Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Barack and Michelle: Portrait of a Marriage -- Author Dishes on Early Show

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The author of a new book on the President and First Lady visited The Early Show this morning to discuss his upcoming book. The Obama's had been very open about their marital problems in the early years of their marriage. The author also dishes on the flirty woman during the campaign trail. Below is an excerpt from today's show. Click link for full post from CBS or watch clip.

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Michelle and Barack Obama's marriage was so shaky at one point that they almost separated, according to a new book that gives what it says is a behind-the-scenes look at the Obamas' life together.

In "Barack and Michelle: Portrait of An American Marriage," author Christopher Andersen also says the Obamas had lots of trouble conceiving when they wanted to start a family, Michelle gave a thumbs-down on Hillary Clinton as a possible running mate for Barack, and persuaded him to go with the campaign slogan "Yes we can!" which he considered corny.

Andersen writes that Barack's overriding political ambition caused a wedge between the two so serious that they almost split up. "I think she could have walked at one point. She felt abandoned."