"Tired Of Being Afraid"

I'm sorry but I just don't get the idea that this was an attack on Senator Clinton:

At another stop, in Atlantic, Michelle said she travels with her husband in part "to model what it means to have family values," adding "if you can't run your own house, you can't run the White House." She didn't elaborate, but it could be interpreted as a swipe at the Clintons.

Please. Doesn't this obviously mean that a strong family helps a president in the White House? I guess it could be seen as an anti-Clinton swipe in a pinch, but it's pretty subtle if it is. But whatever it may mean, don't jump into the gotcha politics with this. Notice what she's really saying. Notice what matters. Michelle Obama is giving the core message of her husband's candidacy: the case against fear. You know: Arianna is right about this. The one overwhelming fact about Hillary Clinton is that she reeks of fear. Obama doesn't. We need more fearlessness. Not recklessness; fearlessness. Michelle Obama is strong medicine. But we need some strong medicine.

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