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April 30, 2009

Thursday's "Question of the Day!"

Posted: 06:04 PM ET

artmichelleobamawhitehouseTonight, we're talking about Michelle Obama!  Her husband marked 100 days in office yesterday.  She ALSO marks 100 days in her job as first lady.

And, we want to know what you think!

She was a lightening rod for some during the 2008 campaign!  And, who can forget the controversial "fist bump" with her husband?   Now, some compare her to Jackie O! Others call her a style icon and a role model for women around the world.

We're asking YOU to sound off in our "Question of the Day!"

"WHAT IMPACT HAS MICHELLE OBAMA HAD ON YOU?"

CLICK HERE to comment and then tune-in tonight for the live show at 9 p.m., ET.  We just may use your comment on the air!

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Carol   April 30th, 2009 6:27 pm ET

I think all Americans should be proud of their First Lady. She has brought vitality, style and wholesomeness to the office of First Lady and to her country and her neighbours to the north, Canada, appreciate the change. I personally find it a real treat to see her wearing so many very stylish dresses. She is setting a great example for young girls who have been brought up in an era of pants and jeans as the syle for women.


Jan   April 30th, 2009 7:01 pm ET

Machelle Obama is very bright, yet she acts just like one of the common folks, like me! She and Barack are good for our "New All American Image"! We need this world wide.

Long Beach, CA


Jan   April 30th, 2009 7:19 pm ET

Machell Obama is a graceful, intelligent, fashion conscenious lady. She's like the first flower in spring. Always fresh, ready smile, friendly demanor and down to earth personality. She is a great example for our young people. I especially like seeing her in the garden with the kids going back to basics planting and growing food. Also she and Obama make a lovely couple. Great Image to the world for this country.

Long Beach, CA


Deannen   April 30th, 2009 7:30 pm ET

Michelle Obama is a credit to all women and especially black women. She has taught me a bi-polar person that anything is possible, and that I can overcome I now attend church and pray every Sunday for her, the prez and their beautiful girls. She is light at the end of the tunnel when there is nothing but dark.


Ingrid   April 30th, 2009 7:31 pm ET

Michelle Obama has made me feel more confident and proud to be me . She is a unique and brilliant woman who brings her own style to table. Finally beauty is not defined by models and magazines but by ones own uniqueness.
She is a trendsetter who redefines beauty. I think many young ladies will be inspired by her story.


Dodie ~ Irvine, CA   April 30th, 2009 7:36 pm ET

Michelle Obama is an extraordinary and benevolent person with indomitable optimism. She is an excellent role-model. The balancing she carries between the needs of her children, the needs of her husband and now the needs of this country is an indication of her tenacity and strength!

I feel honored to have her as our first lady. Thank you Michelle!


Max   April 30th, 2009 7:55 pm ET

I like Michelle, I don't have anything against her. I do wonder, however, will she move beyond the style and glam and build a legacy of standing up for issues she believes in?


scott   April 30th, 2009 7:59 pm ET

michele obama is more like princess diana to me,she has class and seems to be (people person).


linda wilsen   April 30th, 2009 8:43 pm ET

Michelle Obama is the epitome of class. She is a mother, wife, and role model for women everywhere. Her dignity is remarkable, her beauty, timeless. Kudos for her common sense attire, and letting all women know it is not how much you pay for an outfit, but rather how you dress it up with clarity and dignity.


linda wilsen   April 30th, 2009 8:44 pm ET

Timeless Beauty


Saj   April 30th, 2009 8:50 pm ET

It’s been 100 days and we’re already comparing her to other presidential spouses? We need more time to find out what really makes her unique.


jessy   April 30th, 2009 8:52 pm ET

Michele Obama brings a young, beautiful and motherly persona to the White House, one that I have never seen in my lifetime.


angela   April 30th, 2009 8:59 pm ET

I love her relatability factor, I hope she doesnt allow her postion to change her practical nature. some of her ensembles have been hit and miss, and thats what I love, in addition to the fact that I too can wear J Crew and in fact have for a long time. So we have some history without even trying.


Scott Holmes   April 30th, 2009 9:04 pm ET

She has had an impact on my life and proven that women can change the world and have an impact on society.


angela   April 30th, 2009 9:04 pm ET

why is everyone hushing Biden up, please dont do that....


len   April 30th, 2009 9:05 pm ET

indeed she is a role model for more than america,but in many countries around the globe,this can only lead to better understanding around the world.after all the white house is not somthing that is held in high esteem in many countries,to many people around the globe the white house represents something far more sinister.if mrs, obama can change that then she will have done america a great service,and just maybe she can instill in oppressed people everywhere that there is indeed hope for the future.


Ekow   April 30th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

As a single Black Professional male, Michelle Obama reminds me that i dont have to look beyond my race to get a decent adn intelliggent woman to marry.... Ekow


Anita Martin   April 30th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Michelle! What an inspiration!!! I'd give her my "best firstlady ever" award!!!!


Don   April 30th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

I think she is a terrific role model and she appears to follow her heart and values. She's a breath of fresh air in Washington DC.


Marie   April 30th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

Does anyone like notice how like Michelle Obama, like a really educated woman, uses the word "like" alot? I find it very sad that the woman who represents our country as it's First Lady uses such grammar!


Clay Barnes   April 30th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Jackie O was unique but she's got nothing on Michelle Obama. I think history will show she is one of the most intelligent, stylish and groundbreaking first ladies in the history of the United States!


Mary   April 30th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Our first lady is true to her family, her country and herself. I am very proud of her and President Obama


Debby Sawtell   April 30th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

You are comparing our first lady to the wrong people. She is our Princess Di.


Jean   April 30th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Really proud....She is a beautiful woman, extremely intelligent, and can hold her own with the best of people. She has youth, glamor and a wholesome spirit and all that she needs to compliment the White House.


Yvonne Mathis   April 30th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Michelle Obama has shown the world the true essence and intellect of the black woman. My God, it's about time!


Yvonne Mathis   April 30th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Michelle Obama has shown the world the true essence, intellect, and beauty of the black woman. My God, it’s about time!

MizVon from Ohio


Daniel   April 30th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Michelle is showiing how a first lady or any woman can be strong, and yet
feminine.


JN   April 30th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

She showed me career and family are not mutually exclusive and I can have both!


Eileen   April 30th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Michele Obama is an inspiration not only to women all over the world but to the whole world as well.


J. Lee War   April 30th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Michelle is just like the rest of us. What she has shown us is that... color of skin... doesnt determine who we are. In this case. we are all americans... she respresents us beautifully!


brenda   April 30th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

I saw Michelle Obama when she came to Providence. I did not go up to meet her because I was in awe of the white women falling all over her. She was beautiful in person. TV does not portray what a class act she is. I felt blessed to watch a black women with white women at her feet.


Juan Anzora   April 30th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

She is so sofisticated that inspire those who believe that education is important to achieve whatever she wants. It is sad that we only focus on her cloths, she is intelligent and that is inspiring


Carmela Dexter   April 30th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

I like the fact that Michelle Obama's personality permits 'ordinary' people to relate to her!!


Shawna   April 30th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Michelle has had no impact on me, just as most other First Ladies have not. I don't look to the President and First Lady as role models; I look to him as the leader of my country and her as his wife.

Are we now making even the Presidency into celebrity?


Sandy   April 30th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Michelle Obama represents the best in American women. When I see her I think wow look what we did in electing him and getting her.


Nancy   April 30th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

I love the way Michelle has created her own style – collecting pieces that she likes. I really hope that teenage girls are watching her create. I want girls to create their own style.


FahneGeist   April 30th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Well the kind of influence she has had on me is so unbelievable that I have to express it. How about....NONE


kc179   April 30th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

She is doing an outstanding job. Keep it up.


CJ   April 30th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

I feel even more beautiful. In fact, my vote for the President was a vote for the First Lady. She destroys all the wrong stereotypes about Black women. They are Beautiful, strong, fit, smart, and articulate, They are great!! My vote again would be for Michelle. Thank you.

And yeah, I like the President too.


Anu   April 30th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Michelle Obama has made 'being middle class' fashionable. I applaud her for it. But I think all this scrutiny by the media is excessive. I worry that all the media attention would change this very down to earth family.


Jimmy Taban   April 30th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

She love and cares about her family.


Pearl Jr   April 30th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

As a Black woman, Michelle gives me hope that I can have a wonderful husband, great children, and be highly educated and influential. Even though she is an inspirational for ALL women, she is especially needed in the lives of Black females who have been called negative names via hip hop music for two decades.


Diane Douglas   April 30th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

She has a grace about her, a genuineness that is infectious. Michelle makes me smile and I feel so proud she belongs to us.


angela   April 30th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Fashion has never ever been about how much money something costs, its about the put together, the French know this, and so does Michelle.


brenda   April 30th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

I saw both Michelle and President Obama in person. They both light up the room. TV does not portray the beautiful black woman that she is. She shows society what black women have always done be all to all people. SHe uplifts us. Thank God. After George Bush and his stupid speech we get the respect we deserve


Marilyn   April 30th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

I will respect Michelle Obama when she buys her outfits at Walmart for $100.00 instead of spending $400.00 at J Crew.


Shermane Hixon   April 30th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Michelle Obama has shown me that through these had times of the recession that she gives a sense of hope that you still can make with what little you have and that it still may take time but things will get better. I love her sense of grace and style.


Saundra   April 30th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Michelle Obama like her husband is a super special person yet they both make you feel like they are super normal.


Sarah   April 30th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Michelle Obama makes me want to be a black woman.


Cleopaktra   April 30th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Being a teacher I can identify with her. She exhibits a calm confidence and sane head on those broad shoulders. It also helps her fashionista image. I love the fact that she can dress for less being the wife of the most powerful man on the planet. She has a natural grace & poise which makes her deliciously different from Carla Bruni a model and Laura Bush an un model.


kc179   April 30th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

She looks good.


Patsy Cornick in Atlanta, GA   April 30th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Michelle is the complete package.


deborah   April 30th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

The effect that Michelle Obama has had on me as an African American Woman, is a new confidence in how I feel about who I am . I no longer feel invisable and I feel that what I have to say now people stop and listen. I like the fact that she represents working women and a strong, smart gentle person who enjoys being a woman, wife, mother and a First Lady... Truly Embraceable. Thank You !


Nora   April 30th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Michelle is simple yet elegant! Not many can pull that off.
As a budding fashion designer, I am thrilled to see the kind of support she has given us.


Natalia   April 30th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

why do so many news networks focus on michelle obama's style and looks. i think people should be focusing on her achievements, intellect, and how she is making a difference. style is important to a first lady but i believe her intelligence is more important.


Gordon Bell   April 30th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Michelle and her husband are extremely up-tone people. Without pretense and in it with all their hearts. They are receiving what they give as in the law of attraction. We are fortunate to have them as leaders at this particular time. I'm sure they will help reshape our purpose as Americans


brenda   April 30th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Hillary has never gone to Harvard....Michelle has.....Can we have Obama's from here on out. The girls with parents like that are bound to follow in their footsteps. NEXT PALIN VS. MICHELLE OBAMA.


anne gardner   April 30th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

I work as a teacher and at the beginning of this school year, devised a plan with our school principal, to build and bring a garden to our elementary school. Imagine my surprise to find that our new first lady had similar thoughts on her mind-creating a vegetable garden at the white house. Michelle's attitudes about the American people, being a mother, her hopes and fears about the fragile nature of humanity, echo my own thoughts about the same topics. Her viewpoints transcend race and hopefully also transcend socioeconomic status. She is the first presidential wife that I really feel philosophically aligned with-mostly I guess she had TRULY given me hope for the future of our country. If there were anyone famous that I could ever hope to meet, it would be Michelle and Barack Obama...


marianne gorda   April 30th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

I HAD THE GREAT FORTUNE OF MEETING MICHELLE & BARACK IN SPRINGFIELD, IL LAST AUGUST. WHAT IMPRESSED ME THE MOST WAS THE FACT THAT WHEN THEY GOT TO ME IN LINE TO SHAKE HANDS, MICHELLE ASKED ME TO 'HOLD ON A MINUTE,' WHILE SHE REACHED BEHIND ME TO GRAB THE HAND OF AN ELDERLY LADY IN A WHEELCHAIR. MEETING THEM WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST THRILLS OF MY LIFE. I STILL HAVE TO PINCH MYSELF EVERY DAY WHEN I REALIZE HE IS OUR PRESIDENT, AND SHE IS OUR FINEST FIRST LADY EVER.


Laila Taslimi   April 30th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

michelle obama is a great role model: intelligent and active in the community (and world) - working for social justice. her looks and charm are just icing on the cake! my husband and i really listen when she and the president speak - they are a gift!


Sandy Donnell   April 30th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

Michelle Obama is amazing, she has opened doors for future generations of women. She has given us hope for the future, through her words and through her action. She has show women, that even though you are married to the most powerful man in the world, you can hold your idenity in tact. Whe will go down in history as one of the brightest and kindest First Ladies.


Ishaka - Atlanta GA   April 30th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

Michelle shows being simple can also be classy. She is new and fresh to the American audience. I love the way she carried herself.


Clara   April 30th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

I love Michelle for being so down to earth, she comes thru as the loving lady next door who I can just invite to my home for a cup of coffee or tea.


Susan   April 30th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

I think Mrs. Obama should just keep doing and wearing what she has been – she is flawless!


JaNan   April 30th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Michelle is not a role model, but as Robin said she exemplifies the beauty in dark skinned beautiful Black Women.


Becky Goff   April 30th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Michelle Obama is keeping it simple and practical. A style American women have worn forever. It is good to have someone who dresses like us!!
I hope she keeps it real and doesnot give in to the pressure to wear the pricey designer stuff.
We can relate to her style..we are busy career women who enjoy fashion. We can't relate or afford the designers labels.


Agnes   April 30th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

The First Lady is outstanding. She is self confident, self assured and has a quiet dignity about her. With just a look and a smile she make you feel welcome. How lucky we are!!!


Claudia Jacobs   April 30th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Michelle Obama is elegant! She has style, grace, poise, integrity, humor, and a "no-non-snese" unpretentious style that is very endearing and she makes one feel as though they could just sit and chat over coffee with no self-consciousness whatever! She is very in touch with what matters, and what doesn't. I admire her (and the President) very, very much! I have not been this optimistic about our President and First Lady in a lot of years!


Elena Echenique   April 30th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Mrs. Obama (like her husband) is the window that my six year old daughter looks through...a strong, intelligent woman of power that happens to represent a minority but really is the face of all women...how proud I feel..how proud the world feels...


John Meletiadis   April 30th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Michelle Obama has set an example for all women. She has shown that a dignified women can be humble and assertive – strong and gentle while respecting the opposite gender. By the end of 4 to 8 more years Michelle will have transformed the definition of a modern successful woman.


Marvin (Meb)   April 30th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Michelle Obama reminds her inspiree to wake up and think about a human being who can achieve something extra-ordinary at any point of the day ahead. Oh my God! she is beatiful inside out.


Susanne Mitchell   April 30th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

My 20 year old beautiful daughter just purchased her first pair of black pumps ever. Big deal, right? We'll it is. My daughter is 5'11" and has always been uncomfortable with the constant comments made to her about her height. As she modeled her new pumps, she remarked that now when people comment on her height she replies that Michelle Obama is 5'11". Thank you to the First Lady for giving confidence to my beautiful tall daughter.


Darlene Odegard   April 30th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

This may be a second time. Michelle Obama is indeed a Lady first, a mother second and the wife of the President third. She can relate to all segments of America, poor, middle or upper class. She is a REAL Lady, a REAL mom and a REAL wife, but she can also be the FIRST LADY!


Alexandra   April 30th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

As a blind young woman, I have faced many hurdles in my life. I was inspired by Michelle and President Barack Obama to overcome some of those hurdles, and require more of myself. As a result, I will be attending Law School in the fall. I owe a great deal of the motivation to apply and my drive to succeed to them both. I hold them both in high esteem.


Donna Ledford   April 30th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

I admire and I am very proud of Michelle Obama. She is not Jackie Kennedy nor is she Princess Diane. She is Michelle Obama her own person!!! I feel like she is a beautiful compliment to Barack Obama. Together they make an awesome couple. They are both fine people.


Mike Williams   April 30th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

I think Mrs. Obama is phenomenal!! She is such a dynamic woman and I know the President and their daughters must be so very proud of her role in this historic administration.


Tracy Gibson   April 30th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Michelle Obama has made it OK to have an athletic figure. This is something we also have not seen in mainstream media.


Sabrina F.   April 30th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I think Michelle is very comfortable and natural.


Robin Williams-Nohara   April 30th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I'm a fifty year old women born in Chicago,raised in Los Angeles,have been blessed to have always had ,well educated,stunning beautiful black women around me all my life. I am so happy now, for the world to experience what I've always known! Michele you make us all proud "women I mean" "Fabulous" in every since of the word! Oh,an your man ain't bad either!


Lois B. Ishmael   April 30th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Mrs. Obama is a beauitful, intelligent woman who represents all women.

It is time to stop putting her into the "black woman box." All women look up to Mrs. Obama as a lawyer, a mother and a wife. She will be known as the most glamorous first lady ever, not as an African-American woman but as an American woman.


Christopher   April 30th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

when I look at Michelle, she reminds me of Oprah because of how pretty she is!


Anne E Malcolm   April 30th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Michelle's cardigans reflect her warm personality. She is ja joy.


Stephanie   April 30th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I like her mom & fashion style!


angela   April 30th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

brenda, you sound more like an angry black woman than michelle


Megan   April 30th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

From an eighth grader's point of veiw Michelle is an excellent role model. She is so intelligent and such a beautiful person to look up to. Michelle is her own person, and she doesn't try to be like anyone else.


Fatemeh M.   April 30th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

I believe Michelle Obama is a lady of her own ideas and talents.She is educated,strong,unconventional,motherly,sexy,professional,businesswoman,tender,loving,unselfish, sensetive, dedicated,intelligent,fashionable, straightheaded,and knows what she wants.she is all of these with no stress and pretentiousness.Good for her children,her husband and the country


patricia ward   April 30th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Absolutely appalled by Michelle's bad taste and credible people endorsing her!!!!!! {I wonder why?... It's a no-brainer)


Jose C Purekal   April 30th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Hello Larry:
What I like about Michele Obama is that she considers herself a mother first. She genuinely wants to improve and influence the way children are being brought up.


Donald   April 30th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

We have the economy in the toilet,soldiers ready for war in 100 different countries, swine flu which people are freaked out about and you're talking about Mrs. Obama and clothing!

Larry, you've got to be sh*tt*'n me!!!!!!!!!!


Ron   April 30th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Michelle is very special in her own right. There is no need to compare her to anyone.


fxaviergzz   April 30th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

The first Lady represents the people, and her smiles brights the White House and the soul of many people, she is great.


Jackie   April 30th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

I think what Michelle Obama has done is allow women to be real, beautiful, smart and happy all at the same time. As women we are expected to do so much, and many times perfectly. Whether these standards are set by ourselves or by others. As "First Lady" she is honest and easy to relate too. She too has tried to do it all and is doing it well, but realizes we all need help and no one can do it alone. Even though she holds many titles "Wife, Mother, First Lady, Businesswoman, Humatarian and the list goes on...she is still just a woman and happy to be one! We all need to follow in her footsteps and take pride in ourselves and the incredible people we really are.


Malcolm   April 30th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

We are blessed to have Michelle as First Lady!


Ashleigh   April 30th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

she made a very power impact in my life, by staying very strong and positive women have a positive role model on the kids and alot of people too, and i want her to keep her head up


Lisa   April 30th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

As a teacher of American History it is an honor beyond words to usher my students into our nation's most healing event, the election of Pres. Obama. He and his family are an inspiration to countless students and citizens of all races. I'm so proud to be an American and teacher at this time in history. What a great day!


Allen   April 30th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

When I saw Michelle Obama interviewed on CNN Larry King Live and I fell in love with her personality and wit. She is smart, articulate, genuine and witty. I'm half black /half white and both sides were extra impressed and proud that day. I went to work with a little extra bounce in my step. She is inspirational!


Shirley Mears   April 30th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Oh Wow! finally the nation has a first lady with style and smarts! Michelle's fashion's choices are just great. She doesn't wear that old traditional stuffy stuff. I feel reborn everytime I see her step out with her fashion and her beautiful smile.


Armine, Glendale, California   April 30th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Michelle has only inspired me further in every possible way. I have tremendous amount of respect for Michelle, her intelligence, her warmth and her sense of fashion. She has proved in a very short time that simple things make a huge difference and that no matter who you are or what you do, you are judged by the image that you present.

Armine
Glendale, CA


Sharon Scully   April 30th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Michelle Obama has had a great impact on me in many ways. The central way is that she seems comfortable with whatever season of her life she is in. For example, she is a lawyer who's worked in the corporate setting and in non-profit. She is a mother who puts her children above her career, but shows us how to balance this lifestyle with grace. She does not seem to mind putting her professional desires on hold right now to support her husband, our president She seems to know that she'll be able to pick up her profession again when the girls are older and President Obama is no longer president She seems to know how to live in the NOW. She lives where her feet are. How lucky we are to have both Mrs and President Obama leading our country today. She seems a warm, intelligent, physically fit, fashionable, down to earth woman - a great model for women today.


bernie Onuoha   April 30th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Michelle has shown that being black ,strong and a professional can be compatible with feminity , sucess and partnership intimately with a successful man.


fxaviergzz   April 30th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Many non famous ladies are first ladies too in America.


Rose   April 30th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Michelle Obama has the ability to inspire the world as an amazingly strong woman.


Megan   April 30th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

I admire her sense of style and her inspiration to wear what she chooses. Michelle seems to love fashion and always looks nice no matter what she is wearing.


Sherry   April 30th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Michelle Obama is a breath of fresh air. She is renewing the focus on family values, an urgency of community service, honesty and integrity. She is modeling all the values to inspire women of all ages and backgrounds. Her positive influence is contagious!


Maria   April 30th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

The fact that she is our First Lady and considers her most important role Mom-in-chief, gives me a warm feeling everytime I see pictures of her with her beautiful daughters.


Gilly   April 30th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Michelle Obama’s impact on me is one of confidence. Her decision to stick to the role of motherhood is one of key importance. I’m a physician and a single mother who has stayed at home with my child for the past nine years from birth. The first lady exemplifies the aura of all the things that a woman/mother should be. I feel less guilty when I know that she has also placed her children first. And yes, dark skinned black women are also “beautiful”. The way the world has viewed her gives me the confidence that I’m viewed as beautiful also.


Patricia Garel   April 30th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

She has inspired me to wear all my clothes old and new with more confidence, be it gardening or going to a ball, she impresses me as if she is from a warm climate, even more so as I am a Jamaican and I live in Jamaica .


brenda   April 30th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Larry you have me watching. I love this interaction. Rachel Maddow will never touch you.

Now to Mrs. Obama........President Obama can look at her Mom and realize that his Ms. Obama is only going to get better with age. I met them both in person when they came to RI and they are both beautiful people, inside and out. We are blessed.


Mary Harris   April 30th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

I think Michell Obama is one of the most remarkable women in the world. She is very graceful, beautiful, brillant and loving. She complements her husband, the President so much. I love the both of them and want to meet them personally. I am also a black female.


LOU   April 30th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

She has given me hope, and a new life!


Megan   April 30th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Michelle is an inspiration to women around the world.


Clay Barnes   April 30th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Michelle Obama has single handedly redefined the term of first lady.
She does our country justice!


Karl Rose   April 30th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Michelle Obama is so hot , vivacious, smart , sexy and down too earth. We the people need her, not like the distant first lady of t he past.


Phyllis Ponisciak   April 30th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

She's a Lady in the truest sense of the word. She is such a good role model for women, wives and mothers. She also seems very down to earth and has a great sense of humor.


anne gardner   April 30th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Oh yes, the fashion-Michelle's sense of style really is the icing on the cake, her education, dedication to her profession, to her family, husband and to our country is what is most important. Unlike other first ladies, Michelle's role as first lady has not in any way yet, diminished the fact that she is super intelligent. I sometimes think that first ladies, although well educated, get "dumbed down" by the media. I don't think this has happened so far to her and I hope it doesn't!


carolyn munro   April 30th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

I love Michelle Obama, however the gross over-emphasis on her style and fashion is another announcement to our societies' girls: your importance and worth is solely based on your looks. Michelle Obama is an African-American woman who has was bright enough and willing to work hard enough to earn admission to an Ivy League Law School. She then went on to have a successful career. She is a devoted mother, wife, daughter and sister. Her interviews demonstrate her thoughtfulness, values and passion for helping people. I implore Mrs. Obama to try and steer the media's attention towards her intellect rather than her body, for the sake of our girls!!!


normajean   April 30th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

The Obama Family in the WhiteHouse was the only smart choice for Americans to support in the 2009 Presidential Election. Michelle is a well-educated, compassionate and thoughtful First Lady. It would have been tough to deal with the "baggage" of Cindy McCain and the likes and dislikes of Sarah Pahlin! God Bless The USA! Michelle Obama drinks water, she is service-minded, and she is not hooked on pharmecudical medication to get her through her duties as First Lady! Rush Limbaugh should take some notes! Positiveness & Optimism Rocks! Negativety is so out-dated!

normajean


Sharon   April 30th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

I thing she is a beautiful lady with grace and she feels for the average person


Kelli from Tampa   April 30th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

I know Joe Biden was right with what he said today, I am a nurse and I am not getting on any plane. Very disappointed in CNN today, as they created the Swine Flu "hysteria" by sending Sanjay down to Mexico and now your station is backtracking. What did the airline industry make threats or something? The military has armed guards protecting flu medications for goodness sakes. Idaho has a case of H1N1 now. I will continue monitoring Mayo Clinic for their recommendations not the media or government.


Susan   April 30th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I think Mrs. Obama is a wonderful representation for our First Lady. She is a real down-to-earth woman who everyone can be proud of. I hope that she continues to follow her own path and wear what she wants and not to give into the pressure of the ridiculous "papparazzi". She is doing a GREAT job!


Ronald Townsend   April 30th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

April 30, 2009

First lady Michelle Obama inspires me because she has two beautiful, well-disciplined children in Sasha and Malia, yet she has room in her schedule and heart to embrace young children from all walks of live, with earnest concern for them all.

What a first-class woman as well as a woman role model for all ethnicities, especially African- Africans. She shows the way to college and to other inspirational goals in life for many people. Thank you very much First lady Michelle Obama.

Ronald Townsend,
Austin, Texas


Sandy Donnell   April 30th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Michelle is a role model for all women. An Intelliegent lady who is a loving wife and mother.


Delories Lincoln   April 30th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

she is true to herself and makes her own deciison. I love her and her fashions and of course, President Obama. she is comfortable in her own skin. I'm impressed.


Miles   April 30th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

She has made me want to become a WOMAN!


shelia jones   April 30th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

the impact first lady michelle obama has on my life is that being an african american woman lets us as black women know anythings possible and that by any means necessary you can set your goals high to any level and believe in your dreams.

shelia jones vancouver, wa


Lon England   April 30th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Michelle Obama has style, class, grace and taste w/o being the slightest bit pretentious – she is the perfect style icon as well as being the perfect role model for legions of young women who are not as fortunate as she is, she shows a real humility and a real humanness whiich is very refreshing – a perfect complement to Barrack


Julia Collier   April 30th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Larry,
Michelle is genuine, elegant and an amazing woman. Thank God for those who recognize that. Shame on those look for reasons not to recognize that.


Beauty   April 30th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Mrs. Michelle Obama is an inspirational woman of African descent. She has shown that women can be strong, proud, and intelligent. Her relationship with her children, her mother, and her husband is a model to families. She has shown the value of education, and personally shown me that through education, all things are possible. Michelle carries herself with grace, class, and though she has travelled through the upper echelons of society, she is still very humble, but confident.


Aarona   April 30th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Mrs. Obama is a breath of fresh air. She is authentic, confident, touchable and intelligent who happens to be an African American – an awesome example to women


delford t louis   April 30th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

michelle obama, if ever the united states of america portrayed femininity and a marital union the first lady embodies all and everything in between...........you fill in the blank


Kim   April 30th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I think Michelle Obma is a very classy lady and also very down to earth


Jonathan   April 30th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Michelle Obama is "Camelot" for the 21st Century!!!


jacqueline zackary   April 30th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

She has helped me to accept myself and be comfortable in MY own skin. NOT tobe a people pleaser be myself at all times.She is definately her own person thats very refreshing and I love her for it. Oh,and like Jack said on cnn she is a hot lady!


Fanny   April 30th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Michelle represents women from all walks of life whom the big name designers failed to address. I hope that the big name designers wake up and get busy filling this hugh need. Just ask JCrew!

Fanny


pat   April 30th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I whole heartedly agree with all the guests' comments tonight about Michelle Obama! In addition I'd like to say that I am very impressed with her gentleness with children. Watching her, for instance, in London, hugging those girls – genuinely affectionate and gentle. We need more of that!!


Iris   April 30th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Michelle Obama is every positive adjective used above . . . and more!! She is an American icon with so many qualities. She and President Obama make me so proud to be an American!


Wadzanai   April 30th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Michelle Obama is an inspiration. I now think Michelle right before my speech at meeting/conference calls.


Ayana   April 30th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Michelle Obama is on my short list of sheros! As a graduate and alumnae supporter of Spelman College, a historically black women's college in Atlanta, Michelle reminds me of so many of my Spelman sisters that I look up to. She's educated, engaging, stylish, humble and most importantly, connected to the community.


Rachel M   April 30th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Michelle is this generation's first lady and America's Lady! She is a professional, a cool mom, an inspiration to career women and most of all, she is real!


Patricia   April 30th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Michelle Obama has shown that she has the power to be herself, the knowledge to stand besides her husband, the caring to raise her children and the compassion to help the nation!!! Big ups to Michelle!!!


Cheryl   April 30th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Icon is not the word. Michelle epitomized not only what every black woman should emulate but every WOMAN. She is a mother, daughter and wife of surperb quality. Everytime she hugs someone from faimly to the children in her garden you have a sense that America has come a loooong way!!!!! Go Michelle


The original   April 30th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Since a first lady like her happens only once in a lifetime, why not celebrate her while we can?


Linda J. Trimberger   April 30th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

As a former educator, I am impressed with First Lady Michelle Obama's caring and understanding demeanor with the students she visits. She is an excellent role model for all students; but particularly for young women. She helps all students believe they, too, can use their potential to reach their goals and aspirations. She is a wonderful asset to our youth and our country! I am so proud to have her as the First Lady of the United States!


j bridgewater   April 30th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Michelle Obama has put the black woman right back where she belongs. On top of the world.


John Henson   April 30th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Michelle Obama is off to a great start. However, lets not forget that many First Ladies who has blessed us with grace. Laura Bush showed grace and Nancy Reagan is the pillar of dedication and well as style. God Bless all our First Ladies.


Jan P.   April 30th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Mitchelle is a real person very comfortable in her own skin and I am inspired by her confidence and her sincere caring for others. I am convinced that both her and the president are shinning lights that we should all aspire to be like.


Viola   April 30th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

My mother died in 1980 from breast cancer. How I wish there was a Michelle Obama for a roll model in my life. With 4 daughters to raise I needed help from someone like Michelle Obama. A 61yr old female, I am glad to be alive for the wonderful time in my life.


josh   April 30th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

i believe Michael has a massive issue when it comes to speaking publicly.


Maryann McLemore   April 30th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

The First Lady is one-of-akind. She is graceful and self-confident. These qualities, along with her intelligence, give her a silent dominance. She has the right stuff for her demanding job.


Sherrette Spicer   April 30th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Michelle is my new moral compass example for the children that I mentor. I can say her name gets even the most unruly child into compliance. The smile on the faces of children when being refferred to as " Little Michelle"... priceless. Thank you Lady Obama.
Sherrette in Selma


Diane   April 30th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

I met Michele Obama at a rally a few weeks prior to Nov. 4th. She and Mrs. Biden came to Ch'ville VA. She makes me feel that she is connected with women from all walks! One of the girls was sick on that day, you could see it all over her face. Yet, she handled the rally with great grace and poise.

She makes me feel proud to be a tall, middle aged, African American mom. I don't feel that I'm as much of a threat to anyone for being an intelligent Black Woman!


fxaviergzz   April 30th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

She represents america family


Deb Minto   April 30th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Hi Larry and guests,
I am a 7th grade Math & Science teacher in Columbus (OH) City Schools. I had my students write to Malia & Sasha Obama during Inauguration Day while we were watching the ceremonies on TV together. We heard back from Michelle! What a terrific thrill for the students and for me. She sent us a letter and photographs, and thanked the students for wishing her daughters "welcome to the White House." She encouraged the students to always do their BEST in school. All the students really treasure the copies of her letter. A true piece of history to keep forever.


Vicki from NJ   April 30th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Michelle does not in any way compare to Jackie Kennedy for the following reasons. Jackie was having babies during her husband's Presidency and she was raising those todlers herself, before, during and after her husband's (our President's) horrible death, but with that said, she still did a great job of changing and opening up the White House to the Pubic and she managed to look fantastic at every moment. I'll never forget that day when she did that first TV show from the White House. It was so impressive to watch her in action. She was so noble through to the end and even at the funeral with two young children that were nothing more than toddlers, she had to console and raise afterwards.

Michelle, on the other hand, has had and still has a Nanny (her mother) from the beginning of her own career, before and during her husband's run for presidency. So please don't compare her to Jackie, it's not happening. Michelle has plenty of time for photo shoots and anything else she wants to do since she has a built in babysitter folks (her mother). Don't be stupid with these comparisons cause they don't match up.


Holmes   April 30th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

Wow, could you slobber over Michelle the amazing any more? Will she ever release her masters thesis where she is an angry black woman?


Nellie   April 30th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

Michelle will be making history for a long time. She is a beautiful,smart and classy lady.

God Bless her and her family.

Nellie, Texas


Carolyn Duhon Johnson   April 30th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

WOW! Michelle Obama is a beautiful, smart, and confident woman. She inspires me to achieve great things in my profession and business. It is so refreshing to see an African American woman with such great credentials in a respected position. She makes every little girl and young woman realize that they are special and can do anything their minds can imagine.


Patm   April 30th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

I am a canadian but I have been following the Obamas since he started running. I admire them especially the way they are with their children. They are amazing. God bless the Obama family including Mrs. Robinson. She is a fantastic lady.


Lynda   April 30th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Are you kidding? NONE what-so-ever! Who cares. She is NO Jackie.

She is a human being not somekind of super hero.

I hope she is still "proud" to be an American.

I have to laugh if the "Bush Administration" flew a 747 over "Ground Zero" less that 2,000 ft above ground Nancy and Harry would have been calling for impeachment.

The democrate double standard is disgusting!


Ovidio E. Santistevan   April 30th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Michelle is an example for all women because she shows that, if the economic circumstances are correct, a woman can be a successful woman by staying home and keeping the family together. A successful woman, imo, is not only the one that makes money but the one that decides to raise her children under her direct supervision.


Christine   April 30th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Some say that all the media attention is setting Michelle up to fail. Well she is human, so it will happen; but so far, her strength of character and social agility has made any criticism result in a glancing blow. You can't knock her down! You go girl!


Roy   April 30th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

I never seen a woman evolve in such a short period of time, she is absolutely gorgeous, my lady of the year, with no compitition. humble,sweet, caring, a real wife, just fine, she change my opinion of powerful women.


normajean   April 30th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Nancy Reagan is one proud First Lady! Patty Davis is awesome! She has a beautiful, melodic voice indicative of her amazing DNA from her parents and grandparents! I love Patty's candor and common sense approach in her response to Larry King's "tough questions". Patty holds her own, beautiully! I can't wait to get a copy of her latest book to give to my mother! Patty's Character Does Count! Thank You for reminding the world that Former First Lady Nancy Reagan supports the Obama Presidency.

normajean


andrea kass   April 30th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

dear god: how many more 100 days do we have ? Will you let anyone spell out the truth?


Linval Johnsom   April 30th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

The ABCs of Michelle Obama……….Alluring, Brilliant and Charismatic


Wilamina   April 30th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

The First Lady has so many wonderful qualities – warm, graceful, sincere, caring, intelligent, beautiful, and she dresses well too. President Obama and the First Lady seem to really care about the American people and our nation.


Lawrence Luke Jr   April 30th, 2009 10:02 pm ET

well truthfully she has had any to me because of the fact that i don't know anything bout her an haven't heard her talk on anything or about anything an do not believe she ever will . I have nothing against the Mrs. Michelle but that's just my point of view on the subject


Dodie ~ Irvine, CA   April 30th, 2009 10:03 pm ET

Awe Larry, how can you put this woman, Ann Coulter, on your show tomorrow? Please do not insult us!

This woman is outlandish, irritating as well as Egodystonic!

Here are a couple of Ann Coulter's famous quotes:

"The swing voters - I like to refer to them as the idiot voters because they don't have set philosophical principles. You're either a liberal or you're a conservative if you have an IQ above a toaster."

"We should invade their countries, kill their leaders, and convert them to Christianity."

"Whether they are defending the Soviet Union or bleating for Saddam Hussein, liberals are always against America. They are either traitors or idiots."

I am seriously thinking of omitting your show tomorrow night!


saltyboy   April 30th, 2009 10:03 pm ET

This is the new Camalot. I am blessed to have been in high school when JFK and Jackie where in the Whitehouse. The adoration was very mush the some for her. I really hope she can live up to all your expectations and has what it takes to stand behind her husband like Jackie and Hillery did so well.


Tara   April 30th, 2009 10:05 pm ET

Michelle Obama has clearly set a standard for all women . She has proven that it's O.k. for a woman to be smart, beautiful, goal and family oriented. She has style and class, but most importantly she cares about people, She is genuine, humble, and respectful towards others. Michelle Obama embodies every woman especially black women. She is as beautiful inside as she is outside and President Obama is equally sincere, highly intelligent, and competent. They are a perfect match and couple and I trust them fully to lead this country.


Diane   April 30th, 2009 10:06 pm ET

No worries...Dodie, Joy will put that ranting lunatic in her place!


georgia from va   April 30th, 2009 10:07 pm ET

Andre, the black guy from Vogue, made a statement about how wonderful it was that Michelle Obama can wear a sweater, skirt and t-shirt for $400 and how she is such a role model for other women to be able to do the same. I dont know about him or maybe how others feel, but someone should get in the real world. In this world I live in, and I believe most other ordinary working women, we cannot afford to pay $400 for an ensemble. I can barely pay $50 for an ensemble. With the world being in the condition it is in today, surely there are more important things that Michelle Obama can role model other than her style and her clothes. And another thing....the pictures on the internet today showing her wearing a $500 pair of tennis shoes while she is working at a food bank is laughable. What is this world coming to......I fear for this country and how people are going to survive financially and yet, our most important couple in this country feel that its okay to flaunt their clothes and money while others wonder how to put food on the table, clothe their children and worry about keeping the mortgage paid. Someone in this country and especially in Washington, DC needs to get with the real world and the real people in this country and see how we live for a day, week, month and year!


Dot Bennet   April 30th, 2009 10:09 pm ET

Lady Michelle Obamha has influenced the way I think about day-to-day dress-up...giving attention to accessory coordination with my apparels on hand and a fleeting sense of alive in the scheme of things.
She is a marvelous example for young & old women of color.

P.S. I'm not a person of hats, either.


Lynda   April 30th, 2009 10:11 pm ET

Donald... You're right on! Who cares.

Don't we have more important things to talk about.


Dodie ~ Irvine, CA   April 30th, 2009 10:11 pm ET

@Diane

Sad as it must sound, If Joy can put that maniac in her place, I might even watch it. She must spend hours preparing to be obnoxious. I can not imagine anyone being that rude naturally.


mary lee   April 30th, 2009 10:14 pm ET

For me Mrs Obana is a breath of fresh air. Shes a real person, aspring brings new hope, gives me self confidence and a definate purpose to my life. I just love her spirit which seems to embodies you. I would love to see a little baby born while in the White House.


Ruth   April 30th, 2009 10:15 pm ET

Regarding Michele Obama, I think that she is , as the song goes, "every women". She stands with such presence with world leaders and their spouses, she stands regal with royal families, she sits maternally with school children, she works with her hands in the garden at the White House, she lovingly mothers her children, and the way she talks about her mother and she the way she looks at her husband tells us all that with all she is she truely loves them as well as others. In her humaness, as an African American, as an American, as a woman, mother and wife, she inspires me. I am motivated to be more and do more.


delford t louis   April 30th, 2009 10:18 pm ET

michelle obama is the epitome of class, strong marital union, intelligence, newness and all things bright and beautiful..certainly a fabulous first lady, the bar has been set to extraordinary heights!


Chris   April 30th, 2009 10:22 pm ET

I'm a democrat by choice, not by birth. How many republicans can say that? Regardless of your programming, you've got to be impressed by Michelle's charisma and charm.


Lynda   April 30th, 2009 10:39 pm ET

Hay Chris... What a democrat by choice? What the heck does that mean?


hugh ~ california   April 30th, 2009 10:45 pm ET

I'm with Dodie ~ Irvine,

Please! Ann Coulter. That woman is not a lady, but she's so much more! And the more I hear of Ann Coulter's words, makes me want to like her less. Actually I don't like her anyway. Ann has got to be one of Satan's daughters disguised as a Christian crusader. "Beware of wolves in sheep's clothing" the man said. Well, even if you or I don't believe in the hereafter, I know what Ann's here after–your souls!


Ella   April 30th, 2009 10:46 pm ET

Larry you are the best. Both President and Mrs. Obama has lifted the spirit of our military family. I am so impressed with Mrs. Obama's sincerity concerning military families. That is something that had gone unnoticed and for her to be on to that really warms my heart. Also, my daughter who is a sgt in military says she think of the calmness of the president when she is faced with a situation where she would normally lose control, his persona calms. Thanks for doing this segment.


hugh ~ california   April 30th, 2009 10:51 pm ET

Michelle Obama,
Elegant and superfluous; she is a most excellent first lady. Actually most first ladys are, regardless of their husband's party affliation, republican or democrat.


jacqueline zackary   April 30th, 2009 11:00 pm ET

I would like to add,not only is she and the President one of the most attractive couple to see, the love and respect they share for each other is what I believe God intended a marriage is to be like .They are such an example for us in so many ways ,as a couple, parents and as two individuals that absolutely hold their own on their own.I absolutely love Michelle's confident the way she looks at a person when she speaks to them her eyes are fixed on that person as if to say, hey I have nothing to hide what you see is who I am no pretending here buddy.Like my friend Jack on cnn said also,we were all very smitten and fascinated by our darling President (which I still am) but it's all about Michelle now we're all smitten even Jack and I dont think Jack get smitten too easily .SHE IS LIKE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR.


Ramon Pratt   April 30th, 2009 11:11 pm ET

From the days of Slavery, Black Woman have been managing many of the households of the wealth/middleclass and coming home to run their own homes. Being a black man, raised by my mother and father as well as a PACK of strong Black Women. Im so proud to see The Black Woman finally receive the honor they deserve as " The First Lady of The Country" and we could not as for a better person to hold that title... Michelle Obama is FABULOUS..... Barack is cool too. Being a Hillary supporter in the beginning I always wanted to see Michelle as First Lady. You Go Girl.... We Love You! and you Family, called America.

Harmoniously,

Ramon
Hermosa Beach, CA


annie & frankie   April 30th, 2009 11:23 pm ET

what a lovely woman & so down to earth! God bless the Obamas !,,,let's hope stem cells help Altzheimers, stroke victims, Parkinson's victims, etc...we should have had stem cells helping us 8 yrs ago,,,,


Marcy   April 30th, 2009 11:28 pm ET

Michelle Obama is my hero. I am very proud to call her our First Lady!


Dave of Detroit   April 30th, 2009 11:28 pm ET

How about "Genuine"-it seems to fit!


Margarita   May 1st, 2009 12:05 am ET

School district's are closing. What are families in which both parents work supposed to do with their kids? Will businesses and other employers allow parents paid time off to keep an eye on their children?


CHERYL   May 1st, 2009 12:23 am ET

I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH MICHELLE. I AM VERY HAPPY TO HAVE HER AS OUR FIRST LADY


CHERYL   May 1st, 2009 12:23 am ET

I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH MICHELLE. I AM VERY HAPPY TO HAVE HER AS OUR FIRST LADY


Sydney   May 1st, 2009 12:31 am ET

Michelle Obama has made a huge impact in my life. She is a wonderful role model for young women as a strong woman with a voice and fashion sense in America. She has motivated me to become a leader and inspire the world.

Sydney
15 years old
California


Natalie   May 1st, 2009 12:31 am ET

Michelle is great. I wonder if Barack would have been where he is if he wasn't married to Michelle. She should run for presidency after Obama's 8 years (hopefully).


Linda   May 1st, 2009 12:31 am ET

I like the majority of Americans am impressed and enthralled by Michelle Obama, but the fashion industry comments crack me up! I have worked all of my life, have several college degrees, and I think 400.00 sweater set is expensive! I would, can, only pay that for a very special event, not to wear every day. We are in a recession, right?


Kara Turrentine   May 1st, 2009 12:31 am ET

Michelle's fashion sense pales only in comparison to her brilliance. Let's not forget the remarkable balance we have in our first lady!


paige crawford   May 1st, 2009 12:32 am ET

I really admired Michelle Obama, shes class, and she has a great influence on women. She s a wonderful mother, and I always wanted to meet jackie Kenney, unfortunely i didnt, but now there is a new Jackie Kennedy in the white house, and she is a woman that will make her country proud,, shes down to earth and so sweet


Chirstina Sigala   May 1st, 2009 12:33 am ET

As a long time communty organizer and activist in marginalized communities who continues to work with young, brilliant girls who come from challenging life circumstances, I often refer to First Lady Michelle Obama for inspiration for them to have HOPE.

With Peace

Wopila (thank you – Lakota)


Kara   May 1st, 2009 12:35 am ET

Every time we see Michelle she is building relationships, and supporting the community. She just happens to look good doing it! Let's talk more about her desires for America and less about her dress.


Paul Martinez   May 1st, 2009 12:37 am ET

I fell in love with Our new First Lady back in November 08 When you had her on your show. She is a breath of friesh air! Very pleasant to here in an interview. Smart, friendly, a genuine person and a great role model for our country. Very suitable for the role she holds! Also she is out there for the US citizens to see that she is involved in our country.


Yusuf   May 1st, 2009 12:37 am ET

I think Michell wears nice clothing


Donna   May 1st, 2009 12:38 am ET

Michelle Obama has been an inspiration, because she shows confidence, and she's so astute. She reminds me of myself, she believes in the family first, and stands by her man. Her husband is an awesome man, he is someone who is very hard to explain in detail, because there are so many postive things to say about him. I'm deeply impressed with both of them, and I can't find anything negative to say about a powerful and loveable couple.

I'm so impressed with the fact, that Michelle wears clothing that makes her look like a real LADY. She wears her clothing very respectfully.

Thank you for giving the opportunity to express my OPINION.


Andrea Brown   May 1st, 2009 12:38 am ET

As a Caribbean American woman living in this country for over fifteen years I have adapted the 'ideal' that education doesn't matter as long as you're making money. Her speech to those kids in London really moved me, and I remembered how cool it was to be smart. I have not been smart in a long time.


Andrea McAdam   May 1st, 2009 12:38 am ET

Young women the world over needed a posotive role model and she fits the bill perfectly.


Sally   May 1st, 2009 12:39 am ET

Wish Princess Diana was still her. I think Michelle and Diana would have really gotten along. There seems to be something so similar about them. Maybe, it's because both of them are just who they are with no "put ons." Michelle is friendly, stylish in her own way, caring , and "down to earth." Wouldn't one say this about Diana? I think so.


Quinta   May 1st, 2009 12:40 am ET

I think Michelle has inspire me in particular, in her style, smart and fit.
She dresses in simple elegant clothes that you can find anyway. she has inspire to go to the gym 5-7 times a week. I look at her body and she is not a size 0 or 1. she is very fit but yet not too skinny.
Her authencity and love for her husband has improve my relationship with my husband.
Her simple style, just the way she mix and match them has thought lot. I go to work looking like michelle Obama. I out to a party looking like her.
The people at my work call me Michelle Obama junior. My husband andthe kids all call me Michelle Obama.
I campanyn so hard for her in my state. I love michelle and wants to meet her one day.

Larry please help me meet this beautiful black woman that has make my kids who are also black dark skin feel beautiful in their skin.

Thanks
Quinta


sherry lee   May 1st, 2009 12:40 am ET

oh, puleeeze! she will NEVER be anywhere near jackie o!!! that is laughable! she and obama, aka BARRY SOETORO hate white people! wake up!


Andrea McAdam   May 1st, 2009 12:41 am ET

Young women in my country (Guyana) and the world over needed a positive role model and she fits the bill perfectly.


sherry lee   May 1st, 2009 12:42 am ET

my comments will never be posted because you are afraid of anyone using their brains and saying the TRUTH.


jackie phalen   May 1st, 2009 12:43 am ET

Immitation is the purest form of flattery, but comparing Ms Obama to Jacqueline Kennedy is like comparing a duck to a swan. There was only one Jacqueline Kennedy. Michele Obama is in a position to influence a lot of women and should concentrate on being her own person. Also, Barak should not use JFK's comments and speeches to get people to associate him with JFK either. They both should learn the proper protocal when meeting heads of state, since they are representing America. (ie keep their hands to themselves). JKO would never have made that foux pas.


Tom   May 1st, 2009 12:44 am ET

She has been a strong influence on women, but wait to see her impact once she tackles the miltary family issues. They LOVE her~


cherie   May 1st, 2009 12:45 am ET

oh my gosh...she is a mom and wife and portrays it that way,,what is the issue?


Shirley Gallagher   May 1st, 2009 12:45 am ET

She appears to be a very down to earth woman but I would love to see her stand up straight! She always appears to be slouching.


Derrick   May 1st, 2009 12:47 am ET

Michelle, has inspired me to see black women in such a more elegant, successful, seduction, yet nutury as well. As a African American Male married to a white woman...let's yet say 'I'd had had the blessing to meet an Michelle Obama,...'


Marlene   May 1st, 2009 12:48 am ET

I commend Nr.KIng for showcasing my Beautiful, Intelligent, First Lady! she makes every woman and girl in our family have hope for tour future and the future of this country, in regards to opportunities that exist because of Michelle and Obama.. We now have the hope we so desperately needed..


Bobbie Hall   May 1st, 2009 12:50 am ET

First Lady Michelle Obama shows that you can be a worldwide household name and still not lose your own idenity. Regardless of comments and criticism, she chooses to be her own person. I love her strength and her sincerity.


Kay Johnson   May 1st, 2009 12:51 am ET

I find it disgusting that Larry King is discussing the clothing worn by our President's wife when we are all so concerned about the Swine Flu, joblessness and the state of our economy. This discussion tells me where and why our country has gone so wrong. There are too many celebrities in this country who have lost their focus on the majority and things that really matter!! The majority is worrying about how to buy clothes that fit.


Chuks Anago   May 1st, 2009 12:52 am ET

Mrs Obama is an example to womanhood, motherhood.She is simply true to herself. Loves her role as a wife and mother first before translating that to her role as a first lady. You look at her and you really want to have her as a mother. Her dressing is a reflection of her genuine personality, Her simplicity and strength portrays her personality too.What more can one say? She is adorable


Kay Johnson   May 1st, 2009 12:54 am ET

I find it disgusting that Larry King is discussing the clothing worn by our President's wife when we are all so concerned about the Swine Flu, joblessness and the state of our economy. This discussion tells me where and why our country has gone so wrong. There are too many celebrities in this country who have lost their focus on the majority and things that really matter!! The majority is worrying about how to buy clothes.


Jax   May 1st, 2009 12:57 am ET

Michelle Obama is the perfect First Lady to help inspire our Nation to rise above the current challenges and rebuild a bright future. She is evidence that our dreams of America can come true.


Pamela Welsh   May 1st, 2009 12:58 am ET

I do not see all of the hype about Michelle’s fashion. I believe she dresses a bit hoochy for a First lady–too much positioning of her rear end in the cameras. Children look up to their parents as examples. If she is so concerned about her girls, a better role model in conservative dressing should be her main goal; otherwise, her daughters will follow suit.


elaine carrillo   May 1st, 2009 12:59 am ET

Growing up in the United States and reaching retirement age, I can't remember a time when watching the White House gave me such pure joy. As a woman, I am enchanted and enormously proud of our first lady.


Ruth J. Pratt, Ed.D.   May 1st, 2009 1:01 am ET

Now, I do not have to feel that I was born with three (3) strikes against me. Strike 1: African American; Strike 2: Female African American; Strike 3: Dark skinned Female African American.

Maybe, I wont have to hear; " You are a nice looking dark skinned girl".

Dr. Ruth, In Living Color


AFI PHOEBE   May 1st, 2009 1:14 am ET

No doubt Michelle Obama has made a significant impact in the world of fashion, but it took a woman of hue to become the nation's First Lady to lift the veil of 'invisibility' from the world of the sculptured beauty in hue.
Guest speaker Robin G.[ Washington Post], hit the nail on the head to awaken you and Regan's daughter to comment alike acknowledgeing your lack of awareness of a concern long threaded throughout the black community.
The late 60's birthed the Black Beauty Modeling Agency to address society's gross omission of black beauty when it introduced black women of varying hues, however the past few decades saw the decline in this recognition with the reality fading into near non-existence as I weekly view the fashion magazines rarely ever seeing my reflection of hue on the cover girls.
Yes Larry, people of hue are far more conscious of this 'invisibility' than your lack of awareness of the same.You see, we live it daily in varying ways. Perhaps the First Lady can effectuate change and once again beautiful women of color can be appreciated respectfully.and no longer invisible.


Rosa Perezmartinez   May 1st, 2009 1:17 am ET

No First Lady has impacted me ever. Maybe Jacqueline Kennedy since she did lose her husband and handled it with class and dignity. It is premature to make judgments whether positive or negative, there is no history, lets give her the four years and we will see. She is just a woman, I believe people express their opinions based on what they would like to see in a First Lady, a Utopian image, impossible to ever accomplish by a human being.


Sara Cosentin   May 1st, 2009 1:22 am ET

I am a white woman from Brazil; I live in American for more than 15 years, I marry american man. I think the best thing could happing to America was to have a Michelle Obama as a first lady. I love her; she made me feel more confident about myself, she is strong lovely lady. She is better than Jack Kennedy


Sara Cosentin   May 1st, 2009 1:22 am ET

I am a white woman from Brazil; I live in American for more than 15 years, I marry american man. I think the best thing could happing to America was to have a Michelle Obama as a first lady. I love her; she made me feel more confident about myself, she is strong lovely lady. She is better than Jack Kennedy


Ruth J. Pratt, Ed.D.   May 1st, 2009 1:27 am ET

I am a successful African American female educator. Although I was dark skinned, my parents taught me that I was as good as anyone else and that I could be anything that I wanted to be. I believed them. I was an outstanding teacher; Assistant Principal of two elementary schools; Principal of three elementary school; Assistant to the Superintendent of the Baltimore City Public School System; Chief Educational Officer to the Superintendent of the Baltimore City Public School System. After retirement, I am an Adjuct Professor at Coppin State University. Michelle demonstrates to the world that African American women, also, have beauty and brains; dignity and charm; and are model wives and mothers who love their families and and their country. The First Lady is a blessing to us all.


Rosa Perezmartinez   May 1st, 2009 1:45 am ET

none


Renee   May 1st, 2009 3:09 am ET

Our first Lady Michelle Obama is someone that the country can be proud of is is a Loving Mother and a woman who Loves her husband her husband who happens to be The President. Michelle Obama is a gift to this country just like her husband is a gift to this country. I wish First Lady and the President all the best!!!!


Sarah   May 1st, 2009 3:35 am ET

Micelle is a confident, beautiful, and sexy older woman who radiates... She has given me hope in a time when I have felt sad. When I am frustrated with work and I come home to see her smiling face on television:I can not help but feel relieved that we have a new and fresh first lady. When I see Michelle I feel that I could know her as a friend..


d   May 1st, 2009 3:39 am ET

Why all the coverage on michelle? Glamore and class? You call being proud of your country for the first time in your life classy? Get out of America and quite soiling our country. I believe she is the devil in hiding... Ever since obama began running for office I had this gut feeling about her. She is a disgrace to our country. When are you people going to wake up and realize this?


Denise Breitung   May 1st, 2009 3:43 am ET

The impact the first lady has on me is happiness, strength, confidence and love of life. I am immediately transfered to a good mood and feel at ease. She puts a smile on my face, as I feel her energy. She sets an example of what is possible with education, spirit, and love of life and family. Thank-you to the Obamas.


Hannah Treves   May 1st, 2009 3:57 am ET

As First lady, she deserves our respect, but she is not Jackiie Kennedy and she is not Princess Diana. Do you people hear yourselves? If she walked down the street and was not Mrs. Obama, none of you would give her a second look. Get over it!


Sai, Yan   May 1st, 2009 4:31 am ET

I am a big believer of "Balance in Life". Michelle Obama is THE best example. She is a woman with a success in her career, a wife to our president, a mother to her children, a friendly "co-worker" entertaining White House staff's children on Taking kids to Work Day, and, a fashion icon with her own affordable styles.

Michelle is also a dream-can-come-true icon to my daughter, Coco, who got accepted by Berkeley and UCLA with full Regents Scholarship for the full of 2009, from El Camino College, a local community college. Coco and I came to this country about 10 years ago.

Michelle Obama is the America Ideal!

Thank you,

Yan


Daniele   May 1st, 2009 5:28 am ET

Larry, I can't believe Michelle's Fashion taste is being liken to that of Jackie O. She may be nice, but certainly have this impact on me : I would watch out for what I wear the next time time I leave home, for I don't want to be mistaken as a paid clown on her way to the paying party !

I'm from Indonesia, But I can't be on your side. You have been unobjective in covering the Obamas. After 5 years , I'll just have to stop turning on my TV for Larry King Live every 4 pm Jakarta time. Sorry..


Lanette, from TX   May 1st, 2009 5:31 am ET

She's just the WIFE and Ist Lady of the USA., ..and trying to help her husband, who happens to the most powerful man in the world right now. That's a pretty large peice to uphold.,,and be a wife and mother too.

WHy DOES EVERYBODY TRY TO MAKE HER OUT TO BE SOMEONE LIKE LADY DIANA WAS? i THINK SHE WILL BE A GREAT LADY, BUT IT'S TOO SOON TO TELL WHAT SHE WILL really BE LIKE. Why can't everyone leave her alone, and give her some space...until she's ready to MAKE HER MARK?

Somebody needs to give her a breath of air occasionally. I LIKE HER ALOT.


Steve Connolly   May 1st, 2009 5:43 am ET

I do not care at all what Michelle Obama wears. It is irrelevant and trivial. She's bright, articulate, funny, and sensitive. Let's hear what she has to say. Her opinions are as important as the President's.


khizra sohail   May 1st, 2009 5:46 am ET

i think it is commendable of the first lady that she is bringing attention through her fashion choices to those people who have never been recognized before for their work and also conveying this message that one need not spend into expensive clothes and brands to look chic and trendy..!


Bah Roland   May 1st, 2009 5:48 am ET

Michelle Obama, the First Lady that gets it wright the First Time and Always by being her-self.


tala   May 1st, 2009 5:55 am ET

thes luky and i like that shes convensing kids to GO TO SCHOOL and
helping them its amaseing so i know amarica has a bright fucere


simonsays/Orlando   May 1st, 2009 8:27 am ET

NONE


Matt Moneymaker   May 1st, 2009 1:10 pm ET

I am so sick of hearing what Michell Oboma is wearing .Yes I see is a pretty woman if you compare to former first woman thats is far as it goses.I was watching CNN last nite and this is all I heard about. Well the economy must be doing great now if this is all you have to talk about.You had a doctor on last night who was helping children get clean water now that is awsome and he was only spoke about for maybe one min and then back to what Obama is wearing. This will most likley will not be seem. Good Day.


Paseda Ademola Adefemi   May 1st, 2009 1:33 pm ET

Though am not an American neither do i know the road that leads to America but i could feel the impact of Mrs Obama in America. Oh!, how I wish my Wife could be like her. She is very beautiful. She is an epitome of submissiveness and blessing to the womanhood.
Wow, blessed are your Parents and blessed are the Children that came out of your blessed womb. Hiduplah Mrs Obama, hiduplah Womenhood.


GerriKornegay   May 1st, 2009 1:41 pm ET

Re: First Lady Michelle: Positive comments strengthen America.


Rosa Perezmartinez   May 1st, 2009 2:07 pm ET

As I said before, it seems most people are high, the desperate need for Utopia is driving everyone nuts! We are just humans and so is the First Lady, no Divinity there. It is not humanly accomplishable!


Yuba Seren   May 1st, 2009 7:43 pm ET

And when I thought women's empowerment just went cliche, here comes Michelle Obama.


Jo Ann   May 1st, 2009 9:01 pm ET

She has had no impact on me whatsoever. I find her a non-issue.


Allie   May 1st, 2009 9:13 pm ET

What impact does Michelle Obama have on me in her first 100 days? None. I did not vote for Obama and really could care less about the first family. I don't want to be mean by saying it, I'm just not interested.


Vinnie Ader   May 1st, 2009 9:19 pm ET

Ann, I have never heard of you until I tuned in today and now I see there is good reason. I heard your nonchalant comments on torture... and would like you to keep in mind that America is not excluded from war and someday, god forbid, could be at the hands of a foreign enemy... rules of war have been in place for centuries, we have helped make them and have participated in many meetings of treaty signings and conventions, perhaps we should practice what we preach. You also made a comment about abortion... read a book called freakanomics and then rethink your pro-life attitude. One last thing... isn't pro-life anti-woman?


Jo Ann   May 1st, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Allie, Frankly, I am sick of hearing about them already and it is only 100 days; it seems like a thousand!


Al Zaluszky   May 1st, 2009 9:21 pm ET

She is the best ,by far, first lady in the in the history of the USA.
Love her and the beautiful family she has, lovely kids, and a real man of a husband! Maybe there is hope for a future.


Vinnie Ader   May 1st, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Ann, nice job promoting your writing career and not a stronger america


Stacy   May 1st, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Miss CA has a right to her own opinion as does everyone.


Mike Canada   May 1st, 2009 9:37 pm ET

If that's the way Miss California doesn't like gay marriage, that's her belief and that's OK. However, gay marriage has existed in Canada for years. Nothing has changed, straight people are still "safe," and there has been no social upheaval. I would say to those opposed to gay marriage, look what has happened in other nations. There honestly has been no change in the way society is working. Life has carried on. Gay marriage is not my thing, but if that's what makes others happy, so be it. If this involved child abuse, or anything illegal, I would of course be against it. As the Prime Minister of Canada said in 1968, "the government has no business in the bedrooms of the nation." It's as true today as it was 41 years ago.


Tyler   May 1st, 2009 9:42 pm ET

How dare anyone sit on live television and ask for us to feel bad for her and other bigots! To bad for you that when you spew hate speech and negative hateful behavior people stand up and tell you to rethink your hypocritical beliefs. God is a loving God and says that all things through him are possible. He created us to be who we are and to be able to experience the joy of love. EVERYONE gets to receive that blessing not just those who you and your terrible hateful groups decide. YOU ARE NOT GOD. If being gay and marrying the same sex and damns us to hell then we (gay people) are the ones who will suffer those consequences NOT you. Who are you to judge? I follow God and the love I have for him, not you or your insane redirect.


Georgina Vigilance   May 1st, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Mrs Obama is the best example of womanhood for our "Attorney" daughter and other young people (men and women) who need good role models in this society, which certainly needs a boost at this time.


Kenneth E. Walton   May 1st, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Two men can't produce children, two women can't produce children. This fact alone indicates that this union is abnormal and against nature. The Bible says that this behavior is an abomination to the creator. There are truly tares in the wheat.

Ken

Las Vegas


Donna Macchia   May 1st, 2009 10:12 pm ET

Camelot??? C'mon people, take the rose tinted glasses off. Yes, Michelle Obama is a very likeable person who, (except for that red and black nightmare on election night) dresses tastefully and is not ostentatious.........but as a woman the world is watching, how she can condone and support women killing babies, especially having 2 daughters, is totally irresponsible. Her and Mr. Obama tried to be all things to all people while campaigning, but now that they won the prize they are taking there liberal seats and considering their influence I find this dangerous...people are so intoxicated with his charisma and her charm and taste in clothes....I hope we are all paying as close attention to what they do and say. It's dangerous to give anyone with this much power carte blanche with the entire country.


John Rosen   May 2nd, 2009 12:52 am ET

I am pleased that she has buried the scowl of the campaign. It is unfortunate that such a strong woman is attached to this sham of a leader.


Carolyn Harris   May 2nd, 2009 11:39 am ET

We get Letterman downunder ... why not Larry King ...
well so glad there is his blog ...
As for Michelle Obama ...
Princess Diana had Panache & never got it wrong with the wardrobe ...
Michelle is trying but still hasn't perfected it ... it's only been 100 days ... with a bit of help she'll make it ...
For instance showing all that flesh in front of Queen Elizabeth & then actually touching Her Majesty ... a big No No ... as I said ... a bit of help & she'll make it ... as for Obama as President ... YES! YES! YES!
we love him ... wish he was our Prime Minister ...


Paavo Korpi   May 2nd, 2009 11:21 pm ET

That the most powerful man in the world has this beautiful intelligent woman for a wife, is no coincidence.That she touched the Queen is
"faux-pas"? Get over it. If there were more women like her in the world I would think there would be fewer gay marriages.


Rosa Perezmartinez   May 2nd, 2009 11:29 pm ET

I regret to inform that propriety, protocol and good etiquette will never be "faux-pas", much less if you want to abide in certain circles. It is a requirement of this position whether you are used to it or not, if not you learn like everyone else would have to if it was not a part of your upbringing. Going to Harvard does not give you that!


Carolyn Harris   May 3rd, 2009 8:13 am ET

Well Paavo Korpi ... IMHO Obama isn't the most powerful man in the world but he is one awesome powerful President ... I am an Aussie ... not a Royalist or Gay Basher ... I certainly respect the Mother Country & Queen as I do your first Lady & President, therefore I have nothing to get over... All I know is, in the lucky country of Australia we are much more accepting & friendlty ... may Ii suggest you don't quite get the full meaning of "faux-pas" as in this case you used the terminology incorrect. It certainly wasn't a "faux-pas" ... the way I saw it ... it was a friendly gesture breaking protocol ... one which the Queen graciously & seemingly ignored in her manner... showing perfect etiquette.


vickie   May 3rd, 2009 10:26 am ET

she is helping me be my own person & not to worry what others think..go Obamas ! & what terrific parents,,,those of us who did not have that love will always miss that so it's so refreshing to watch them...god bless Obamas !..


Deborah Jefferson   May 3rd, 2009 11:44 am ET

The 1st Lady is so classy she has given me a sense of pride more than I have ever had in along time please keep in mind I am old I will be 53 in August most all she is an educated woman that sets the bar very very high for me as a black woman its a bar that all blacks can see it can be reached no more sorry a.. excuses about I can't. Michelle gives any black woman a sense of pride her parents have done well I know her mother is PROUD. Michelle has changed my way of thinking even being as old as I am at work and I work mostly with men that think they are better and feel I have no bizness being there with them. I as a black woman I have held my head high but I hold it higher now. Luv ya Mrs. Obama.
Lady D from H-Town


Lynn Windbigler   May 3rd, 2009 4:06 pm ET

Michelle is definitely a role model for all women of America, from the young to the old. She gives me hope. This hope it that America can eventually do what is right. She is a wonderful example of a woman who has come to succeed, not only in her career, her family, her marriage, but as a black woman, old enough to have had to fight harder for success. The test of true success is not what you are given , but what you have EARNED throughout your life. I am proud to be a woman in America and am proud she represents me in the world community.


Val Walker   May 3rd, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Michelle Obama is the quinessential and essential style icon. She resonates with all women of every age because she is 'real'.

Her children will learn much from their Mom. Bravo. If only Canada had such an icon!


Barbara   May 3rd, 2009 9:37 pm ET

My comment to larry king regarding
First Lady Michell Obama. I think that
Michelle Obama is the greatest for this era we live in. I watched the Obama family and she has her own way of presenting herself and family that we now need in the White House for all of America and other countries. She is a perfect role model for my family.

Barbara


kyle   May 4th, 2009 12:21 am ET

Mrs Obama is a normal woman with children.no impact on me.


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