Skip to comments.'Yes, we can?' asked Obama. 'I don't like it'
Posted on 09/22/2009 3:36:57 AM PDT by underthestreetlite
When Barack Obama was first introduced to the now famous three-word call to arms that came to define his quest for the presidency Yes, we can! his initial response could be paraphrased as No, I wont!.
According to a new book, when the slogan was first suggested to him he blanched, because he felt that the phrase was corny and childish. Only when his wife Michelle intervened and convinced him that it would work did he relent and use it in speeches and campaign events.
I dont like it. Come on, Mr Obama is quoted as saying in Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage, by Christopher Anderson, parts of which appeared in the US press yesterday. It will work, the future First Lady assured the candidate. Trust me. The slogan was suggested by Mr Obamas chief political adviser, David Axelrod, during the 2004 Illinois Senate race.
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This may be why the children do not resemble the parents much.
They are beautiful little girls, but neither resembles each other nor either of the parents. Hard to say why.
Hmmm I think Malia looks a lot like her father and may even turn out taller than either of her parents. Sasha looks like her grandmother.
Malia is the older one? She might look a little like her Dad.
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