This election ought to be about Senator Obama, not his wife (unless we’re going to be hearing about a co-presidency again), but I don’t think the candidate is helping matters when, loyally, dutifully, and, I suspect, gritted-teethily, he defends his wife as follows:
“What she [Michelle Obama] meant was, this is the first time that she’s been proud of the politics of America…”
Good grief. So there was nothing in American politics over the last couple of decades that she could find to be proud about before her husband’s political success. Nothing? It’s already very apparent that Obama’s campaign is all about him, but the extent to which that is true not only of its supporters, but its candidate, is striking.