A political ad in Tennessee rerunning Michelle Obama's remarks at a campaign rally, "for the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country." ABC Good Morning America asked about the ad this morning and Barry jumped in saying
"The GOP, should I be the nominee, I think can say whatever they want to say about me, my track record. I've been in public life for 20 years. I expect them to pore through everything that I've said, every utterance, every statement. And to paint it in the most undesirable light possible. That's what they do."
"But I do want to say this to the GOP. If they think that they're going to try to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful. Because that I find unacceptable," he said.
Obama praised his wife's patriotism and said that for Republicans "to try to distort or to play snippets of her remarks in ways that are unflattering to her I think is just low class ... and especially for people who purport to be promoters of family values, who claim that they are protectors of the values and ideals and the decency of the American people to start attacking my wife in a political campaign I think is detestable."
"But I also think these folks should lay off my wife."