Michelle Obama 'excited' about anniversary debate double date
October 3rd, 2012
05:42 PM ET
10 years ago

Michelle Obama 'excited' about anniversary debate double date

Denver (CNN) - To the political world, October 3 is a high-stakes night in the presidential election. But for first lady Michelle Obama, it's the date night that wasn't.

"I told Barack, 'This, you know, attending a presidential debate on my 20th anniversary is probably the worst way for me to spend (it).' ... I get so nervous at these debates," she said in a recent interview alongside her brother, Craig Robinson.


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soundoff (43 Responses)
  1. 200 TON HAMMER

    Wishing Mr and Mrs Obama a Blessed 20 years of Happy Happy marriage joy time
    and may the next 120 years be really fun for you two young love birds.

    October 3, 2012 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  2. truth hurts

    "Barack doesn't have a big ego," she said. "That would kind of be the last thing that I would think of when I talk about my husband is big ego, because he doesn't have that. So it's not much to check."
    Nobody believes this statement. It isn't nice to lie to the American people Michelle. You're picking up bad habits from your husband!!

    October 3, 2012 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  3. w l jones

    Count backward to one and declare he won. Bless

    October 3, 2012 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  4. Gurgyl

    PS: you do not worry, Obama takes care of it.

    October 3, 2012 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  5. Marie MD

    Happy Anniversary to the First Couple.
    You can see the love between these two individuals and their love of their girls.

    October 3, 2012 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  6. "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." --B. Obama


    October 3, 2012 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  7. non issue

    I have a business, and thank you to the city who built the road for my customers to drive on to get to me.
    Thanks Mark Zuckerberg for Facebook, I reach lots of customers that way.
    Thank you to the internet for letting me build a web page.
    Thank you to Chevy for the Hard Duty Truck I need to be able to reach my customers.
    Obama 2012

    October 3, 2012 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  8. PJ

    Happy Anniversary to the Obamas!
    As for those of you who are so blinded by self-deprecation that you can't say anything nice, try saying nothing
    at all.

    October 3, 2012 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  9. BrianCK

    Yay! Married by the one and only Marxist Reverend Wright! Wonder if the President will give a "shout-out" to him?

    October 3, 2012 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  10. David

    @nonissue - I noticed you didn't think the Federal government for allowing you to work the first half of each year to pay all the taxes they charge you. Was that just an oversight? Also, I noticed you didn't thank the Federal government for putting you in debt to the tune of $250,000 per family member. Did you miss that?

    October 3, 2012 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  11. jake49

    opk, happy anniversary., I still do not approve of your performance nor will I vote for you. maybe Rand Paul or somebody

    October 3, 2012 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  12. Brando

    Your husband cut corners. You did too. GO MITT! 🙂

    October 3, 2012 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  13. Janet Rena

    Best wishes. Michelle, Larry Sinclair, Reggie Love and Barrack. I wish all you guys well!

    October 3, 2012 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  14. John

    Happy Anniversary.

    Now fix this Economy!

    See I said something nice

    October 3, 2012 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  15. Bob

    Sorry ... yeah, I do get to say something. I'm sure Obama will attempt to crassly use the anniversary in some way – it is a political tactic. But this guy is a cold-hearted Chicago thug at heart.

    October 3, 2012 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  16. David

    If that's not enough to gag a maggot, I don't know what is !

    October 3, 2012 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  17. Fed up

    I'm saying nothing as per pj request. Good luck Romney. I know you'll do great

    October 3, 2012 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  18. mmilesll

    Two of the biggest con artist in history. The taxpayers spent $1.3 BILLION to keep them in the style they think they deserve, just last year. This will end in January and then see how much of their money they will spend. Unless some nutjobs give them money, they may finally find out how the rest of us live. Or, maybe if we are real lucky, nobama can spend his time in prison for the crimes he has committed as the worst President in US history

    October 3, 2012 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  19. Noma

    Your hubby has a responsibility that's more important than your anniversary. He has neglected his duties for quite some time, and has put our country at risk financially and diplomatically. Furthermore, you seem very selfish, Michelle. Try thinking about the military folks who are still in place, risking their lives to keep us safe and free who are missing anniversaries, birthdays and other family milestones. I pray that a new president takes office in January 2013. BTW, I am not racist...I am an American!

    October 3, 2012 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  20. Sammie Jo

    The last candidate who kissed his wife onstage, lost the election, remember big al and tipper.
    To NON ISSUE, YOUR/our tax $$ paid for that road to your business, YOUR/our tax $ paid to keep chevy alive, mark zuckerberg built it himself.
    ship obama back to kenya 2012.

    October 3, 2012 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  21. Goldee

    Happy Anniversary to the POTUS and FLOTUS!!!

    Obama/Biden 2012

    October 3, 2012 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  22. blµnty

    Obama, you're fired!

    October 3, 2012 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  23. Contrived

    These dates are agreed upon far in advance. If it's on their 20th anniversary then they planned it that way. You don't think they'd exploit their 20th wedding anniversary do you? naaah.

    October 3, 2012 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  24. Ron Bowman

    In the latest racial video of Barry he blames everyone for not waiving the Stanford Act. Yet we along the Gulf Coast will never forgive The Amateur for not waiving the Jones Act.

    October 3, 2012 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  25. Anonymous

    Does this couple or this candidate have no shame? Another "make it look good" photo op moment...a kiss that's never a kiss. Ann said her husband was a good dancer...maybe we can see a few steps for equal time in this debate.

    The world is burning, the USA is trying to fight back against BO, and let's play kissy-face for the debate? It's a sad day for America. Good luck Mr. Romney.

    October 3, 2012 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
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