After three years in the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama has decided to join Twitter.

Thursday, the First Lady’s office announced that Mrs. Obama will be taking to the tweets this year as she gears up to help her husband win reelection this November.

“We’re excited today to launch @michelleobama as a new way for you to connect with First Lady Michelle Obama and the President’s campaign,” her account read.

Although Mrs. Obama just signed up today, she already has close to 140,000 followers, and despite following five people, she won’t be solely in charge of her tweets. While Mrs. Obama may pop on from time to time (she’ll sign her tweets with her initials), her account will be handled by her staff.

But the First Lady did have a few words for her followers today: “Hi, everyone, and thanks for the warm welcome. Look forward to staying in touch with you here. -mo”

What do you think about Mrs. Obama joining Twitter? Is it a good move? 

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  • pink

    I’m definitely a Michelle fan…..but I think she should stay away from twitter. It’s just going to be another outlet for people to complain about her every move.

  • LurkerG

    As long as she doesn’t let it personally affect her like some celebs do. Just use it as a sounding board for her charities and such. Keep it legit. Like a newsletter or something.

  • She is using twitter to PROMOTE the Obama brand. It definitely is a good business move. Welcome, First Lady!