Michelle Obama joins the Twitterverse
January 12th, 2012
11:31 AM ET

Michelle Obama joins the Twitterverse

First Lady Michelle Obama has officially joined the millions of people around the world who tweet.

Her handle, @MichelleObama, will be managed day-to-day by the Obama 2012 campaign and like her husband's account most of her tweets will be generated by the campaign staff. The tweets she personally sends will be signed with a "-mo" at the end.

Her inaugural tweet: "We're excited today to launch @michelleobama as a new way for you to connect with First Lady Michelle Obama and the President's campaign."

So far the first lady hasn't officially shared any personal updates but within hours of its creation, the @MichelleObama handle had close to 65,000 followers. Since its creation, President Obama's account has sent out more than 2,500 tweets to its 11 million followers though only a handful of them have been from the president himself.

Topics: Michelle Obama • The Buzz • Twitter

soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. patNY

    since when does the first lady have a lazy eye?

    January 12, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
  2. Gurgi

    Oh boy, more ways to hear from the "angry black woman."

    January 12, 2012 at 1:07 pm |
    • od

      you are just upset that a black woman is in the WH. she is smart n get over it. whether you like it or not, she is the country first lady and that will be in history forever

      January 12, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
      • jerry

        smart? Ok who paid for her education? She came from the south side of chicago and her parents were not big earners...yet her and her brother had Ivy league educations...could it be the taxpayer footed the bill... I wonder how many white kids got this type of treatment? ButI do remember mrs obama was ashamed of America up until her husband got the big job and pay increase! hummmm.

        January 12, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
      • ohreally

        So Jerry, you think you paid for Michelle Obama's education? Now that's just sad.

        January 12, 2012 at 6:04 pm |
      • jean2009

        @geraldine She was smart enough and worked hard enough to have received a scholarship to Princeton.
        Remembering that era of history plus knowing a little about the college admissions selection process, and how scholarships are awarded, you can bet she was not only deserving but had impeccable grades.

        January 13, 2012 at 12:04 pm |
    • Ms. White

      you wish you had one

      January 12, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
    • geraldjones

      Michelle is angry that people thinks she is angry....She needs another million dollar vacation from the tax payers.

      January 13, 2012 at 1:50 am |
    • Chance


      January 13, 2012 at 1:28 pm |
  3. Gurgi

    Almost anyone would do a better job in the position of President than Obama, probably even diridi. 4 more years of Obama's policies and we'll be Greece the 2nd. Where some are actually giving away their children because they cannot afford to take care of them. Per the global post . com, and the big wobble, among others. Come on people, put down the Obama drink and wake up, look around, see where the same/similar policies have taken western europe. That is our future if Obama is left in office.

    January 12, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
    • Ms. White

      i guess the path from 2001 to 2008 were the best path forward to the future...you are an idiot.

      January 12, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
      • jerry R

        no mrs white...are you an andy single black woman?

        January 12, 2012 at 4:37 pm |
    • geraldjones

      I was recently at the whitehouse for a budget meeting and barak obama came up to me and introduced himself. The thing I will always remember is that his breath smelled like Joe Biden's nutsack.

      January 13, 2012 at 1:52 am |
    • Trace

      Its relatively easy to tell which posts are from a typical GOP/Tea Potty Troll

      Blames the president who takes over a disaster of an economy, when on day one the country is losing 750K jobs per month = FAUX Non-News watcher

      Doesn't realize that raising the debt ceiling has been a common practice since the inception of the Fed in the late 1930's, but blames President Obama for trying to make good on paying the debts created by the previous administration...AS APPROVED BY CONGRESS = absent the ability to think logically

      and the all time winner....it's an election year, and every president since prior to reconstruction has campaigned for another term = ...Pathetically clueless

      believes any of the lies, hypocrisy and utter contempt for common sense as presented by this installment of the Clown parade AKA this year's GOP presidential hopefuls = CLASSIC

      January 13, 2012 at 2:07 am |
  4. Peg - Az

    This will be nice I suppose, if there is one thing that really stands out about Michelle, it is that she has great ideas and great things to say.

    January 12, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
    • geraldjones

      is this a joke? I think it is funny that anyone would like her. She is ashamed of America, she spends taxpayer money like a meth addict during a bender..and she is always angry.

      January 13, 2012 at 1:54 am |
  5. Gurgi

    No eyebrows?? The penciling is so obvious.

    January 12, 2012 at 1:35 pm |
    • jean2009

      People can live without eyebrows...you seem to be doing fine with no brain.

      January 12, 2012 at 3:27 pm |
      • Ms. White

        thank you...no sunshine from being locked up in his momma's basemnet

        January 12, 2012 at 4:14 pm |
    • SHEILA

      i agree w/ u – on 1 thing – yes the penciling is a good thing – but she doesn't know HOW to pencil it in.

      January 12, 2012 at 6:47 pm |
  6. Joan

    Since CNN seems to be playing up the new book on the Obamas and has an interview tonight with the author, some things need to be answered. Usually there are ulterior motives when books such as these are published during an election year. She should be asked her party affiliation, who were her sources (not anonymous ones), when and where she interviewed them and what has been her personal association with the Obamas and the administration.
    Already some of the juicy lines have been picked up by the rabid right wing bloggers. Everything should be fact checked and the author needs to be accountable for everything she said. She should not mind doing that is it is true, should she?

    January 12, 2012 at 1:35 pm |
    • jean2009

      Does everyone remember Nancy Reagan and Kitty Kelley....Kantor just another political journalist trying to make a buck.

      January 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
  7. Jerry

    The "angry Black woman" strikes again! As if we did not have enough of in your face with Mr. O.

    Anyway, just like her White House vegetable garden, probably one of her 34+ assistants/aides will do the posting/updating for her while she gallivants all over the world.

    Hey, it's only taxpayer funds...what the h....

    January 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm |
    • jean2009

      @jerry it seems you are not only racist but ignorant.

      January 12, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
      • geraldjones

        Yeah, if you don't like Michelle then you must be a racist right? haha...

        January 13, 2012 at 1:55 am |
      • jean2009

        I think you nailed it Geraldine, with jerry that is pretty much the case...so if the shoe fits you both can wear it.

        January 13, 2012 at 11:51 am |
    • Ms. White

      Compared to the "no thoughts, opinions or ideas" from past FLOTUS…As you were thinking real hard, you came up with the no thoughts, opinions or ideas to inspire your wife, girlfriend and/or daughters how to live their lives. AS the LOTUS she is entitled to the lifestyle as past and future FLOTUS....Now more on to a progressive future of the 21st century and leave the 40s,50, 60 and 70s were they are ...in the past

      January 12, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
  8. Jerry

    Joan and others, PLEASE grow up! You folks are asking of this author what no one has ever asked when a negative article/book is published about Republicans. Are you trying to hold this author to higher standards because of your obvious political leanings? You should know by know that journalistic objectivity has been death for some time.

    Still have doubts? Simply read up on some of the articles that CNN reporters/anchor people publish about the Republican Party.

    Joan, just asking? Also, it may be somewhat of a surprise for you folks to know that I am a life-long Democrat.

    January 12, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
    • jerry R

      the obamas have had to craft their imagine very carefully...they don't want the American people to know THEY are racist and they are anti-American. Barack from a mother who admitted she was a Marxist and divorced her Indonesian muslim husband because he would not support her radical political views and a father who well...a real piece of work. Michelle from chicagos south side(black power epicenter) who's father was a democratic operative... Not people who MOST Americans would identify... So now she twitters...ahuh. She is in full damage control!

      January 12, 2012 at 4:26 pm |
  9. Gurgi

    Yes, yes, republicans fighting republicans with many smitings and bitings.

    January 12, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
  10. edmundburkeson

    How do you lisp in Twitter?

    January 12, 2012 at 5:14 pm |
  11. gavinsox

    why bother. you'll just be tweeting some junior staffer.

    January 12, 2012 at 7:53 pm |
  12. Andrew Friet

    Wait for it...........................................
    WHO REALLY CARES? She doesn't do it. Some junior staffer does it

    January 13, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
    • Dilip

      Riggs Family, This breaks my heart, i can't get Abby off my mind, day and night, i can't giimane what you both feel like. I am crying out to God for healing on Abby's behalf, i know He is in control of it all. My faith is in Jesus, i am a believer that He will take care of Abby in His own way. Please give that little sweet one a hug and kiss for me, she is so adorable. May God bless you and your husband as you face each minute of this journey with Abby, and give you the comfort and strength to face each day. It really shows us that when we complain (and i do) about not feeling good, we don't have a clue how blessed we are with good health even though there might be small problems and pain, then to see a child going through this...it has opened my eyes a lot, i even feel ashamed that i have grumbled about small stuff, but now everytime i have an ache, i think of Dear Sweet Abby. May God keep you all in His loving arms. A Grandmother of a China sweetheart

      March 2, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
  13. Steve

    Those not her's will be followed by a "-less".

    January 13, 2012 at 3:08 pm |