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How far will a carefully controlled image eventually take Michelle Obama all the way to a presidency

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posted on Jun, 23 2009 @ 01:16 AM
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Remember how last year Michelle Obama was perceived as an angry black woman who might hurt her husband's chances to be elected? boy have things changed, and it's no accident. Michelle has and her staff have done an amazing job at transforming the way we see her. We have learned that she is the new fashionista, her picture appearing in the fashion spreads and ladies magazines, but that's not all. An excellent article appeared in the Sydney Herald on this subject.

Image Control Big for Michelle Obama

She has given coveted interviews primarily to women's magazines and news outlets that have allowed her to highlight her domestic side: her focus on motherhood and her efforts to settle her family in the White House; her interest in gardening and healthy living; her affinity for mixing off-the-rack outfits with designer goods; and her efforts to open up the White House to ordinary Americans.


But she's interested in more than domestic issues.


Mrs Obama's aides meet regularly with the President's senior communications team and select public events that will maximise her message. She sticks closely to her script, delivering brief, lively speeches that rarely stray from her prepared remarks and steer clear of controversy. She talks about her support for volunteerism and military families, but seldom discusses race, her keen interest in influencing public policy or her place in history as the first African-American first lady.


And her involvement goes beyond what we realize.


A Harvard-trained lawyer and former hospital vice-president, Mrs Obama is also a tough-minded professional who cares deeply about influencing public policy and sometimes promotes legislation at her events. Her top aides, for example, are often immersed in policy discussions in the West Wing that are not publicised by the White House.


By the time Barack Obama leaves office, Michelle will have under her belt all the experience Hillary claimed prepared her for the presidency. Michelle has similar education and professional experience. She is obviously a master of project management. I can't help but wonder if she intends to eventually run for president herself.

Why not? She has shaped her public image into an incredibly popular one around the world. She will have the requisite experience and the assistance of an immensely popular president. With David Axelrod running the campaign she has someone who knows how to do it.

So what do you think: is Michelle Obama already preparing the way for her own run for the White House?




posted on Jun, 23 2009 @ 01:22 AM
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Originally posted by earlywatcher

Why not? She has shaped her public image into an incredibly popular one around the world. She will have the requisite experience and the assistance of an immensely popular president.


She doesn't have the requisite experience and being popular won't actually get the job done.



posted on Jun, 23 2009 @ 01:28 AM
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Originally posted by badgerprints

Originally posted by earlywatcher

Why not? She has shaped her public image into an incredibly popular one around the world. She will have the requisite experience and the assistance of an immensely popular president.


She doesn't have the requisite experience and being popular won't actually get the job done.


Being popular was all President Obama had and it worked for him. Whats to stop her from doing what Hillary did and become a Senator for a few years and then run.



posted on Jun, 23 2009 @ 01:28 AM
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this makes me think of robert kennedy...and we all know how that turned out.



posted on Jun, 23 2009 @ 01:29 AM
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she is now acquiring the same experience hillary claimed was what prepared her to be president, and that the democratic party believed in. she did run for senator on the basis of that exprience and get elected to represent New York even though she had never lived there prior to buying a house so she could run in that state.

michelle will actually have a lot more than her husband had when he was elected!



posted on Jun, 23 2009 @ 01:39 AM
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If the Bilderbergs/CFR/TC/NWO Agenda wants her to be president then she will be,

remember we, or any of the people have no say in the matter. so we can sit here and speculate, we can say is it going to be a republican or another democrat, we can say black white women or man but in the end, there is no democrat or republican, there is no peoples vote, there is no democracy...

there is the NWO Agenda



posted on Jun, 23 2009 @ 01:48 AM
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I think EVERYONE but the most hardcore Liberal Socialists will be so sick of her husband after his four years in office that hell will freeze over before she is elected to a city council seat let alone the Presidency.

What is that saying... "You can fool some of the people some of the time..."
or that other one "Fool me once shame on you...."

[edit on 23-6-2009 by grapesofraft]



posted on Jun, 23 2009 @ 02:13 AM
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Originally posted by grapesofraft

What is that saying... "You can fool some of the people some of the time..."
or that other one "Fool me once shame on you...."

[edit on 23-6-2009 by grapesofraft]




politicalhumor.about.com...

"There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again." —President George W. Bush, Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002



Friggin Moron



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