August 25th, 2008
10:25 PM ET
6 years ago

Schneider: The big question

DENVER (CNN) – These days, one question hovers over every potential first lady: Does she have a political agenda? And is it any different from her husband’s?

soundoff (48 Responses)
  1. LeEura

    Did you listen to anything she said..? Yes she has an Agenda, An Agenda to give our children a chance in life, a chance to have better education that we don't have for the children of the United States of America.

    August 25, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  2. Former Independent

    Hope, hope hope hope hope hope.

    Not a single mention of ANYTHING that BO will actually do.

    USELESS.

    August 25, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  3. Schellie

    Are YOU kidding me!!!! Who cares? Get a sense of humor and focus on what is truly important for America's future.

    August 25, 2008 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  4. Florida Daryl

    Michelle did so well...really!

    You can't help but agree with the vigor she has about America-– I remembered America tonight. America is coming back with a bigger, bolder vision.

    Oh... you just don't know what it feels like to believe in the greatness of America again. We are great in heritage, but haven't been living up to our name.

    Michelle's speech shows me why I love AMERICA!!!!!!!

    Change is coming, change is coming!!!
    We (people) are the world, and the only way this world WILL change is if we do. No man, no woman, nobody but everyone.

    So America, DO NOT reject OUR CHANCE for change.... its really here!

    Don't turn on America's values and future this time! I'm voting for Obama because we don't need another aggressive & war obsessed president.

    Restore America to what it deserves to be.

    Obama/Biden 08

    August 25, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  5. John

    She's simply pandering to the hopeless state of the world. She knows that's what people want to hear, but where is the plan for fixing them. She's nothing more than another politician. Like Gorbachev said, every politician promises to build a bridge where no river exists.

    August 25, 2008 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  6. Sherry, Atlanta

    AND THE ANSWER IS NO. . .MICHELLE HAS NO POLITICAL AGENDA. SHE'S THE MOTHER OF TWO, AND THE WIFE OF AMERICA'S NEXT PRESIDENT!

    CASE CLOSE. . . .. . . . ..

    OBAMA/BIDEN '08-'12

    August 25, 2008 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  7. ALLAN USA

    NO HRC-- NO OBAMA .Vote for McCain and HRC in 2012.

    August 25, 2008 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm |
  8. Miriam Hyde

    If Michelle has her own political agenda, it will be one that America needs. If that includes her being a political leader in the future, even better.

    And looking ahead, her daughters will have even better chances to continue to make America greater.

    August 25, 2008 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  9. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Of course Michelle has an agenda, so do I, so do millions of Americans. We all want a better future for our children and grandchildren because right now it's bleak.

    August 25, 2008 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  10. beth bump

    CNN CNN CNN You guys are making a killing on commercials !!!!!!!!for the first time in US history millions of people are excited about politics. Tonight was extreamly exciting and you all have belitiled this hestoric time in history. Stop saying that we dont know him { Oboma}we know him and love him. We knew Bush what did knowing him do for us!!!!!!!!!!! Stop thinking for us. You guys are the only one that that keep asking the negative questions...You are all closet case BIGITS stop hating. We 78 people who watched the show tonight on CNN will be watching tomorrow on CNBC or better yet FOX at least we know they are biased

    August 25, 2008 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  11. Carlos

    Absolutely not, unless you are a Clinton

    August 25, 2008 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
  12. We Need A Change!

    Why does Bill Schneider feel a need to write these little blips? Why does he care if there is an "agenda"? Did he care about HRC's agenda when her husband was in office?

    August 25, 2008 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  13. ICan the News Media Let's enjoy this moment without the negatives

    People in America don't listen very well. oVER AND OVER MICHELE
    has stated that she will head up program to aid children all over aMERICAN. She said that she knows how hard it for her to manage her children with all the support she have around her. Much less someone who is not as well posistion as her. So she is going to work on programms for mothers to help the children and America.

    America listen and learn.. These people are putting it all out there but you are not listening. That is your choice to play dumb. I am tired of hearing the Words: We do not know much about Obama", people around the World are laughing at your guys. We know who the are we have been listening to them... We have also read his books. Read, and learn America, you are not looking good to the World around you.

    August 25, 2008 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  14. Marrissa in Burlington, NC

    i agree with "...let's enjoy this moment...". PLEASE WAKE UP AMERICA. even if obama isn't your candidate of choice, at least don't further the anti-american sentiment that the rest of the world feels. we all look stupid when the very few majority of us decides to ignore the facts and choose to believe the insane lies and rumors the fear-mongers project. WAKE UP WAKE UP WAKE UP!!!!

    August 25, 2008 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  15. Jonah

    What does Carville know? He was Hillary's advisor and Kerry's advisor. They didn't exactly win anything. Pretty much what ever he says..... do the opposite thing if you want to win.

    August 25, 2008 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  16. Lisa

    Michele Obama appeared to be a wife doing and saying the expected to get her husband in the White House. Nothing I observed or heard makes me think she deserves to be a first lady. No way! No Obama family in the White House. They will not have my vote. They scare me with their facade.

    August 25, 2008 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
  17. Katrina

    You media idiots think the American people are stupid. You use your on air appearances to try and fool us into thinking that your polls are accurate and speak for all of America. First of all. Have you old geezers not realized that many people under the age of 40 use their cell phones as their primary lines of communication. I have been noticing something very interesting the closer the election gets to November. CNN, MSNBC, and FOX are all trying to convince us that Obama is slipping, so therefore we should all give up and vote for McCain. Everywhere I go I see diverse groups of people who want change. I'm wondering did a memo go out to all of you stating " If Obama becomes the next president we won't be able to slant the news to fit our agenda anymore", so we better all help elect McCain. Not this time. WE ARE INTELLIGENT EVEN IF YOU PUPPETS ARE NOT.

    August 26, 2008 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  18. April Garlow

    Her agenda is to become first lady and reep all the rewards.

    August 26, 2008 12:31 am at 12:31 am |
  19. Joan Nagy

    This campaign has been going on for 19 months. I have been listening and reading for 19 months. It amazes me how over and over and over again CNN pundits insist the American people don't know Michelle and Barack Obama. They've been out there. Where has CNN been? Commenting instead of reporting, perhaps?

    August 26, 2008 12:50 am at 12:50 am |
  20. Jean

    She is qualified and is entitled to do what she wishes, this is America.

    August 26, 2008 12:50 am at 12:50 am |
  21. angel

    Michelle Obama 2012!!!

    August 26, 2008 12:52 am at 12:52 am |
  22. CitizenS

    Cindy McCain, what's your answer????

    August 26, 2008 01:13 am at 1:13 am |
  23. Paula

    America will be blessed to finally have this decent family in the White House.Just what we so desperatley need now.
    God bless Obama/Biden

    August 26, 2008 01:24 am at 1:24 am |
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