Does Michelle Obama understand that part of Barack's (limited) appeal is that he does not seem to be an angry person? Does she recognize that part of her husband's strategy to win is to goad his opponent into showing that he is angry? It isn't clear:
Michelle Obama lifted the lid on the irritation felt by the leading Democrat candidate for the White House at the way anti-American outbursts by his pastor, Jeremiah Wright, have dogged his campaign...
Her husband was thinking "I can't let my ego, my anger, my frustration get in the way of the ultimate goal," she said.
"Barack has been characterised as many things that have nothing to do with who he is..."
A senior Democrat strategist privy to Obama's campaign said: "He's sick of the battle against Clinton. He wants to get stuck into McCain. His people have had to remind him that this thing isn't over yet and he needs to focus and put her away."
Up until now, the press has focused exclusively on John McCain when considering whether the three leading contenders had the temperament required to be president. The one thing that no one in the media has questioned (but which Jim Geraghty presciently commented on) is whether Obama might himself be an angry person at heart. Now Michelle Obama has opened a window to a side of Barack Obama that we haven't really seen -- and it's not pretty.
Be sure to read Don Surber's thoughts as well.