Thursday, June 19, 2008


In a special guest appearance on ABC’s much watched “The View” Michelle Obama defended Sen. Hillary Clinton’s view's on sexism playing a role in the presidential primary campaign.

“Yes, there’s always a level of sexism,”
she said. “People are not used to strong women.” Obama credited Clinton for her race and also for breaking down barriers for women.

Michelle Obama appears Wednesday on ABC’s “The View.” (ABC/AP)

“And I think that Hillary Clinton, as she said, has made 18 million cracks on the ceiling and we need to keep pushing it and pushing it.” She went on to give credit to Hillary Clinton for paving the way and making it easier for her young daughters, Sasha and Malia. “She’s taken [the hits] so that when my girls come along they won’t have to fight it as badly,” she said.

Michelle Obama avoided a question on whether or not she thought Hillary Clinton would make a good vice-president for her husband. “The one thing the nominee earns is the right to pick the vice president that best reflects the needs of the country, and I’m just glad I have nothing to do with it.”

Michelle Obama noted that it’s been hard at times to adjust to how much her family has been scrutinized in the presidential campaign. “They really didn’t scrutinize families as much as they do in this race,” she said, referring to her husband’s earlier runs for local office and the U.S. Senate.



blogger templates | Make Money Online