Ebony.com writer Michaela Angela Davis reflects on meeting the President during his Senator days and what makes the First Lady so special.
“I love your wife.â€
I’ve had one chance to say one thing to the president of these whole United States andÂ that’s what I said? He was Senator Barack Obama at the time, a presidential hopeful. It was summer 2007 and the hope of a Black, young and progressive America was so fresh and thick on him he left some in my palm after I shook his hand, the dew of hope in my grip.
“Well, I do tooâ€ he said, then shot me that sly spectacular smile. We snapped a photo and that was the last I saw of that Illinois senator.
That one thing I said to the President, was the truth. I did love his wife. I loved what she symbolized. I loved her station, her stature, her style, her skin, and I lovedÂ her big, smart smile.
I remember like it was today, the moment I learned I loved her.
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