I just know I am going to catch grief from critics of this blog … but, what the heck. I am going to say this anyway.
I miss seeing this kind of funny display of affection from the first couple of the United States.
These pictures showed up on my Facebook news feed. I figure they were snapped in January, when Michelle Obama celebrated her 56th birthday. She and her husband were goofing off, exhibiting a good natured public display of affection.
I vaguely recall the occasional stuffed-shirt criticism that came at them when Barack Obama was president and Michelle Obama was first lady.
Their White House successors haven’t shown this kind of public affection for each other that I can remember.
Pictures such as these demonstrate a level of humanity in our elected leader and his spouse. It’s a refreshing sight to see, even from a former POTUS and FLOTUS.