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Bette Browne: How First Lady plans to follow the Senate trail blazed by Hillary Clinton

Bette Browne

Published 19/06/2013 | 17:00

US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle wave to the crowd in the Waterfront Hall in Belfast
US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle wave to the crowd in the Waterfront Hall in Belfast

MICHELLE Obama dazzled Dublin with her grace and charm, and almost outshone her husband in Belfast with her eloquence, sounding every inch the professional politician. And that is exactly what could be on the cards for her.

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The talk in Washington is that she is a politician-in-waiting with her eyes on a particular seat.

"She (Michelle) is only waiting for the right time," a Washington political insider told me. And 2016 would fit that bill.

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