Hillary Clinton just tapped
Republican speechwriter First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama to be the star of her latest national ad.
"Our children watch everything we do, and the person we elect as president as the power to shape their lives for years to come," the First Lady says directly to the camera. "Hillary has spent her entire career bringing folks together on behalf of our kids, because she believes every child deserves a chance to succeed."
Playing to the former First Lady's image as an advocate for children's health and well-being, the ad features several images of Hillary Clinton with children and babies.
"Hillary will be a president our kids can look up to," Obama says, in conclusion. "A president who believes in our kids and will fight for them every day. That's why I believe in her."
According to Gallup, Michelle Obama currently enjoys the highest favorability rating of any contemporary Democratic Party political figure; about two-thirds of Americans hold a positive view of her. Potential first spouses Bill Clinton and Melania Trump have favorability ratings of just 49 and 38 percent, respectively.
Reports suggest that the relationship between Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama has been rocky, since the 2008 primary campaign between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
In her book "First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies," best-selling author Kate Andersen Brower wrote that Michelle Obama was personally offended when Clinton mocked her husband's campaign slogan, "hope and change." According to Brower, the "hurt feelings and resentment" lasted into Clinton's time as Secretary of State in Obama's cabinet.
Now they appear to have patched things up—just in time for the 2016 election. Michelle Obama has recently hit the campaign trail, touring the nation's college campuses to encourage young voters to turn out for Clinton in November. Later today, she will be addressing a crowd at the University of Pittsburgh, in the crucial swing state of Pennsylvania.