FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are not that far apart on many of the issues. But when it comes to their spouses, the differences couldn't be more glaring.
The Wall Street Journal reports today about the evolving role of Michelle Obama. The Princeton and Harvard Law-educated wife of the democratic front-runner has become an influential adviser. She's been nicknamed "the closer" because she often pushes harder to seal the deal with voters than Barack does. She generally stays away from discussing policy and strategy, but gets very involved with issues that affect her personally, like being a working mom.
Michelle has also given people a peek into their personal lives: Barack snores and doesn't put the butter back in the refrigerator.
She says part of her role is to "give people yet another slice of who Barack is, making him even more multidimensional." She says her comments about his foibles were so people wouldn't "deify" him.
Then there is the other spouse in the race. That would be the 42nd president of the United States. Quoting the Journal story, Bill Clinton has "come across at times as the empathetic, seasoned onetime leader of the free world – but at other times as the red-faced, argumentative attack-dog-in-chief."
Some suggest he may have hurt Hillary, especially with some of the things he said in South Carolina. Since then, it seems like the campaign has toned down Clinton's role, and he hasn't been going on the attack against Obama.
Here’s my question to you: When it comes to the candidates’ spouses, who is more valuable: Bill Clinton or Michelle Obama?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Sharon from Michigan writes:
I like Bill Clinton and remember how good things were during his presidency, but Michelle Obama seems more like a normal wife and mother, who understands the needs of people in bad situations. Their marriage seems wholesome and their vision seems to be the right direction. You can see the pride in her eyes for her husband. I think Michelle outweighs Bill.
Bill Clinton is by far the most valuable spouse. And no one should complain that Bill Clinton has been out-of-line on the campaign trail. Mrs. Obama has been terrible. Her remark that Hillary can't take care of her own house so how could she take care of the White House was really underhanded.
Clearly Michelle represents the future, and she will be a great representative around the world. She seems normal and authentic; Bill has been spinning so long it is doubtful that he even knows the difference anymore.
Well it is obvious, it is Bill Clinton. He has been there and done that and could definitely support and understand the pressures and tough decisions that go along with the job. These two together are a powerhouse and right now that is what we need. Not someone with only one term of experience.
I think Michelle Obama would be more valuable. I believe she brings to the table intelligence, good judgment, common sense, inner strength, self control and a non-spin of the truth. On the other hand, Bill Clinton is a liar, adulterer, deceiver and a master spin artist.
Each of their spouses are valuable in different ways. But Bill Clinton is the most valuable, because without him, Hillary wouldn't stand a chance.
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