January 12, 2012

Check out the email below from "Barack," paid for by "Obama for America." [Addressee's name withheld].

We appreciate Barack's love and devotion to his wife, Michelle (aka "FLOTUS"), and admire his concern about her upcoming (48th) birthday, but is FLOTUS's birthday really the best reason to support, or re-elect her husband as our next Commander-in-Chief?!

If it is, and more importantly, if it works, then Houston, we've got a problem in this country.... and it's a BIG one.

Sent: 1/12/2012 1:06:37 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: "FLOTUS"

Friend --

When you become president, one thing that happens overnight is that you and everyone you love get a bunch of new nicknames.

I was already pretty used to this. But "FLOTUS," short for First Lady of the United States, is really something else.

I'm writing because our FLOTUS, Michelle, turns 48 on Tuesday, and I know I'm not her only fan out there.

Will you join me in wishing her a happy birthday?

The decision to become part of this campaign was deeply personal for a lot of people, and Michelle and I are no exception. But we both knew, like anyone else who believes in what we're trying to do here, that this was never going to be easy.

This fall, Michelle and I will have been married 20 years. The next 10 months will be harder than any we've experienced together, and I couldn't do it without her. I know she'd love to hear from you today:

Thanks for your support,


P.S. -- This weekend, people are getting together to volunteer in their communities in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Find out how you can join in at

Paid for by Obama for America


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