8 Reasons Michelle Obama Would Make a Better Presidential Candidate Than Her Husband
1 year ago
Is she actually the toughest and smartest Obama?
In fact she’s already been praised as superior to the President, by a high-ranking government official. Speaking to troops in Georgia with his wife by his side the President said to the men in the audience, “Your goal is to improve your gene pool by marrying somebody who is superior to you."
So below, in no particular order, a list of eight reasons Michelle Obama would make a better presidential candidate than her husband.
8. She’s tougher.
Yes I said it. Somebody had to. A 2007 New York Magazine article on the 2008 presidential primary endorsement derby said it all about who the toughest person in the Obama household is. The article included this gem from Rev. Al Sharpton whose endorsement was being sought after by the remaining Democratic candidates. The anecdote beautifully illustrates that you don’t have to be an angry black woman, to be a woman who gets things done.
“Sharpton thinks Obama should take more cues from his wife, Michelle. He still thinks about the time he bumped into her at a recent Chicago fund-raiser. He claims the conversation went like this.
“How you doing, Mrs. Obama?”
She’s tall, and looked down at him. “I’d do a lot better if we had your endorsement.”
Sharpton tried to play dumb. “What do you mean?”
“We need your endorsement. I’m just telling you straight out: We need your endorsement. What are you going to do?”
Sharpton didn’t know what to say. “I’m like, ‘Uh, well, duh.’ I mean, she was like a sister back in Brownsville, where I grew up!””
Need further proof of just how tough she is? Check out this clip from “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” And by the way, have you seen her arms?
7. She dresses better.
No explanation needed. Okay if you really are in need of an explanation please click here.
6. She has a stronger resume.
For whatever reason there are those who still don’t consider “community organizer” a real job or “real work experience.” (Apparently owning a baseball team is though?) In addition to her work at a major law firm, Michelle Obama worked in various capacities for the city of Chicago, including for the Mayor, and for a non-profit working with City Hall to help youth. She also worked in higher education administration for the University of Chicago and later as a Vice-president for University of Chicago Hospitals.
5. She’s a better dancer and she hula hoops.
This shouldn’t be relevant but considering we live in a country that is statistically more likely to elect the candidate voters would most like to have a beer with, it’s not entirely a stretch to assume something this silly can actually matter. The president may have a nice voice but he’s got nothing on the First Lady when they hit the dance floor. Please watch the dance-off between the President and the First Lady here, courtesy of Ellen DeGeneres, and you be the judge. I must say a dance-off between candidates would certainly liven up the debates. (By the way if anyone has footage of Romney busting a move please post in the comments!) But not only does she dance, she can hula-hoop circles around the competition. See for yourself. Sorry Mr. President but you could never pull this off!