Michelle Obama's Darker Shade Of Skin: Whoopi Weighs InAnna12/13/07 1:00pmFiled to: great mindsBarack ObamaClipsmichelle obamaThe ViewTopWonketteRacerace in americaskin colorWhoopi Goldberg1242EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Imagine my surprise when, during The View's "Hot Topics" segment this morning, moderator Whoopi Goldberg confessed that she was woken up during the night by a "strange thought" regarding Michelle Obama. "It was a thought that had never occurred to me," she began. "Barack Obama is one of the few men that we have seen who is a black man who has a very, very dark-skinned wife. She's very dark-skinned for normally what you see. And I wondered to myself, would he be electable if he had a white wife?" Yeah, not exactly what I said yesterday, but close! Maybe even inspired? Clip — in which hottie Harold Ford also gets a shoutout — above.