Why Michelle Would Be a Better Candidate Than Barack

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In a piece for the Huffington Post, Keli Goff lists eight reasons — some more serious than others — that Michelle is, as her husband has put it, the "superior" spouse.


8. She's tougher.

Yes I said it. Somebody had to. A 2007 New York magazine article on the 2008 presidential primary endorsement derby said it all about who the toughest person in the Obama household is. The article included this gem from Rev. Al Sharpton, whose endorsement was being sought after by the remaining Democratic candidates. The anecdote beautifully illustrates that you don't have to be an angry black woman to be a woman who gets things done:

7. She dresses better.

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6. She has a stronger resume.

For whatever reason there are those who still don't consider "community organizer" a real job or "real work experience." (Apparently owning a baseball team is, though?) In addition to her work at a major law firm, Michelle Obama worked in various capacities for the city of Chicago, including for the mayor, and for a non-profit working with city hall to help youth. She also worked in higher education administration for the University of Chicago and later as a vice president for University of Chicago Hospitals.

Read Keli Goff's entire piece at the Huffington Post.

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