“I know that Barack stays in close communication with all the former
presidents and Bill Clinton has been an important advisor, friend and
supporter for a very long time, so I guess it was the public display of
the bromance,” says Michelle, in reference to the embrace the men shared at the Democratic National Convention.
Coming up for the Obamas during the 2012 presidential election are three televised debates between President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney.The first one, taking place Oct. 3 in Denver, Colo., happens to fall on the Obamas 20th anniversary.
“All I said was at least we’ll be together,” jokes Michelle, after she found out the date for the debate. “I’m going to
make him write it on his hand — ‘Love you honey’ so that when he waves, it
makes I love you honey.”
The First Lady also tells “Access” that one of the most important aspects of the election coming down the stretch is the youth vote.
“Young people are always the key to many elections and I try to tell them it’s not just about this election, but its making young people – putting them in the habit of engaging in the political process because this is really their future,” says Michelle. “So we’re always pushing, go to vote.com, making sure they go there, they’re registered and getting involved.”
Watch “Access Hollywood” Thursday, Sept. 20 and Friday, Sept. 21 for the full interview with the First Lady.