Question of the Day: What's Your Passion?

   By drodriguez  May 18, 2011

Pretend for a moment that you’re the First Lady of the United States.  Michelle Obama was recently on Oprah, discussing that her passion is helping the families of returning soldiers.  Other recent First Ladies had their own causes:  Laura Bush had literacy, and Nancy Reagan wanted us all to  "Say No to Drugs". 

If you were first lady, what would be your passion?

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TCayeGreen by TCayeGreen | Morrow, GA
May 19, 2011

I agree with Sherry, homelessness and hunger would be my top priority. With the economy as it is, this situation is out of control. We are a wealthy nation, and the number of homeless in the US is shameful. For children to be receptive to a good education, their immediate need of healthy food and permanent shelter must be met..

didama by didama | MAPLEWOOD, NJ
May 18, 2011

tartan94- Very well said!

tartan94 by tartan94 | Maplewood, NJ
May 18, 2011

If I were first lady... hmm, first I would pinch myself. LOL :) Then, my passion would be teaching responsibility.. trying to echo JFK's words, "ask not what your country should do for you, but what you can do for your country" to try and break the mindset that circumstances are someone else's fault but rather we are critical players in our own future - successes and failures.

jessicamac by jessicamac | MAPLEWOOD, NJ
May 18, 2011

I would tackle education, but I think that would be too much of a political hot button for a first lady. Too many of our children don't get a good education, and it doesn't seem like we're making progress figuring out a solution.

sherrybaby by sherrybaby | wilmington, DE
May 18, 2011

I would love to tackle the issue of hunger and homeless in this country. Over 600,000 people are homeless on any given night in the US. That includes many children. To me that is a statistic that should be as close to zero as possible. Why is homelessness and hunger not on the agenda for politicians?