After the famous comment about how she is "proud of her country for the first time in her adult lifetime", she retreated from the scene, only making occasional appearances during the presidential campaign and then going home to 'portray' herself as Earth Mother. She now feels like time has made people forget and she has decided to have a bigger role, a la Hillary Clinton, in her husband's presidency in 2010, but elephants have very long memories. Maybe they have plans for her to win some future election at some future time.
They seemed pretty confident, judging by their attire, that they would win on election night, but 'who' picked the black widow spider outfit for Michelle to wear? And, who would have guessed it would become typical of the "Oops, I didn't know that", after the fact, Obama administration's ability to make decisions.
Mrs. Obama...we'd like you to take your kind of hope and change back with you and allow 'The People' to instruct their representatives on how we would like to be represented....not you and your husband!