Michelle Obama is going to attempt to give us a more intimate view of her husband when she addresses the Democratic National Convention tonight.
That's sometimes difficult with political leaders like Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan whose strength is stature not intimacy.
It doesn't keep them from being president. But that stature keeps them emotionally distant from us. Obama has a bit of that emotional teflon that Reagan had too.
Let's see if Michelle Obama can penetrate it tonight.
HEY MARTHA. . .IT SOUNDS AS THOUGH 'YOU ARE STUPID'!
GO JOIN BOB FROM BOSTON, AND CINDY MCCAIN IN GEORGIA!
I love Obama, and I love the U.S., but racism will ruin his run for the POTUS. We ARE in two Americas.
Regardless off the topic, would CNN please show some respect to the spearkers. This "non-interrupted' coverage seems to be all Wolf all-the-time. I'm glad you're on the floor of the convention. Now let me see it for myself.
Cindy McCain is hardly a "no brains rich brat" stated by reality check.
Here's a reality check: Michelle Obama is far from first lady material, and Barack is far from worthy of the Oval office. Shame on you liberals for being so naive! It doesn't matter, Obama will NOT get elected President of the United states.
CNN when are you going to talk something positive to American people, I am a foreigner here but I am surprised to see the negative coverage past two days CNN is hell bent to bring
When are we going to have a debate between the candidates` spouses?
Michelle Obama(Havard educated lawyer) will floor Cindy McCain. You all know that.
Dang right, Obama is no Reagan. Obama would never send arms to enemies holding American hostages.
If Michelle is able to sell this empty suit to the American people ..
May GOD save us from the stupid .. cuz they shall be our downfall
on the other hand .. the stupid will continue to inhabit this earth long after the intelligent have gone ..
Just think my mama only been around 'only for six million years' according to the leading scientis. Be what you want to be; this is America.
I'm sure her bitter, angry, un-American self will shine through...it always does.
After all the Democrat advisers get done telling her what to say & not to say we will not know any more about her. Just forget the speech-writers & say what you feel in your heart!
I like the reference to Teflon–that would describe his brain as well.
WE HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO ALL OF YOU AT CNN FOR WHAT SEEMS LIKE AN ETERNITY. BECAUSE YOU CHOSE TO TALK OVER THE TOP OF NANCY PELOSI'S SPEECH, WE HAD TO TURN TO ANOTHER STATION TO HEAR HER. WHY DO YOU THINK WE'D PREFER TO LISTEN TO YOU INSTEAD OF THE SPEAKERS?
All Michelle Obama has to do is to be Michelle Obama.
Michelle Obama is far from being strong and independent.
She speaks not as a woman in her own right, but comes in the name of her husband's political future to speak in her current social and biological function, a "wife and a mother," actually the exact mixture American people want to see in any prospective first lady – a woman who has sacrificed her career for the benefit of her husband (Time.com) and who knows how to bake cookies and most of all, to stand behind (not by his side and not ahead of him by all means) her husband forever. Once her husband is elected, she will dedicate herself to working on children's issues, literacy, or something else appropriate for the wife of a president. She will probably do a very good job at redecorating the White House.
If CNN is the only network Broadcasting from the floor of the convention, do they plan to speak over all the speeches as they did during Speaker Pelosi? Not only is it incredibly rude to our Speaker, but to all the viewers who are invested in this election. Respect us!
Unfiltered?...uninterrupted?..Why do they have to talk over N. Pelosi. Why can't we listen to what she has to say. Why must they speculate and INTERRUPT her important comments. Please ..STOP TALKING and and LISTEN for once!!!!!!!!
God bless you Michelle, your babies and your Boo! I am proud to be a woman! You go Girl!!!!
Please delete the commentary during all speaker presentations at the convention–
I understand that you guys are all commentators...but I wonder...will you be quiet long enough for us to hear the speakers??? I love cnn but I don't like the way you pick and choose what I will hear. I would really like to see what goes on at a convention. The only impression I get is that there are a whole lot of people wearing ridiculous hats ......shhhhhhhhhhh.
Tell your news hounds to lay off. Let's have less of Blitzer et al and real coverage of the convention. How rude to pundit on while Nancy Pelosi is speaking.
This is not a football game where we need play by play coverage and analysis. Let's listen to people who really have something to say.
I can't believe people consider him distant. Maybe its cultural, because Barack is funny to me and a bit silly. Most other Blacks say the same thing. We can see sitting around the table playing spades, dominoes or chess with him, laughing joking and just being silly and loud.
I don't get how he is considered distant, but McCain is considered "comfy". I would have to be on my best behaviour with him and Cindy and it's not racial – I come from a mixed background. They are just stuffier.
Go ahead and vote Republican.....you sound just like Jimmy...STUPID! We don't need that. If Obama didn't want to see Clinton in 2012 then he WOULD HAVE SELECTED HER AS HIS VP!!! If he selected her then she could not run in 2012 because she would be Obama's VP (if elected of course). Have you ever heard of a present VP running against theirself? Get your thinking together and come back in an hour or something.
Republican Strategist Alex Castellanos:
Ahh! Just the title says it all. Why don't you just grow up a bit, will you? This is a lady who knows what she is doing and who she is. Why she graduated from two of the most prestigious schools in this country. One would easily think she could do what needs to be done. I do not think she needs your advice, but thanks anyway. Use it on McCain, okay?
Heavens, this crew hasn't got anything better that Michelle Obama to persuade a nation of 270 millions that we should give her hubby the commander-in-chief job? Obama's a man of accomplishment, we learnt, so Dems could call other people for producing testimonials about his abilities:
1) Columbia school mates,
2) Harvard school mates & Harvard Law guys,
3) people for who he community-activated in Chicago,
4) clients from his lawyering times,
5) colleagues from Chicago Law,
6) colleagues from Illinois legislature,
7) spiritual advisers like Wright and Phleger,
8) friends like tony Rezko & Ludacris
9) honorable folks from Iowa who pushed him through the caucus,
10) etc., etc.
... plenty of edifying character witnesses, and now we end up with Obama's WIFE arguing why should he be US president & commander in chief!
Methiks that the Dems have screwd up big time again. Terminally. Kaput.