It didn’t take Michelle Obama long to trade in the serious political talk from the night before at the Democratic Convention for a few good laughs.
Roughly 24 hours after delivering a well-received personal testimony in Charlotte, N.C. exalting the achievements of her husband and her own personal story, the nation’s First Lady appeared on Wednesday’s “Late Show with David Letterman” in the hopes of winning of more convention viewers and possible supporters of her husband, President Barack Obama.
Mrs. Obama’s fourth appearance on the popular late-night show saw her tasked with delivering the “Top Ten Reasons to Watch the Democratic National Convention.”
Among them, she says:
No. 6: “As a healthy alternative, we’re using low-fat confetti.”
No. 5: “If you were appearing at a national political convention, I’d watch.”
No. 4: “There will be no Kiss Cam,” a reference to the awkward “Kiss Cam” moment FLOTUS shared in July with the President at a Team USA men’s basketball game in Washington, D.C.
According to the First Lady, the number one reason to watch is, “At long last, I’ll reveal who I’m voting for.”
Mrs. Obama’s prior opportunity to sit as the guest of the funny CBS host came a week earlier, when she sat down with Letterman to discuss politics. She admitted to not watching the Republican Convention going on at the time in Tampa, but encouraged others to do so.
Mrs. Obama also appeared on the show in June, presenting the iconic Top 10 list for “Fun Facts About Gardening.”
The nationally televised appearance came at a time when she was hawking her book about the White House kitchen garden.
Her No. 1 gardening tip: “With enough care and effort you can grow your own Barack-oli.”
More than 26.2 million people watched the opening prime-time coverage of the DNC in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday, according to the Nielsen Co.