New York's first lady, Michelle Paterson said it was wrong for President Obama to meddle in a local election and interfere with her husband's reelection campaign:
"I have never heard of a president asking a sitting governor not to run for reelection," Michelle Paterson told NBC New York in a recent interview. "I thought it was very unusual and very unfair."
Shortly after the Iranian Presidential election, President Obama issued a statement saying he wouldn't meddle in the Iranian elections.
"It is not productive...," he said, "to be seen as meddling - the U.S. president meddling - in Iranian elections."