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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Michelle Obama Expected To Highlight President’s Softer Side

First Lady Michelle Obama waves from the podium during a sound check at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday. (AP)

First Lady Michelle Obama is on Time Magazine’s convention “cover of the day,” and Tuesday night she’ll take the podium at the DNC.

Much like Ann Romney, Mrs. Obama is expected to highlight the human side of her husband. Both the president and Mitt Romney are considered elusive and as a result, Politico’s Lois Romano writes: “Never have two spouses in the same election been such significant and strategic players.”

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