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Is Barack Michelle Obama’s Dream Ticket?

by | 21st, August 2007

Barack Obama’s wife Michelle is not running for the presidency. But she is enjoying her moment in the limelight. And it gets us thinking if the husband – like Hillary’s Bill – is just the foil to the real power game. Are Barack and Michelle the dream ticket? Or is he her dream ticket?

Barack Obama often says that his wife, Michelle, is smarter than he is, stronger than he is, and gives better speeches than he does.

On a trip to Iowa last week, Michelle was a firebrand, expressing a determined passion for her husband’s campaign, talking straight from the heart with eloquence and intelligence.

She told an audience in Council Bluffs that Obama was cautioned not to enter the race for president because there was so much fear: “fear that he might lose; fear that he might get hurt; fear that this might get ugly; fear that this might hurt our family.”

But the family decided to say “yes” to the Democratic race partially to confront those fears, said Michelle. “I am tired of being afraid . . . I don’t want my girls to live in a country that is based on fear.”

Barack Obama and his daughter Sasha play a carnival game with his wife Michelle and their other daughter Malia, right, at the Iowa State Fair.

At another stop, in Atlantic, Michelle said she travels with her husband in part “to model what it means to have family values,” adding “if you can’t run your own house, you can’t run the White House.” She didn’t elaborate, but it could be interpreted as a swipe at the Clintons.



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