I understood Michelle's statement.
Michelle Obama proclaimed yesterday that for “the first time” in her adult life,” she was proud of America.
I know that she could have stated her sentiments in better terms, but I understood what she meant. I think that as a black woman in America who will soon be the First Lady and whose african american husband is leading the largest political movement to sweep America in twenty years, she has a right to stand up and speak of her pride in us as a country. She meant no dis-respect to any of the infinite things America has to be proud of, despite the Clinton campaign and the media jumping on the story with stinging commentary.
I am a 42 yo white male and I also wish to express my pride in my country and fellow citizens who are working to get past America's greatest sin.
Michelle Obama will make a great First Lady and I hope she continues to speak her mind.