Happy 100th post to ME!!! This has been such a blessing, a lot of work, and a lot of fun working on and creating this blog. I have grown so much since May when I did my first post. When I wrote that post, I had NO clue what I would write about. But I knew I liked to talk, so I didn’t think it would be that hard! In any event, I wanted to make sure that my 100th post was significant, so I decided to share my thoughts on one of the most influential families in the world, The Obamas.
I have been a Barack Obama supporter since he declared his candidacy. Not only was I a supporter of the candidate, but I was a supporter of his family. It’s been awhile since a positive image of an African-American family has been seen in mainstream media. People’s first look was “The Cosby Show”…and that was fictional; I’m glad that the Obamas are very real and have not changed anything since President Obama was elected. Lucky for me, I am a part of and grew up seeing great black families, so this was not a foreign concept to me.
I appreciate how involved our First Lady is on causes that she holds dear. The last time I saw a FLOTUS this active was Nancy Reagan…and I was a toddler. I’m sure Secretary of State Clinton and both Mrs. Bushes were active…I just don’t remember. (Or maybe I didn’t pay attention.) I love the attention that she has given to military families and to childhood obesity. She has become such an icon and role model, and it’s been a while since the world has seen a person like her-one who is able to inspire greatness in so many people.
I also appreciate how Sasha and Malia are being kept under wraps. I feel like when President Clinton and (the 2nd) President Bush were in the White House, you always heard something about their kids. Now, maybe I’m living under a rock, but I haven’t heard too much about Sasha and Malia in the news. They go to school and do what kids do, which I think is great! Now, I have to admit that my friends and I were once joking around and said that it would be SO hard for a boy to date either one of them (when they get older). They have to deal with Secret Service, Barack and Michelle, and don’t forget Grandma Marian!
To say I love the Obamas is an understatement. I appreciate the positive changes that have taken place in this country since President Obamas inauguration and how he and Michelle work as a team. I appreciate how Sasha and Malia are nowhere to be seen each week in some magazine or newspaper. And I definitely appreciate how the Obamas are able to keep some family traditions in place after the move to DC from Chicago.
So what do you guys think? Are the Obamas a good family role model for Americans? Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city.
P.S. I purposefully stayed away from ANY election or political stuff. I’m saving that for my next post! 😉
Congratulations on your 100th entry– Fun to keep “in touch” since Digital Capital Week. The Obama family is a joy to watch, there is no sitcom that can deliver as many positives as their real lives, not just for those of color but simply all. Making this the norm, wouldn’t that be wonderful.
Thanks so much, Cherie! And it’s great that we can keep in touch after Digital Capital Week! I actually can’t wait until next year!
Congrats on your 100th post. I am glad you were able to keep with it so long. I love reading your blogs. I’m sorry that my thoughts differ on the views of President Obama. Yes they seem like a nice family, but lets stay in perspective here…they are not typical and really never were. Those girls will grow up in the spotlight just as any presidential child has in the past. Unfortunately they too will be followed by papparazzi however right now, they are not too interesting to the American public and I think that has to do entirely with their age. Not getting into politics here, just stating that as a first family I think they are alright. President Obama himself though is another topic and I will not go into that. Hope you have a great day!!! Congrats again!
Thanks, Stephanie! And you’re right about Malia and Sasha being so young. I’m sure when they get older, they’ll be all over the tabloids, too. But with Jenna, Barbara, and Chelsea not in the spotlight that much, there may be hope for the Obama girls. And I know not everyone has the same feelings about the family; I love it-our (respectful) differing opinions is what makes us all unique and the world go ’round.