By Daily Mail Reporter. First Lady Michelle Obama admitted that she's 'proud' of her famous husband's sex appeal. That's okay,' she said in an interview on Easter Monday. The question came up when the interviewer asked about how it felt to have a husband who is considered a sex symbol, similar, as the journalist said, to John F Kennedy and Bill Clinton.
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The most popular politician in the world stood on the step of No 10 yesterday and waved. Barack Obama, possibly the next President of the USA, would have been elected on the spot if the crowds waiting for him in London had a casting vote. He didn't, of course, he played his audience with a little more diplomacy. We have been through two world wars together. We speak a common language. We share a belief in rule of law and due process They chanted his name. They waved his photograph.
The past 20 months have transformed President Obama from sex symbol to "floundering" politician, says Tunku Varadarajan in The Daily Beast. Unlike John Kennedy's "sleekly glamorous" sex appeal, or Bill Clinton's "cheerily priapic" magnetism, Obama's sexiness was "cerebral, languid, unconventional. All this "hasn't merely diminished his sex appeal; it has killed it stone dead.
I had high hopes for a President who had spent so much of his youth abroad, who was brilliant and refined, an elegant and unapologetic intellectual. I have watched the president I helped vote into office soft-pedal domestic issues like increased border security, tighter immigration restraints, and basic social services for undocumented immigrants, all in the name of reaching out to an ever-obstinant group of conservatives. A group who had decided in November that he could do no right, and stood aside as their supporters proclaimed Obama a chimera of a bogeyman: closet socialist, fascist, and a Nazi. I have watched blatant and arguably racist acts of disrespect aimed at Obama take place on the Congressional floor. I know what it is to feel at least a little let down by the President, a man whose mind I so admire. Simply put, I voted for his brain. And Barack Obama is, to a great many, an attractive man. I was really pushing for Dennis Kucinich. I am a dreamer. Virility, according to Varadarajan, has long been a prerequisite for American presidents:.