By Erin Aubry Kaplan He broke a major color barrier, fielded intense opposition from day one, and lived his time in office under the unrelenting gaze of the Internet and social media—and for these and other reasons, Barack Obama has probably been the most scrutinized president in American history. Most of the scrutiny has been critical: everybody from conservative tea party zealots on down to disillusioned progressives have complained about his policies, his lack of this and overreach of that. But what about Obama the man, or more accurately, the symbol? Where will he finally lodge in our national consciousness? And what did he mean to women, especially black women? Polls reported that Obama consistently resonated among women of all colors, most obviously because of his broad sympathy for their issues.
Barack Obama’s “dwindling sex appeal”: the penis and the POTUS
Sizing up Obama's Sex Appeal
Monica Weeks has met many men, but at age 51 she says she still hasn't found her "Barack. Among Weeks and her friends, President Barack Obama's name has become shorthand for a black man with integrity, character and spirituality, one who loves and values his wife and makes his family a priority — in other words, the kind of man that many black women had despaired of finding. Weeks said probably every single woman she knows is looking for her "Barack. The story is the same elsewhere among black women, who say the new code word for Prince Charming has become so commonplace that they have been asked "Have you found your Barack? Obama's sex appeal hasn't hurt — what other president would get high marks in a swimsuit competition? But he has touched a nerve among black women in particular, who consider him an IBM Ideal Black Man — educated, eloquent, tall, attractive, family oriented, ambitious and down to earth.
Sizing up Obama's Sex Appeal
By Daily Mail Reporter. First Lady Michelle Obama admitted that she's 'proud' of her famous husband's sex appeal. That's okay,' she said in an interview on Easter Monday. The question came up when the interviewer asked about how it felt to have a husband who is considered a sex symbol, similar, as the journalist said, to John F Kennedy and Bill Clinton. Big fan: Michelle Obama said that she gets that her husband has a bit of 'swag' that people find attractive.
I had high hopes for a President who had spent so much of his youth abroad, who was brilliant and refined, an elegant and unapologetic intellectual. I have watched the president I helped vote into office soft-pedal domestic issues like increased border security, tighter immigration restraints, and basic social services for undocumented immigrants, all in the name of reaching out to an ever-obstinant group of conservatives. A group who had decided in November that he could do no right, and stood aside as their supporters proclaimed Obama a chimera of a bogeyman: closet socialist, fascist, and a Nazi. I have watched blatant and arguably racist acts of disrespect aimed at Obama take place on the Congressional floor.