You have to love the You-Tubers!
The creativity and passion with which YouTube dwellers have embraced the Obama cause has been nothing short of incredible! Now, I find that one Bubaloo37 has created a short video that is a testament to the love between Senator Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. Today’s Obama Video of the Day is called “She’s Got a Crush on Obama – Michelle Obama”:
One interesting note: this video was actually posted to YouTube as a “video response” to the now infamous “Obama Girl” video, which I have never been able to bring myself to even discuss in this forum, let alone actually play for BWFO readers. I’m not sure quite why that video irks me so much, but it does.
If I had to give it any real amount of thought, I would say that it’s the pure disrespect of it all. Satire or no satire, pretending that you have a ‘crush’ on a man who is running for what is arguably the most important office in the world, and even going so far as to pretend that you have a direct line to him when he’s a married man is not that cool. Again, I understand that it was all for fun I guess, but that’s why it irks me (clear throat).
The bottom line is, Michelle’s love and committment to her husband is evident in everything she does. Any black woman knows that the love that these two share, the beautiful family they’ve built together is to be celebrated, not disrespected. As tempted as I might be to dish on how attractive Senator Obama is, I would never let it go beyond a trivial reference here and there, because his cute smile will not win him votes, no more than a ditsy super model dancing around in Daisy Dukes will.
At Black Women for Obama, we love Senator Obama, and we love and respect Michelle Obama, the next First Lady of the United States. Thank you, Bubal0037 for giving me the fodder I needed to get the “Obama Chick” off my chest. I feel a lot better.