Skip to comments.Barack and Michelle: A more perfect union? First Couple-to-be could be relationship role models...
Posted on 11/29/2008 6:20:02 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
It started with the fist bump seen round the world. Soon there were stories of rousing family Scrabble battles and date nights, in spite of election mayhem. Then President-elect Barack Obama referred to his wife Michelle as the love of my life during his election night victory speech, embracing her tightly and kissing her afterwards, while millions of people worldwide watched.
They took a moment to face each other, to kiss and hold one another, regardless of the magnitude and spectacle of the night, said Camille Washington, a Bay Area blogger on Soulbounce.com, a music and culture site. That says a lot.
The Obamas represent a welcome change as an openly affectionate and romantic couple for many Americans. Some experts say that the soon-to-be first couple embody the ideal healthy relationship, and that they can stir up love around the country. The New York Daily News even predicted a baby boom attributed to election night friskiness inspired by the Obamas.
Michelle and Barack are so obviously in love it's actually helping me to believe in love again, Washington, 25, wrote on her blog.
Icons of love
For African-Americans, the image of a powerful black couple in love is particularly meaningful. In the 2005 census, 51 percent of American women reported they were living without a spouse. Among African-Americans, this number rose to 70 percent.
With such a high percentage of black people unmarried, everyone is looking for images of black love, said Michael Perry, 47, a librarian at Harlems Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. [The Obamas] personify that. It makes people say, Wow, we want to be like them.
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[The Obamas] personify that. It makes people say, Wow, we want to be like them.”
Funny, I have never heard anyone say that.
Icons of love...a baby boom...LOL!! Hope the moron’s fingers stuck to the keys writing that syrup.
I thought he was still dating Angel Davis...
Oh, I don’t know about this. I think Laura and Dubya showed just the right amount of affection, without being demonstrative.
Clean house from the Clinton and Bush years? Uh, no.
Massive "army" of young voters? Uh, nope.
Lots of small contributions in an unprecedented effort? Uh, apparenlty not.
Obama is the "intellectual" candidate to replace the dummy George W. Bush? Uh, are you joking?
Is MSNBC a trusted source for objective political news? Uh, that is a huge "No" as well."
I am tired of the hype and bravo sierra. So I will again go to "wait and see" mode.
Oh Bullshit 4 more years of this crap
They never wrote articles like this about George and Laura Bush even though it is obvious that they are in love with each other, and they’ve been married longer than the Obamas.
My nausea has returned...
Gag with a spoon. Ugh!
There is no end to the Media's depravity and bias...
When the French went “Postal” — did they also send their “journalists” to the guillotine?
When the SHTF, they'll be near the top of my list.
LOL. Good comment. Pulling on some really high boots to wade through these next years.
Vidya Rao - burn your journalism degree.
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