On the likeability factor who is more real, Michele Obama or Ann Romney?

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  1. pagesvoice profile image80
    pagesvoiceposted 10 years ago

    On the likeability factor who is more real, Michele Obama or Ann Romney?

    Michele Obama hosted a State Dinner for children, has a garden, promotes healthy eating and has a smile that is genuine and honest. Ann Romney, on the other hand has NEVER walked in a common person's shoes and has ALWAYS lived a life of privilege, so how can she even begin to relate to the rest of us?

  2. Georgie Lowery profile image91
    Georgie Loweryposted 10 years ago

    I will admit to knowing nearly nothing about Ann Romney. I would, however, love to hang out with Mrs. Obama for an afternoon or so. She seems like the kind of person that's worth having as a friend.

  3. fpherj48 profile image61
    fpherj48posted 10 years ago

    I genuinely like both women, although I admit not having had enough exposure to Anne Romney......(.I see you "loaded" the question)  Not much gets past me, pagesvoice.....
    .However, I'm sorry to dash your question in terms of Anne "relating to the rest of us"............As a mother of 4 sons, Anne is my "soul-sister".......we could quite easily "relate to one another" in that particular role.   Unless she had a Nanny and a Housekeeper, as well, every day, as the boys were being raised.......TRUST ME, she has "walked in a common person's shoes!!"
    I don't necessarily believe that "privileged individuals," are blind, deaf, dumb and stupid........they can recognize the plight of the middle class masses.   The Romney's appear to be down to earth, pleasant people.  Their sons are certainly bright, well-spoken, respectful young men.
    The Obama's are also a lovely couple with sweet, intelligent daughters.   Both Michele and Anne are "Family-first," kind of women, while being generous and tireless wives of Politicians.   THAT, in itself tells me they are women of incredible substance. 
    Personally, I would rather stick needles in my eyes, than be the wife of a Politician!!      They both get massive points from me!!!

    1. pagesvoice profile image80
      pagesvoiceposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Well Stated and yes I kind of, sort of, actually I really did load the question. Curses...foiled again.

  4. whonunuwho profile image54
    whonunuwhoposted 10 years ago

    Although I refuse to differentiate between which candidate's wife is the more humanistic and down to earth, I am, as always, perplexed as to why some of the finest ladies that I have witnessed in character and in my deepest respect, would ever to even consider marriage to many of the candidates running for the highest office in the land. I have seen live interviews, witnessed their tenure in office with their husband-presidents, and observed their reactions to questioning and testimonies. Most were beyond reproach and extremely sincere and believable in their characters. My head is almost bald from my scratching it after each election.

  5. carmenise profile image68
    carmeniseposted 10 years ago

    You asked the question just to get your personal political biais answer read. Both women are admirable and genuine in their approach to what they believe and what they have endured. Ann Romney has had to deal with disease and personal distress and yet doesn't ask for pity and Michele Obama is openly leading a charge for good in a number of ways. The real question isn't who is more real, but can you be objective enough to see the realness and beauty in each of them?

    1. pagesvoice profile image80
      pagesvoiceposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      My question was posed exactly the way I wanted it asked. That is the beauty of asking questions. Seriously, how sincere and real was it when Ann declared, "I love women" during the convention?

    2. carmenise profile image68
      carmeniseposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Only Ann Romney can answer that question. I took it to be sincere and real.

  6. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image91
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 10 years ago

    From what I've seen, both women are fine people.  And although Anne Romney is fabulously rich,  Michelle Obama is not exactly poor.  I like them both.

    1. pagesvoice profile image80
      pagesvoiceposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Except Michele Obama wasn't born with a silver bridle in her mouth. Michele's father went to work in the water department with Multiple Sclerosis every day. Michele and Barack Obama are REAL American success stories, neither having rich daddies.

  7. Annsalo profile image80
    Annsaloposted 10 years ago

    Personally I find the one who takes pride in staying home and raising her children to be the most likeable for me. However this has nothing to do with who I will vote for!

  8. Credence2 profile image76
    Credence2posted 10 years ago

    While recognizing the journey Ann Romney has taken because of her affliction, I still think that it is dishonest politics to say that her raising her family is akin to that of the vast majority of american working women who do not have husbands worth 250 million dollars,  serving as a buffer or fall back position. It is like comparing apples to hand granades and Mitt Romney knows that when attempting to reassure women and bring more of the female vote into the GOP column.

    Can there really be a comparison between Donna Reed and Louvee Howell?

    1. peeples profile image91
      peeplesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You lost me here. Are you saying that because she stayed home with her children she can't relate to working women? Or that her having a rich husband makes her out of touch with working women? Just curious.

    2. Credence2 profile image76
      Credence2posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      No, peoples, let me clarify. I say that her sheer wealth insulates her from the necessity of having to work and provides her with options that we in the real world simply do not have available.

      I am not putting down stay at homes relative to work

  9. Reality Bytes profile image79
    Reality Bytesposted 10 years ago

    The difference lies in the fact that Mrs. Romney has loved the United States of America all her life and Mrs. Obama well"

    "For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country."

    She only had affection for her country after her husband was placed in a powerful position!

    1. pagesvoice profile image80
      pagesvoiceposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Now that is a really comical reply. Check out the Romney party yacht docked in Tampa and flying the flag of the Cayman Islands. Yes siree Willard, now that's patriotic. http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/romney-pa … lag/story?

    2. Credence2 profile image76
      Credence2posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry RB, the last sentence in your comment is just a presumption on your part and your bias is evident and it constitutes much more than just your slip showing.
      Mrs. Romney has no concept of the lives of black people or black women, specfically

    3. Reality Bytes profile image79
      Reality Bytesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Credence2, She understands the struggles of women.  Sorry if you find it necessary to differentiate human beings based on race and sex.  There is an adjective for that!

  10. wmarais profile image55
    wmaraisposted 10 years ago

    The only real person amongst the wife's of the candidates are Carol Paul. She would have been a great first lady!

    1. wmarais profile image55
      wmaraisposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Those that don't know, Carol is Ron Paul's wife of more than 50 years!

  11. kw colorado profile image61
    kw coloradoposted 10 years ago

    Michelle Obama, reared in a working class neighborhood, with a stay at home mom, earned scholarships to college and succeeded on her merits.

    Ann Romney, on why we don't need to see any more Romney tax returns: "We’ve given all you people need to know” . Now there is a comment from someone who is arrogant and feels superior to ordinary Americans. Not likeable.

    Definitely not true on never working a day in her life, as raising five sons is hard work. However, if it had been phrased as, "Never had to worry about money a day in her life," it would have been a true statement. Even when they were young college students in a small apartment at Brigham Young U, they could live off of Mitt's stock options.

    http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics … ars/56321/

  12. Mighty Mom profile image82
    Mighty Momposted 10 years ago

    I will be honest and say I did not start out as a big MO fan. I didn't warm up to her right away, but that has changed over 4 years. She strikes me as very down-to-earth and real. Not really "warm" though. But I agree, I think I would enjoy meeting her (more than her husband, actually).
    Ann Romney cdmes across as downright disdainful. It's ironic that she's been charged with "humanizing" Mitt. Who's job is it to humanize her? If I hear the phrase "you people" one more time out of her mouth I will vomit.


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