You know, I would feel better if at least Michelle had said it with a smirk and a dastardly laugh - "Oh - and thanks for your unwavering commitment to helping my husband and I turn the United States into a socialist paradise. We couldn't have done it - snort! - without you...BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...."
But she's completely sincere in her gratitude. Video at Real Clear Politics, transcript below:
CNN reporter: "How's the family ready for this [the election]? It's going to be quite vicious, isn't it? How do you prepare for that?"
First Lady Michelle Obama: "You know, it's … we're ready, you know. Our children, you know, could care less about what we're doing. We work hard to do that. Fortunately we have help from the media. I have to say this: I'm very grateful for the support and kindness that we've gotten. People have respected their privacy and in that way, I think, you know, no matter what people may feel about my husband's policies or what have you, they care about children and that's been good to see."
Don't worry, Michelle, they love your husband's policies, so they'll give you and your family all the help and support you need. After all, it's going to be a "vicious" campaign, and even though the hate will primarily be emanating from your side, the folks at CNN and elsewhere will protect you from any blowback, and launch a few counter-offensives on your behalf as well...