For those of you who, like me, are fashion-challenged, but heavily into color (I can dress a quilt, but not myself), here's an encyclopedic rundown of the many saturated colors of Michelle: http://3hourspast.com/2012/11/04/conversant-in-color-saturated-tones-on-the-first-lady-of-the-united-states/ You don't have to read it - just scroll down the page - it's a rainbow!
If you slow down and methodically digest the details, color-induced endorphins will pour into your brain and you won't need to go to the gym for a week. Stay home and work on a Michelle quilt.
None of which is to say that the Republican challenger's spouse Ann was any slouch in the eye-candy department. An even-handed Yahoo fashion writer graciously declared BOTH the potential First Ladies winners on election night 2012: http://shine.yahoo.com/fashion/election-night-style-michelle-obama-vs-ann-romney-075700264.html\ .
And speaking of candy, a Yale economist decided to do a study of trick-or-treaters who came to his house this past Halloween.
He showed the youngsters a picture of either Michelle or Ann. Then he asked the children to pick candy, or fruit. Result: After seeing a photo of Ann Romney, only 19% of children picked fruit. But after looking at Obama, 38 % selected fruit! http://www.neontommy.com/news/2012/11/halloween-experiment-shows-michelle-obama-encourages-healthy-eating-choices
This study doubtless has important consequences, but I can't think what they might be. I got it - next Halloween, I'll set out bowls of fruit on my porch, next to a cardboard life-sized cutout of Michelle Obama. Wearing something colorful.