An Ivy League graduate, she built a successful career, first as a lawyer, and then in the private sector, which she maintained throughout her husband’s early political career. Concerned about the effect the campaign would have on their young daugthers, Michelle was initially reluctant to support the idea of her husband’s run for the presidency. Despite her initial misgivings, she proved to be an effective surrogate for him on the campaign trail. After her husband’s election, she chose a number of causes to support; advocating for support for military families and encouraging healthy eating to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity. As a young mother, a fashion icon and the first African-American first lady, Michelle Obama became a role model to many Americans.
What sets Michelle Obama apart from other first ladies is that she's a working woman. When President Obama took office, she kept working as an attorney. True there were many other ceremonial demands on her time, but in this way she has been much more private in what must still be a very public life than other first ladies have chosen to be.
There are a lot of people who are inspired by Michelle Obama. She is beautiful, and she stays that way by eating well. She has helped teach school children how to eat well, too. Obama worked hard to fight for the voices of people who cannot speak for themselves. She will have a fine legacy.
Michelle Obama was a successful first Lady depending on who you ask. I think that any woman who questions her pride and patriotism as being anything but successful. She had an opportunity to be a uniter. Instead, she chose to, on many occasions, be a divider. Her legacy is one of division.