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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The question people need to ask themselves is are WE better off now than we were four years ago? The question should never be "YOU". We were a country in turmoil when the president took over. No respect, no jobs, no hope, no savings, NOTHING and our president deserves a lot of credit for helping us get back to where we used to be before the Great Recession. The truth is there will ALWAYS be a segment in society who will be poor and Christ has already made us aware of that so the question is are WE better off than we were four years ago and by all honest accounts we are.
Obama 2012 for a continued path forward.
Really? He can't do this alone? But, I thought he was all that and a bucket of chicken
Amazing how the First Lady is parroting Scott Walker's theme of making the difficult decisions. Here's to hoping that come November, you will "just slip away."
give her husband a "chance to finish what we started."
Is she referring to bankrupting the country, dividing the races or handing the Middle East to the Muslim Brotherhood?
Thanks for the offer but I'll have to pass.
During Obama's 3.6 years in office, he has spent more money than all of the previous American Presidents COMBINED. When he ran out of cash on hand, he dug into the back pockets of Americans yet to born, and indebted generations of future Americans. Today, every man, woman, and Child in America each owe $147,000 in debt that Obama has spent, and for what? Where are the "Shovel Ready Jobs" and the rebuilt infrastructure that he promised us? Other then reimburse the rich useful idiots that contributed to his campaigns, what in God's name did he do with the 15 trillion dollars he has absconded with? Did you benefit from his "Stimulus"? plan? Do you have a better job job now then you had before he plopped his huge, goofy feet on our priceless desk in the Oval Office? Do you have a job at all, or are you surviving by using on his generously supplied EBT card? Now, his bare armed angry wife wants us to give them a "chance to finish what we started." Whats left to finish? Fill the hole that he through us in with dirt? Is THAT the "Shovel Ready Job" he promised us?
Well I'll be.
America CANNOT afford Michelle Antoinette, let alone the movement down the road toward state socialism. BO must go!
Perhaps Michelle needs to relocate to either So Chicago or Kenya with her Spineless Consort to " FINISH THE JOB" of ruining the USA...
No thanks. Dont let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya.
Finish what you started...??? This must be a joke.
She better be praying that someone can "fix" what they started...
"because that is what he has been doing every single day on the golf course... I mean in the Oval Office as President of the United States. "
Actually I'm kind of hoping he can't finish what he's started ... I'm pretty sure the country won't survive it.
Finish what we started? Is the country not in enough ruin? High unemployment; record debt; poor credit rating; no longer that shining city on the hill; I guess she wants to grind the country into dust
You are insane woman. We must end the nightmare train wreck that you are. Pack your bags and leave our country and please, I am sure that there are tens of millions who don't want you to ever return!
I'm terrified of him finishing what he started. I will not recognize this country any more! If this is where she wants the country to go, then I'll go the other way ALL the way
The enormous failure, the childish lies, the phony blame, the blatant amateurishness, will be written about and chiseled into the Pyramids. The Obama regime was the worst time in the history of the USA.
Mam...that's what the country is afraid will happen...he'll finish what he started.
Let's finish what they started.....and elect Romney......enough of the Obamanation.
I am hesitant to finish national suicide.
Other opinions obviously vary.
And therein lies the problem. Obama will fight for 'his beliefs' and NOT what's best for the country. Thanks, but no thanks.
It is all about the economy and it is flat lining while Obama Care is on a death watch. Not much of a track record. Please wake up.
This woman and her fascists husband are a disgrace to America and the Office of the President. Send them back to Chicago and under the rock the crawled out from under. Vote for Mitt vote for a strong America. Not a weak America that bows down to Islam.
This community organizer has done enough damage and now he wants four more years to seal the deal.
Over my dead body.
So he can finish destroying the country, No way. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. Sayonara, see ya would'nt want to be ya, adios .
What are they trying to finish? The failure of America as we know it?