I agree with kind of woman. Definitely that's what's driving this. But I think that's sexist too, in a way: it's fine to say that she's a bad person for such and such reason... but people who call her a bitch and other more tactful gender related names? Or when she's judged on things that have little bearing on her as a policymaker? I really don't know what she was like as the First Lady. She couldn't have been more irritating than Laura...? I know. But the general public never sees these things the way they are... because they're ignorant to the basic talking points of racism. Yup. The guy really is perfect. So honest, straightforward, intelligent, wise, even-handed... I could go all day. Weird, my mother loves him, too... and we never agree on anything. In general, they are equal... but the pundits and news magazines... And honestly, I think Barack has it harder because there is so much appeal to paranoia being used against him. And that's harder to fight. I know... It's sickening. I hear it from random people at school, etc. They're not even aware of it... it's amazing. Sadly, I think this is what most of the public believes even though it's completely nonsensical. Doesn't that speak volumes if her own state loves her? Yeah, I reallllllly want Obama to win and this is starting to make me nervous.