The Campaign Spot

Michelle Obama: ‘ What I Notice About Men, All Men… Is That ‘Me’ Is First.’

Everybody is doing Michelle Obama profiles these days.

In a 2004 interview with the Chicago Tribune, Michelle observed: “What I notice about men, all men, is that their order is me, my family, God is in there somewhere, but me is first. … And, for women, me is fourth, and that’s not healthy.”

The Obama campaign is really not that interested in the men’s vote, huh?
UPDATE: From Campaign Spot reader Dave: “‘Me first,’ for men? A curious mis-step, especially from a Chicago native. Gale Sayers, the Hall of Fame Chicago Bears running back, entitled his autobiography (the basis for the movie BRIAN’S SONG) I AM THIRD (‘My God is first, my family is second, and I am third.’)”
Meanwhile, Campaign Spot reader Jeff reminds us of a theme from the Obama’s close friend Oprah, that, “ I fully understand that there is a huge audience for the message that your sense of self should be primary in your life — that by taking care of yourself first, you are better able to look after others — Hello, Oprah! A new car for everyone in the audience!!!!  Yaaay!!!!!”

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