At Hot Air, guest-poster Howard Portnoy looks back at a quote from Michelle Obama on the campaign trail last year, and notes how prescient the First Lady turned out to be:
Sure, we’re all laughing now that the current Leader of the Free World uses scatological baby talk in public, but his powerful contribution to the history of our great country is assuming concrete shape and form before our eyes. Consider the number of people interviewed at recent town halls who made statements to the effect “This is the first time in my life that I have become involved in politics.”
The importance of this contribution cannot be overemphasized. It also explains the then-curious remark his wife (whom I for one now regard as brilliant, even if she can’t write a single syntactically well-formed sentence in her native language) made on the campaign trail. Recall her words:
Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you . . . move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.
Tell me that she hasn’t been proven to be fact by recent developments!