The American People Don’t See Nearly Enough Of The Obamas
There’s been a lot of hubbub today about the fact that First Lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance at the Oscars last night. I didn’t watch the program as I was busy reorganizing my paperclip collection but I don’t understand the controversy.
I think the American people need to see more of the Obamas.
Think about it. It’s not as if Michelle Obama is constantly on entertainment shows or the cover of fashion magazines. When you turn on the nightly news, you never see President Obama talking about some policy or agenda item that he wants.
Have you ever walked by a newsstand? The next time you do, pick up any national paper like the Washington Post, the New York Times or the Boston Globe. I dare you to try to find a single story about Obama on the front page. It just doesn’t happen.
This whole thing has got me thinking that the American people really need to see more of the Obamas. Maybe we could launch a national program to install screens in every home. Kind of like a TV screen but one which would just show footage of the Obamas 24/7. The screens could even have a sort of built in cam so that the White House could directly communicate with individual citizens. Installing these screens would create jobs too, it’s a win win.
Maybe Hollywood and the National Endowment for the Arts could step up to the plate and use their resources to share the Obamas with the American people a bit more. It certainly couldn’t hurt. It’s not like the Obamas get any help from the news media on TV, online or in print.
Until we start seeing more of the Obamas in the public square, I wish all these complainers would just hold their tongues. Show some respect. After all, Obama is the President of the United States.