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Thursday
Feb092012

Michelle Obama: Ultimate Running, Jumping, Re-election Weapon

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a tug of war with Jimmy Fallon in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House during a “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” taping for the second anniversary of the "Let’s Move!" initiative, Jan. 25, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)If you're the kind of person who still gets a kick out of seeing the First Lady out and about, it's been a Michelle Obama footage bonanza the last few days. Mrs. O seems to be strategically (and adorably) running around as a primary election-day distraction and a fun, happy contrast to the withering GOP field of unlikeable candidates. And it's only going to get even more fun now that the White House has announced today that Michelle Obama is hitting the road to celebrate her "Let's Move" campaign's second anniversary, touring the country.

While on the three-day "Let's Move" tour, Mrs. Obama will visit Des Moines, Iowa; Little Rock, Ark.; the Dallas-Ft. Worth area in Texas; as well as the cities Homestead, Longwood and Orlando in Florida. But the First Lady is already making her rounds on talk shows. From discussing Mitt Romney's "beautiful" singing on Jay Leno to having push-up contests with Ellen DeGeneres

But what has to be my new favorite thing is Michelle Obama challenging late night's Jimmy Fallon to a series of athletic contests, running through the White House with glee.

None of this, of course, is helping my love for seeing the First Family run about, being themselves. So ... now seems like a good of time than any for a decent dosage of Obama Photo Crack.

(All photos courtesy of the White House.)

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Reader Comments (4)

I love my first family

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterabby

Am I a pervert for looking at that photo of Michelle Obama playing tug of war and thinking I'd like to [EDIT] her until my toenails curled? (If I wasn't married that is...)

February 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterM. Slade

I really like these pictures, the one with Lincoln portrait is adorable.
It makes me proud really. Thank you for the videos too!

May 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSweetie

I am such a fan of Michelle Obama, I think he's the most classy, stylish and gorgeous woman in media these days. Thank you for this wonderful post, it was so interesting to have a look at all these photos, they are charming!
Jean, owner of wpm typing test

May 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJean Yan

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