Monday, August 25, 2008
What a long, strange, journey it’s been and yet only in America would such a journey been possible.
To hear Michelle Obama tell it, her first reaction when she heard her husband talk about running for president was, “Absolutely not! Please don’t do this!”
She was wary of the nastiness of [national] politics, of the grueling nature of such a campaign, and, above all, of the toll that it all might take on their two grade school daughters.
But these days, Barack Obama has no bigger cheerleader than his wife, and Ms. Obama has developed into an able, dynamic campaigner. She’ll be speaking at the Democratic National Convention Monday night.