The Commander in Chief and First Lady Michelle Obama stopped by “The View” for a chat and their daughters Malia and Sasha were the highlights of the conversation. According to the president, the girls are getting to the age where they aren’t attached to their parents’ hip. “They’re now at the point where they still love their daddy, but they come in [to visit him] strategically,” he said. “They’re not being surly or anything.”
The president also shared that Malia is “turning into a night owl like me” and a cute story about how the girls compared their dad going on stage to give a speech to the Hannah Montana movie. “People are whispering in their various headphones, and I’m about to go on cue. I see Sasha and Malia spinning around,” he said. When he asked them why they were spinning, they told him “this just like in the Hannah Montana movie.”
In addition to talking about the girls, Obama also delved into serious topics, like the impending election. When Barbara Walters asked him “what would be so terrible if Mitt Romney were elected,” he definitely had an answer. Obama began by criticizing his opponent’s fondness of a trickle down economy.
“Yesterday Governor Romney on ‘60 Minutes’ was asked, does he think it’s fair that he pays a lower tax rate than somebody who’s making $50,000 a year, and he said, ‘yes, I think it’s fair and I also think that’s the way you get economic growth, the notion being that if people at the top have more income, they’ll invest and they’ll create jobs,” he said. “’I’ve just got a different vision about how we grow an economy. I think, Barbara, that you grow an economy from the middle out, not from the top down, and that when the teacher and the bus driver and the receptionist and the office manager — when they’ve got a little money in their pockets, when they’re doing well, then that means business has more customers, that business makes more profits, they hire more workers.”
While Obama did not take the time to sling mud at Romney, he admitted that he had a different vision on how to improve the economy. “And that’s been the history of our country, we grow fastest when the middle class is doing well and when folks who are trying to get into the middle class have ladders of opportunity,” Obama continued. “So that’s a different vision about how we move the country forward, and ultimately it’s going to be up to the American people to make the decision about who’s got the better plan.”
The First Lady clearly agreed and interjected with “I’m voting for him!”