Who is Michelle Obama? An attorney, community activist mother of two and wife of Sen. Barack Obama, candidate for the 2008 Democratic Party nomination for U.S. President. She attended Princeton University where she graduated in 1985 cum laude and in 1988 she received her JD from Harvard Law School. Following law school she was an associate at the Chicago branch of law firm Sidley Austin, where she met Barack. She was his summer advisor. Since then, she has held several public sector positions in Chicago, including most recently, VP of Community and External Affairs at the University of Chicago Hospitals. She was listed as “25 of the World’s Most Inspiring Women” by Essence Magazine in 2006 and as “10 of the World’s Best Dressed Women” by Vanity fair in 2007.
Why is she fly? Behind every great man is a great woman and no one currently exemplifies this maxim like Michelle Obama. She has the mind of a CEO, the statuesque silhouette of a model, and the grace of our grandmothers. Her campaign style usually consists of classic business seperates, muted colors, tailored lines, and every ensemble is created around one fabulous center piece, like the black and white tweed blazer she wore on Oprah. Michelle style doesn’t scream for pop-star attention (like Judy Giuliani) nor is her look stiff and contrived like most lady hopefuls. The truth is, she is not your typical candidate’s wife. Michelle very well may be Barack Obama’s greatest political asset, a supportive wife who looks the part and can deliver just as fiery a stump speech as he. We are constantly wowed by Sen. Obama’s devotion to correcting the ills that face our country, but it is Michelle’s quiet conviction, her determined mien, as she sits with perfect posture just over his shoulder, that has compelled many devoted fans to place America’s future in this couple’s hands.