The two, who are close friends, embraced each other before taking the podium to talk to reporters about their hopes of persuading members of the International Olympic Committee to hold the Summer Games in Chicago -- the city that both Mrs. Obama and Oprah have called home. "We're not taking anything for granted," Michelle told the media. "So, I'm going to talk to some voters."
Winfrey chimed in, "I love this city, because this city has been so great to me and I know what this city has to offer. My message is really about my love for Chicago and the spirit that we know the games will bring... and the spirit that the people of Chicago will bring to the Games."
At the welcome dinner for supporters of Chicago's Olympic bid, Michelle told the crowd that she and her husband looked at the fight for the Games "like a campaign." The president is expected to join them in Copenhagen tomorrow.