NewsNation | September 04, 2012
>>> all eyes will be on the first lady tonight as she tells why the president deserves four more years. the first lady gave a preview of the speech with sirius xm radio talk show host joe madison . he joins us from charlotte. thanks for your time. what is your impression of the first lady as she looks ahead to the speech?
>> i was quite impressed with the conversation, you know within one of the first questions i asked her is that fur years ago she had to introduce herself and then candidate obama. how would she do it this time because almost everything has been said or written about them that there is to be said or written. and you've heard her response. she has a very unique position in that she sees the human side of the presidency. and i think that's what she really explained. and i tell you what else impressed me, was this concern she has for military families. that came across and then the final thing we found out and we were kind of joking, was that she likes beer. and particularly dark beer . because i teased her about the fact that, you know, the white house is brewing beer now from the honey. so very, you know, that common touch really is what impressed me to, you know, to have a first lady talking about yb yeah, i like to drink beer with a pizza and barbecue. that's what i got out of it.
>> did she discuss at all the importance of really winning over the female voters out there?
>> you know, we didn't get into that part of the discussion. she really talked about, in that case, families and the economy. and how important the economy is to families. and then how she came about being concerned about military families. now joe biden of course has a son that is serving in afghanistan. and she says she really learned about that concern because she didn't know much about it, but she learned when she was traveling four years ago, campaigning and saw how proud these families were. and how much they needed and that's how much she came to becoming committed.
>> joe madison , thank you so much for joining us. congratulations with your interview with the first lady right before her big speech tonight. thank you.