Yes She CanNovember 11, 2008
As excited as I am for the newly elected president to take office in 2009, I am even more excited to see what our new first lady will do once she arrives in Washington. Michelle Obama is truly an inspiration to all of us. As a woman with a stellar academic and professional career, a leader in community service, and a devoted mother and wife, Michelle Obama seemingly does it all and does it well.
I commend her for having the power not simply to stand in her husband’s shadow but to show her own identity as she campaigned on his behalf. Michelle Obama is not afraid to speak her mind, and it is evident that her marriage is one of equality and mutual respect.
Michelle Obama’s devotion to her family is even more inspiring. She has balanced her career with motherhood and has even stated that her primary role as first lady will be as “mom-in-chief” to her daughters. She has experienced great successes in her professional career, which she curtailed only after her husband announced his presidential campaign.
To have two people representing our country who have excelled despite discouragement and adversity speaks volumes for our nation. I have no doubt that Michelle Obama will hit the ground running once she arrives in Washington and will continue to inspire women and help to advance women’s role in society. The future looks bright, and I am proud we have such an influential woman to lead us.