Fearing they could lose control of the House and, possibly, the Senate after the November elections, Democrats are once again expecting Obama charm to breathe new life into the party. The difference between today and two years ago – when then Senator Barack Obama rose through the political ranks and energized the left – is that, this time, the Dems seek the assistance of his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama.
The First Lady recently announced that she will spend two weeks in November traveling the country, campaigning for Democrats tangled up in hotly contested races. As part of her work, she’ll speak at rallies and fundraisers in at least nine states. It makes sense that the Democrats are reaching out to Mrs. Obama for help. With a 68 percent approval rating – compared to the President’s 50 percent - she is, at the moment, the most popular White House representative.