Michelle Obama’s latest Gallup poll numbers reflect an 11-point slide, “stumble — some might call it a tumble” according to Politico.
Polls take Michelle Obama’s measure explores the attitudes and expectations around First Ladies, differentiating between our expectations of Republican and Democratic administrations. I hadn’t considered this analysis and yet it makes perfect sense.
We expect Republican first ladies to be traditional and Democratic first ladies to behave like Eleanor Roosevelt and Hillary Clinton, even if Hillary did suffer magnificantly through the cookie-baking debacle.
It’s no secret that I adore our First Lady, but not enough to keep writing Michelle-Style, which was always about more than fashion. I ran out of substantative topics for writing and am not good at small talk.
It’s true that getting America to change its eating habits just might be the most effective influence Michelle Obama could have on Americans. Like Michelle, Anne of Carversville is devoted to healthy eating as a way of staying sensually robust and full of vitality.
Granted, Michelle Obama is a much hipper dresser, but I think of Michelle as ‘Mamie E’.