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. Joseph

    What a no class act she is. Had to give up her law license or face insurance fraud.

    June 6, 2012 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  2. noslappz

    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."

    Whoa? Yeah, after borrowing $5 TRILLION, Obama pushed the country close to financial ruin, but he and his wife now believe it will take the passage of ObamaCare during a second term to finish the job.

    June 6, 2012 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  3. Joyo

    So nice to hear a women spew half truths, as she says "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. " how many days is that? he's been playing more golf and taking expensive vacations and flying all over the place trying to drum up business it's a wonder he gets anything done. But then again everything he's done has been a mess. I hate to see what he will do with four more years.

    June 6, 2012 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  4. TransitDave

    So, Mrs. Obama wants to finish what we started?

    You mean complete the destruction of America as we know it?

    June 6, 2012 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  5. Clark

    What they've started is the destruction of America. DO NOT LET THEM FINISH!

    June 6, 2012 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  6. giantnation

    "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?" Michelle Obama said....

    progress? Change ? "Everything we've fought for"? If they think this is good.. were all in trouble
    Vote Obama out he's the worst President we've ever had.

    June 6, 2012 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  7. ms

    what a disaster, and you want more?

    June 6, 2012 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  8. getoffamycloud

    Gardening? LOL,what a hoot. "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." We will definitely allow everything you marxist crooks slip away, the sooner the better. You're going back to Chicago or Kenya. Start packing and don't take nothing that doesn't belong to you.

    June 6, 2012 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  9. Cosmo

    I'm going to vote for Romney and finish off what [Obama] started. We can't take another four years of this nonsense.

    June 6, 2012 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  10. Dutra

    So many free vacations. So little time.

    June 6, 2012 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  11. rawheadrex

    The destruction of America!

    June 6, 2012 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  12. John

    Yeah, all Michelle's gardening knowledge in a book. Must be a pretty small book. Have her hands touched dirt since the photo op?

    June 6, 2012 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  13. HughGKnutts

    They have been off to a great start on destroying America. "Hard decisions?" Good grief! Yeah, it's real hard choosing where to vacation next, which golf course to play on next, what "thugs" to invite to the next WH party, which donors to give taxpayer money to for a kickback, deciding to spend two years on an unpopular socialist healthcare bill instead of investing time into getting the economy (which has no sign of recovery) and running up trillions in debt for democrat spending sprees.

    Yeah, let's have more of that...America doesn't have enough deadbeats already.

    June 6, 2012 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  14. GlarryB

    Michelle.... finishing what you started is what we're most afraid of !!

    June 6, 2012 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  15. Dan

    He makes hard decisions every single day........not including 90 golf outings, date night every week, most vacations of any president and with this record I know damn well he does not work weekends or overtime...

    June 6, 2012 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  16. Kristen McFarland

    The American people cannot afford the Obama's that opportunity to have them finish anything ...when you think about it, Saul Alinsky sucks...and so do his acolytes, the Obama's...Barack doesn't know protocol or even how to behave...he's crass & rude and our affirmative action president has been a bust..it really has been a shame that the first black president was such al lying fraudulent Chicago thug who didn't appreciate how quickly he made it up the ladder with not a single qualification...I'm ashamed America allowed themselves this poseur and his tacky wife the keys to the People's House...the media has been wrong about all of it..Bill Clinton said it best...the country needs both of these autocrats gone...

    June 6, 2012 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  17. BlueC

    Like the fruit on a tree, liberals will ignore anything that they do not directly see. They ignore the birds, the bees, the woodsman hacking at the tree!

    June 6, 2012 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  18. nomobama

    She wants to finish what they started -– destroying this country that she and her Marxist husband hate.

    June 6, 2012 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  19. ozymandias

    I think I prefer ending what Obama started.

    June 6, 2012 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  20. 12wlw12

    God willing, they wont get the chance to " finish what they started".

    June 6, 2012 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  21. ADM

    "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 in destroying America, or will we allow everything we've fought for to just slip away, and allow America to become a stong nation, once again?" she said.

    June 6, 2012 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  22. Riteaidbob

    Sorry lady...we do not want your Marxist husband to have one more day to destroy this nation. This is SOOOO incredibly pathetic! The biggest CON job ever and the Media is responsible for so much of the damage this guy has done to this nation.

    June 6, 2012 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  23. Noel

    the economy is not improving... jokers...... why do you need a massive QE if the economy is so good?

    June 6, 2012 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  24. Debra

    hahahaha, don't make me laugh so hard, it hurts.....Obama, a leader????? here I go again, hahahahaha stop, stop your killing me.......Dear God we don't need 4 more years of these dimwits!

    June 6, 2012 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  25. Sig Mossburg

    So you put us into the toilet after the first 4 years...

    Are you saying you want to flush and keep flushing during the next 4 years??!!!

    One term was more then you deserved, start packing your stuff now...

    June 6, 2012 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
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