Barack Obama came out with a strong statement defending his wife, Michelle (in photo), from renewed GOP attacks on her “proud” comment.
“The GOP, should I be the nominee, I think can say whatever they want to say about me, my track record,” Obama said in an interview shown on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
“If they think that they’re going to try to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful, because that I find unacceptable.”
He added that the GOP should “lay off my wife.”
This could help Obama. Yes, a spouse is fair game, to some extent. But if Michelle is perceived as being bullied and pilloried by Swift-boaters, Obama’s defense could play well with voters. He’s showing he’s going to protect his family. Voters of either party can respect that.