First Lady Michelle Obama held nothing back in lauding her husband during a campaign event Tuesday in Orlando, celebrating him as “awesomely phenomenal, terrific and handsome.”
But I also know that there’s a reason why we’re all here today, and why all of you are working so hard. There’s a reason — and it’s not just because we all support this awesomely phenomenal, terrific and handsome President. And I will admit, I’m a bit biased — (laughter) — but our President is pretty awesome. (Applause.) And we’re not just doing this because we want to win an election — although we do and we will. (Applause.) We are doing this because of the values we believe in.
Mrs. Obama often lavishes personal praise upon the president, highlighting what she sees as his sterling qualities and emphasizing how hard he works and how much he cares.
But some might quibble that a little modesty – even if of the false kind – is more appropriate in a nation’s leaders. Those who wield so much power should never get too full of themselves.