I can't wait to see what this brilliant, compassionate, classy, and articulate women has to say (rolls eyes). The final curtain for Mr. Obama's campaign. It's about time the pencil-necked idealist have someone close to him destroy him. You get what you give, Barack Hussein Obama.

    November 19, 2007 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  21. Andria, TN

    She is not a candidate so the law does not apply to her. After all, everyone is ALWAYS talking about how the spouses DO NOT MATTER in choosing a candidate. So, why, NOW, is anyone caring what she does? Hhhmmm...

    November 19, 2007 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  22. Jonathan Detroit, Michigan

    Another attempt by the Ombama campt to be 'cool'. Note to Obama: If you want to appear 'older' and more 'experienced', then please, by all means, stop appearing on the likes of Saturday Night Live and the View. It's hard to take you seriously!

    November 19, 2007 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  23. rdierker

    I love Michelle almost as much as I love Barack. They are the coolest couple ever, and I can't wait to see her teach Elisabeth a thing or two.

    November 19, 2007 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  24. Rachel, Raleigh NC

    I am frustrated by all the comments comparing Michelle to Hillary. Michelle's NOT running for president, and Hillary is, meaning that they are going to do different types of appearances. If a show wants to feature all of the spouses of the candidates, then Bill Clinton would be included, not Hillary.

    November 19, 2007 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  25. SB

    I love Michelle. The View is lucky to have her.

    November 19, 2007 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
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