Michelle Obama made a remarkable claim when talking up her husband, President Barack Obama, at a campaign event earlier today in Nashville, Tennessee.
"I am so in," Michelle Obama said toward the end of her remarks. "I am going to be working so hard. We have an amazing story to tell. This president has brought us out of the dark and into the light."
The crowd of nearly 450 folks applauded as the first lady likened her husband to a Jesus-like figure.
In the book of Matthew, we read, "the people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up." (Matthew 4:16) The phrase is used to describe the words Jesus preached.
In Micah, light, however, is a reference to God's words. "Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD will be a light to me," it says in Micah 7:8.
Either way, in religious terms, light is used to denote the true path, presented either by God or a savior. Or by Barack Obama.
[Or, Shorter Michelle: If God had a son he'd look like Barack.]
Oh, relax. Does anyone think Jeremiah Wright has a Bible handy?
Michelle is a mom who has seen the Wizard of Oz with her kids one too many times (I know the feeling!). A blind man could see or a deaf man hear that she was comparing Barack to Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, who got Dorothy and her crew to the Emerald City with a well-timed snowfall:
You're out of the woods, You're out of the dark, You're out of the night.
Step into the sun, Step into the light.
Keep straight ahead for the most glorious place
On the Face of the Earth or the sky.
Hold onto your breath, Hold onto your heart, Hold onto your hope.
March up to the gate and bid it open.
My goodness. Hold onto your hope and wait for Michelle to click the heels of her ruby slippers.
PLOT TWIST: Whaat? With a Man Bites Dog plot twist was Michelle trying to hint that Barack ate Toto?