Keeping Her Eyes on the Prize

Michelle Obama demonstrates once more what makes her and her husband so impressive:

The wife of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama told CNN’s Larry King on Wednesday that she is not offended by a much-publicized comment made toward her husband in Tuesday night’s debate.

In the presidential matchup at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, GOP nominee John McCain criticized his Democratic rival for supporting the 2007 Bush-Cheney energy bill.

“It was an energy bill on the floor of the Senate, loaded down with goodies, billions for oil companies, and it was sponsored by Bush and Cheney. … You know who voted for it? You might never know. That one,” he said, gesturing toward Obama. “You know who voted against it? Me.”

When asked whether McCain’s reference to Obama as “that one” was offensive, Michelle Obama simply said “No,” adding that the issue has nothing to do with what’s affecting average Americans hurting from the economic downturn.

“I think there are two conversations that have been going on throughout this whole election. There’s the conversation that’s been happening with the pundits … and then there’s the conversation that’s been happening on the ground,” she said.

She said Americans “right now are scared” and “nervous about the economy.”

“They don’t care about the back and forth between the candidates. … They want real answers about how we’re going to fix this economy and get the health care benefits on track so, you know, this is part of politics,” she added.

You can watch that part of the interview here.

One Response to “Keeping Her Eyes on the Prize”

  1. An appreciative teacher says:

    She is an absolute class act. I continue to be impressed with the Obama family.

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