Tuesday, July 15, 2008


According to Michelle Obama, Senator Obama tried to avoid marrying her with the claim that marriage is an outdated institution.

He told her "Marriage, it doesn’t mean anything, it’s really how you feel."

Aside from losing further respect for him because of his point of view on marriage, this also makes me wonder if his ultimate decision to marry was a political calculation. A candidate who is just "shacking up" with his significant other is probably not likely to be elected Senator...or President.


Blogger Mrs. Happy Housewife said...

It boggles my mind that he fed her a pathetic line like that and she still married him.

BTW, watched "Easy Living" last week - one night when I was alone with the DVR - because you had reviewed it. It was cute and I liked it. It went well with a bowl of homemade cereal. Thanks.

9:54 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I'm with you, I sure wouldn't have been interested in a guy with that kind of attitude...

Delighted that you enjoyed EASY LIVING, Mrs. HH. It's great "comfort food" in and of itself, isn't it?

Loved your recent post about making cereal -- necessity is truly the mother of invention!

Best wishes,

9:58 AM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

Maybe she saw his ambitions and wanted to be along for the ride? She certainly seems to think she "deserves" to be First Lady.

11:28 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Interesting point, Barb. It's possible each of the Obamas approached the marriage with a certain amount of political calculation.

Reminds me of another prominent Democratic political couple...

Best wishes,

2:21 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

"‘Marriage, it doesn’t mean anything, it’s really how you feel.’"

I realize this was 15 or so years ago but the touchy-feely line of reasoning doesn't seem that far removed from his philosophies now. And how we *feel* is far less than objective and often is not based in fact.

8:33 PM  

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