Michelle Obama described a roundtable here the other day as "our version of The View," then proceeded to play moderator and questioner on a serious, political version of the ABC chatfest.
Stump speeches and get-out-the-vote rallies are so yesterday. This summer, the primaries finally over, Obama is filling in her schedule with events that underscore her roles as girlfriend and working mom.
Some recent activities -- the roundtable, an appearance on The View, a speech to an advocacy group for children and families -- are similar to what she's been doing for months. But there are more events like that now, since the schedule has loosened up. And they're getting more attention now that her husband, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, is the presumptive Democratic nominee.