I watched the 60 Minutes conversation with Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, the day after his declaration of his candidacy for the presidency.
Michelle said that she was not thinking of assassination when they were discussing the decision – she believes we cannot let fear of what might happen cloud our judgment. Instead, what she chose to do was request that Barack give up smoking, since the family would be giving up so much with him running.
They were both smiling as they talked about it with the interviewer – and then Michelle turned directly to the camera and said, “America, I want you to let me know if you see Barack smoking. Just call me.”
Still smiling – and yet serious. A real working relationship live on TV. I thought it was easily one of the funniest and most real scenes I had ever witnessed on television.