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Michelle Obama On the View, Barack and Michelle Obama on Us Weekly Cover

Regular Mom Michelle Obama Gives Us Her View

Barack and Michelle Obama are telling the American people what they want to know: how they fell in love. Six pages of the newest issue of Us Weekly, will explore their romance and feature the Obama family photo album. Michelle's message: I'm your typical American mom. Perhaps Americans want to see a softer side in their first lady. And as far as campaign strategy goes — Us Weekly may not be The Atlantic, but it sure attracts a lot of eyes at grocery stores.

As part of her mission to meet America, Michelle also co-hosted The View this morning. She looked vibrant and at ease, as she asked for a fist bump from all the ladies. Michelle also managed to ask guest Matthew Broderick what motivated his 5-year-old son to endorse her husband.

Will you pick up the Obama issue that hits newsstands nationwide Friday? Are these lighter and more human appeals a breath of fresh air during a tough political season; or would you like to stick to the issues and the candidates? I look forward to seeing John and Cindy McCain on the next issue of Life&Style.

To see the video of The View entrance



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Sweet-Jane Sweet-Jane 9 years
How is Obama on the cover of US any different than McCain appearing on Saturday Night Live? Neither venue is your typical political outreach center, but both are reaching a portion of the public who would otherwise not get to know these candidates. There are a lot of folks who don't watch the news, who don't read internet blogs, and barely know an election is taking place. This is the way to introduce these people to the candidates. They need to find innovative ways to get more people involved in the political process - even if that means sharing a cover with Angelina Jolie or a stage with Seth Meyers.
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 9 years
how sweet
guiltypleasure31 guiltypleasure31 9 years
way late on this but a couple of things. 1. that cover photo is a stock photo, i've seen in several pieces on them before including one in Ebony nearly a year ago. 2. the excerpt posted earlier is not from this issue it's from a previous bit they did with barack around the time they had hillary critique her worst outfits. i've read this piece and their sources are mostly people that are friends of michelle's or people she knows from work, college & even high school (the only quote from barack himself is an old one about her being an extraordinary mother). it's more of a biographical piece, that talks about everything from how they met to her life growing up, and how she balances the campaign with being a mom to two young kids. it's a fluff piece about a potential first lady plain & simple. the obama campaign wants to reach out to regular folks, in particular women, as well as introduce "the real michelle;" US Weekly is a pretty good way to do it.
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
It must be Caterpillar :P
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
everytime i see michelle obama i think ....count chocula for some reason. is it the eyebrows?
Jillness Jillness 9 years
I really love veggies, but okra is the one that I just can't take. I think I was tramatized as a child! If it was fried I could probably do it...cover up those little hairs with fried goodness. :)
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
i bet her cupcakes are full of sugar and all things pertaining to sugar.
janneth janneth 9 years
So many people in this country don't read, so if they want to read US Weekly, or VF, or the cereal box, that's all good.
janneth janneth 9 years
i hope cabaker is not putting any of that okra in her cupcakes.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 9 years
LOL whatever floats your boat hypno!
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 9 years
I love my avatar HF, it's a real hoot!
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
I have not met a veggie I do not like, that includes brussel sprouts so i would give it a try.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 9 years
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
I use to pick okra as a kid. I love okra with fried corn and tomatoes.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 9 years
It's really good fried and salted. :) BUT I love all vegetables of any brussel sprouts. :sick:
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Furry peppers does not sound appetizing! :sick:
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
Jill have you ever had fried okra?? sooo good... I'm off to eat dinner! have a great night gals!
Jillness Jillness 9 years
Okra makes me shudder! Furry little peppers, ew! It might go down easier with a side of liquor, though!
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
I bet a bloody ceasar will help your cold! all those vitamins in the clamato juice!
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
Okra is like... hmm.. like a pod. Its crunchy and sticky and is found in gumbo.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 9 years
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
It is delicious!
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
I love bloody ceasars! Oh man you are making me want one. What is okra? I love pickled things. Especially cabbage. And blue cheese olives? Seriously what could be better?
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
yea it is... it sounds icky to me!
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 9 years
I've never had that. I'm not big on seafood. That's like a tomato/clam combo, right?
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