How many of us have attractive, intelligent, out-spoken, confident women in our family? I bet you can name at least a couple would you CHANGE her/them?
How many of us know of a woman who would put us in our place in a minute if we got out of line? And that includes your mom, would you tell HER to shut up? You wouldn’t dare….lol
How many of us know of a woman/women that are just as witty and just as sharp tongued as any man? And that could include the female co-worker who just told you that ‘dirty’ joke..(come on, we all know and like her..lol..)
How many of us know of a woman that pulled herself up by her bootstraps, kept her head down and powered through and MADE IT against all odds? Hasn’t she earned our respect?
She’s the woman, who was the first in her family to get a college education, or the high school drop out who refused to take welfare and worked two jobs to support her family and is now the proud matriarch of a family, loved and respected by all, or even the girl next door who took a few wrong turns but finally got her act together and though she doesn’t have the fancy degree or the greatest job everybody in the neighborhood is glad to see that she’s not doing that ‘s$%$’ anymore…
I ask again how many of us know of a woman/women like that?
MICHELLE OBAMA, is not and will not be the typical first lady but this country is not the typical country.
Her image does not need softening, neither does it need a makeover or even a ‘re introduction’ what the Obama camp needs to do is allow Michelle to be Michelle.
She’s a daughter, sister, wife, mother and a working woman…tell me how many women are all those things and then some?
Yes, she might say some controversial things. Yes, she might make a few slip ups that could cost Obama a few news cycles. And yes she should be a bit more careful when she’s on the stump but in the end Michelle Obama is who she is and unlike some who claim that she too, is applying for the job of ‘first lady’ I beg to differ the job of first lady is already pre-determined, if he wins you can be assured she’s gonna get the job but the role just like the office will change somewhat depending on the person who occupies it.
As an intelligent, attractive, outspoken, confident and less I forget ‘fashionable’, lol, black woman, for the first time in my life probably and hopefully, fingers and toes crossed, next year I will see a black woman who too exemplifies all these qualities be called ‘Madam First Lady’.
In the past our first ladies were white and we admired (Jackie Kennedy and Eleanor Roosevelt are two of the seven women I would like to have dinner with..if it were possible…) and continue to admire their personal traits and qualities.
In the future, our first lady might be an attractive, intelligent, out-spoken, confident, fashionable black woman and I’m willing to bet that we wouldn’t stop admiring and respecting those qualities in her.