1. I think she was quite successful and convincing in describing him
The picture she painted of him is something we all see all the time. I can easily picture him doing the things she says he does in private. I believe he does read ten letters a night. And their body language is evidence that they're quite comfortable with each other, just like one would expect a couple to be who have a great deal of love and respect for each other and who like who each other as friends. They hold hands and lean into each other when they're having a private moment and they adore the girls.
And I think the Republicans hate them for it. Because the Obama's live their family values, while the Republicans merely spout theirs.