Here, during a visit to Central High School in Miami on March 4, President Obama poses with a cutout of the first lady. Based on the dress, this flat Michelle seems to have been produced from a photo taken at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, where she spoke.
Garance Franke-Ruta is a former senior editor covering national politics at The Atlantic.
Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.