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Michelle Obama--A True Baby Boomer Diva

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Michelle Obama. Now for those of you who have been living in a cave over the past 15 months, Michelle is the wife of Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Michelle came to Durham, NC to campaign for her husband. She was supposed to speak at 12:30pm but due to bad weather in the Midwest, she arrived and spoke more than two hours later. But her tardiness didn't seem to matter to the standing room only crowd. While waiting, we actually sat around and talked to each other---black, white, hispanic, young and old. It was a refreshing site to see. Not one hate monger in the crowd.

Michelle is even more impressive in person than she is on television. She is poised and assertive. She has a sense of humor and she can deliver a speech without NOTES. It's so obvious she and Barack have a REAL relationship and not something they have to make up for the cameras. She is also a beautiful example of what it's like to grow up in humble beginnings---unlike the way she and Barack have been depicted by some media as "elitists." She reminds me a lot of myself.

Following her speech I had a chance to actually meet her and gave her an autographed copy of my book, Whatever! A Baby Boomer's Journey Into Middle Age, along with a T-shirt donning the face of my grandson wearing an OBAMA hat.

It gives me great pleasure to welcome this dynamic baby boomer diva into the Baby Boomer Diva Web of Fame.

Comments

Anonymous said…
WOWEE!! What exciting news!
I'm a huge fan of both Michelle and her husband. It must have been awesome to, not only hear her speak, but get to meet her as well!
Heidi Caswell said…
Fun! We don't hear as much about Michelle as we should. Everyone is so focused on her husband, it is a nice change to hear about her.
Diana Walker said…
Hi Bev,
Great to read that you met Michelle Obama in person.

Even though I'm Canadian, I've lived in the U.S. on various occasions, and I am following closely, am hoping Barack will win.

How cool that you gave Michelle your autographed book. This is definitely a memorable occasion.

Diana
Debbie Stevens said…
Far out this is so wonderful Bev!

Although from another side of the globe, I still watch the news and wish everyone campaigning for this election the very best.
Great to hear this lady is also so 'down to earth' with the general public. Well done Michelle!

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