Michelle Obama, wife of presidential hopeful Barack Obama is considered by insiders to be one of his most staunch and loyal supporters.
Michelle speaks out publicly with regard to her husband's ability to effectively perform the duties of President of the United States and feels that the time is right for him to run. Barack gained notoriety after making the keynote speech at the Democratic Presidential Nominating Convention in 2004.
She rejects the following comments made by his detractors: "he is not experienced enough"; "he should wait his turn"; "he is too young"; "he is not black enough"; "he is not white enough"; ... "he is too articulate". I agree with Michelle that these comments are intended to sway voters away from the most charismatic candidate to seek the office of President of the United States since John F. Kennedy.
Michelle goes on to say, "Don't be fooled by these claims, because they are mere distractions," she said. "Distractions to keep us focused once again on what is not possible. Distractions that keep us mired in fear so that we are unable to focus on the real issues that are dragging us down as a nation. What we need right now is a leader, and a leader is more than a set of finite experiences."