Before President Obama fell in love with First Lady Michelle Obama he dated a few “other” girls, Alex McNear and Genevieve Cook. Through personal letters written by McNear, and a journal kept by Cook, we get another look at President Obama in his early years. I can tell you now, the affection he has for the FLOTUS is genuine, because the other girls were desperately searching for a deeper connection with the President, who often seemed kind, but distance and cold.
Friday, March 9, 1984
But I feel that you carefully filter everything in your mind and heart—legitimate, admirable, really—a strength, a necessity in terms of some kind of integrity. But there’s something also there of smoothed veneer, of guardedness … but I’m still left with this feeling of … a bit of a wall—the veil. Barack—still intrigues me, but so much going on beneath the surface, out of reach. Guarded, controlled.
But there was also a good side to the relationship… Writer David Maraniss in an article on Vanity Fair, tracks down President Obama’s ex- girlfriends for a new biography, Barack Obama: The Story. David Maraniss also promises to provide pictures of President Obama with ex-girlfriend Genevieve Cook when the book is released in June. Until then here are few excerpts: Continue Reading →