Obama Campaign Brings Out the Big Guns: Beyoncé

Pop star reads letter praising Michelle Obama in new Obama campaign ad.


The better half of hip hop's greatest power couple is bringing her star power to the Obama campaign. In an ad released by the campaign, Beyoncé reads a letter she wrote about first lady Michelle Obama posted to her blog in April. The new mom writes,

"Michelle is the ultimate example of a truly strong African American women. She is a caring mother, she is a loving wife, while at the same time, she is the first lady!"

Beyoncé goes on to praise Obama for how she has raised her family, "while also looking out for so many millions in so many ways." Spliced with Beyoncé's reading of the letter are clips of the first lady hugging her children, dancing with her husband, and gardening.

"Michelle, thank you so much for every single thing that you do for us—I am proud to have my daughter grow up in a world where she has people like you to look up to," the letter concludes.

[See pictures of Michelle Obama.]

Beyoncé is the latest in a string of Hollywood celebrities to come out in support of the Obamas. Earlier in the summer, Vogue editor Anna Wintour— who inspired the film The Devil Wears Prada—filmed an ad pegged to a fundraiser she hosted at Sarah Jessica Parker's house, which quickly drew the mockery of Republicans.

While Beyoncé does "Run the World" and is "Irreplaceable" on the music charts, in this "Countdown" to the election, voters may be not be as "Crazy in Love" with the first family. Depending on who you ask, a second Obama term may be a "Sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare," but Beyoncé is unlikely to be the last celebrity to ask voters to "Put a Ring on It."

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