Regardless of the public opinion on President Obama and his policies, Michelle Obama remains an American sweetheart. I feel this is especially true for the Black community. Our community recognizes the strength our women provide and demonstrate on a daily basis, whether in a traditional family setting, as a single mother, or church organizer. There is no denying that the Black community has lost much gusto for the President. He needs our support in this election just as much as he needed us last election. Since we hold our women in such high esteem; can Michelle serve as a valuable liaison between Black America and the President?
Though the answer may not be apparent yet, the Obama campaign is hoping the answer is yes. Michelle is actively campaigning for her husband. This week, she made an appearance in the Philadelphia area to rally enthusiasm in the wake of all but enthusiastic economic reports just released. She pointed out that yes, we are not in the ideal place with our economy but, as the campaign says, “we have turned a corner.”
Michelle put it to her audience this way, “In the end, it all boils down to one simple question: Will we continue the change we’ve begun and the progress we’ve made, or will we allow everything we’ve fought for to just slip away?” This election is pivotal in the direction it will take America. We will be put on a course of catering to the wealthiest or having a concern for the middle class.
Sadly the question of poverty has not come up yet in this election but it is safe to say the Romney will most definitely not care about that issue. So when it comes to helping the average American and continuing the recovery of our nation, Michelle says her husband “can’t do this alone.” He will need the support of Black America, White America, frankly- All America, if we are to see further progress. She continues, “When we need a leader to make the hard decisions to keep this country moving forward, you know you can count on my husband, your president, because that is what he has been doing every single day in the Oval Office as President of the United States.”
In 2008, Barack, himself, seemed to have that irresistible charm, but time and the wear and tear and 3 years of national politics has dimmed the light on his halo. Above the fray of politics is our first lady, Michelle, who may be the Presidents biggest key to victory. I love Michelle, and can’t wait to see her back on the campaign trail.