A new book, “Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama,” by David Garrow, reveals that former president Barack Obama proposed to a woman before Michelle. Now before we all get worked up, lets all think this through. As much as we want to believe that Barack and Michelle Obama have only ever been with each other, we have to acknowledge they each had a life before they met each other. According to the book, Obama asked Sheila Miyoshi Jager, to marry him twice. She turned him down both times. She’s currently a professor at Oberlin College. More here. Here she is speaking at a lecture. Not about this though.