The Real Vote

Michelle Obama Wins Cookie Contest

The presidential election may be more than a month away but the results for the only contest that matters are already in. Michelle Obama won this year's First Lady Cookie Bake-Off, redeeming herself after losing the Family Circle magazine's battle to Cindy McCain in 2008. Michelle's white- and dark-chocolate chip cookies took 51.5 percent of the votes, while 48.5 percent went to Ann Romney's M&M cookies. The winner's husband has predicted the win in the past four out of five presidential elections—the only exception being the Obama–McCain battle in which winner Cindy was actually accused of cheating.