Michelle Obama says it’s the president’s job to plan Valentine’s Day

“He always has to plan Valentine’s. That’s his job,” Obama told Access Hollywood. “I think there may be a date night. There’s something scheduled. It’s hard for him to pull off the big surprise when you’ve got a motorcade and police escorts and all that stuff.”

{mosads}Obama told The Associated Press last year that her husband never forgets important dates like birthdays and anniversaries, and tends to be “very romantic.” She told the entertainment news show that she is “blessed to have a husband who is very attentive” when it comes to his family’s needs.

“He is a busy man, but when it comes to family, there’s nothing more important and if there’s ever something that I need from him, or the girls need from him, he stops on a dime, because it’s his way of staying sane as well,” she said.

In past years, the Obamas have spent Valentine’s Day in Chicago or Camp David, but the first lady told “Regis and Kelly” last year that she and her husband “don’t make a big deal out of Valentine’s Day.”

Asked by Access Hollywood host Billy Bush if her husband might just serenade her this year with Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” a song the first lady has said he loves to sing, Obama said her husband could pull off more than the first lines he recently belted out at a fundraiser.

“Oh yeah,” she said. “He’s smooth.”

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