Michelle Obama fires up crowd in Philly
June 6th, 2012
06:55 PM ET
3 years ago

Michelle Obama fires up crowd in Philly

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama rallied supporters in this must-win state Wednesday, imploring the energetic crowd to help give her husband a "chance to finish what we started."

Touting the passage of health care reform, the improving economy and the withdrawal of troops in Iraq as examples or her husband's achievements in office, Obama told the crowd to " make sure that people know that all of this - and so much more - is at stake this November."

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"And in the end, it all boils down to one simple question: Will we continue the change we've begun and the progress we've made, or will we allow everything we've fought for to just slip away?" she said.

Predicting a close race, Obama told the crowd her husband "can't do this alone."

But, she argued, the president has demonstrated that he will fight for his beliefs.

"When we need a leader to make the hard decisions to keep this country moving forward, you know you can count on my husband, your president, because that is what he has been doing every single day in the Oval Office as President of the United States. "

The first lady – fresh off a publicity tour to promote her new book on gardening – will continue campaigning for her husband Thursday with a rally in Virginia and a private fundraiser in Washington, DC.

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Filed under: 2012 • Michelle Obama • Pennsylvania • President Obama
soundoff (271 Responses)
  1. ss.thewizard@gmail.com

    What would that be – the total destruction of America?

    June 6, 2012 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  2. Pounce Kitty

    OMG! The chance to finish what they started? WE CAN'T AFFORD IT !!! The chance to finish the destruction these Obamas have wrought is something every sane citizen should reject.

    June 6, 2012 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  3. Yvette

    I'm sure there are many more vacations she needs to finish

    June 6, 2012 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  4. Tracy W

    Blah blah blah... you just want 4 more years of vacations on the taxpayers dime.

    June 6, 2012 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  5. wibbys1

    yes, lets finish tearing this place to crap and gone, it's not qquite there yet

    June 6, 2012 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    PHONY BALONY all thge way!!!

    June 6, 2012 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  7. Maveth

    "chance to finish what we started."

    What, finish destroying what little is left of this country?

    I'm sure you'd love to.

    June 6, 2012 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  8. Alan K. Whitney

    Oh. They want to finish what they started...

    Right. The Country isn't quite dead yet.

    June 6, 2012 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  9. RooRoo

    Just what we need.....four more years of these two incompetent elites!!

    June 6, 2012 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  10. Andrew Musaelian

    Oh Right Ms. O: Finish the damage that you caused. Give it up. Wisconsin gave you a clue last nite. More of the same is coming in November. Start looking for good deals from U-Haul. Target has boxes 12 for $35.00. Get them while they last. Use the gov't credit card before the PEOPLE revoke it.

    June 6, 2012 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  11. JGP

    " I will be so proud" when the country votes out the Socialist.

    June 6, 2012 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  12. freedomfan

    "Give her husband a 'chance to finish what we started'."

    Fat chance.

    June 6, 2012 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  13. Michael Morgan

    Please just go away...you've done enough already...It's going to take years to recover from your mess

    June 6, 2012 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  14. DefendThyself.com

    We don't want or need your stinking change. This country did very well for over 200 years, and you socialists are hell bent on destroying it. Capitalism has worked just fine, and socialism has failed all who embrace it.

    June 6, 2012 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  15. reality

    I don't think anyone wants him to finish what he started. If they promised the opposite, then I think he might have a shot.

    June 6, 2012 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  16. ArthurVandalay

    "When we need a leader to make the hard decisions.." we choose Republicans.
    Obama is a leader who makes thousand mile trips to golf and fundraise on the taxpayers' dime. Next time we need that kind of 'leader' we'll be sure to call.

    June 6, 2012 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  17. Ray

    Start Packing YOU ARE HISTORY!!!!

    June 6, 2012 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  18. Fred

    No thank you!! You and your husband have done enough to wreck our economy and we can't let you "finish what we've started" or else there will be no country left!

    Props to scott Walker for staring these psycho-liberals down and winning huge!!

    June 6, 2012 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  19. victor

    "you know you can count on my husband, your president, because that is what he has been doing every single day in the Oval Office as President of the United States. "

    HE SPENDS MOST OF HIS DAYS FUNDRAISING – AND USING GOVT RESOURCES FOR THE FUNDRAISING

    June 6, 2012 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  20. jd smith

    He has been a leader every single day, leading this country to destruction!!!

    June 6, 2012 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  21. Buzz

    "because that is what he has been doing every single day in the Oval Office as President of the United States. "

    You mean the ten whole days he may have spent in the Oval Office since he has been in office? The rest of the time he has been on vacation, playing golf or traveling around the country on the taxpayer's dime raising campaign money. Does he even know where the Oval Office is?

    "I voted for Obama to prove I was not a racist. Now I wonder who I can vote for to prove I am not an idiot."...unknown

    "To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist Professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets."...Marxist Obamba

    "When classmates in college asked me just what a community organizer did, I couldn't answer them directly. Instead ,I'd pronounce the need for change."...Obamba

    "I blew a few smoke rings, remembering those years. Pot had helped,and booze;maybe a little blow when you could afford it."...Obamba

    June 6, 2012 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  22. Alex

    "Give her husband a "chance to finish what we started."... I certainly hope not!

    June 6, 2012 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  23. Bob A

    Thats what Americans who love their country are afraid of you evil socialist racist.

    June 6, 2012 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  24. Myron Frye

    you mean finish off destroying the very fabric in which our country was founded. Midge wake up this election is not even going to be close, Rommney wins big at least 7 point spread!! Barry is finished!!

    June 6, 2012 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  25. kitty hogan

    OMG, shut this loud mouth angry woman up!!!!! Her hubby has done nothing but burded our kids and grandkids with a huge debt while he plays golf, basketball and attends $40,000 a ticket fund raisers. He HAS to be voted out in the fall.

    June 6, 2012 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
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