Photographer Annie Leibovitz captures President Barack Obama and America’s First Lady MIchelle Obama in the cover story for American Vogue’s April issue. Jonathan Van Meter sits down with the Obama to talk about their life as parents, their marriage and their vision for American families.
“He is a dad,” says the president’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, “and a husband, and he enjoys being with his children and his wife. He doesn’t have a father. He’s trying really hard to be a good dad.” Says former senior adviser David Axelrod, “This is conjecture on my part, but I have to believe that because of the rather tumultuous childhood that he had, family is even more important to him. It’s central to who he is. That’s why he’s home every night at 6:30 for dinner.”
Read this highly-personal interview at Vogue.com.