Michelle Obama at ECU …… look at those crowds

Reflector.com: First lady Michelle Obama electrified a crowd of 6,000 supporters on Wednesday with the message that every vote will count on Nov. 6.

Obama urged the audience in a 30-minute speech at Minges Coliseum to get family and friends to vote and to visit gottavote.com to register. Her visit was part of a campaign swing through Greenville and Durham.

β€œThis election will be even closer than the last one. It could all come down to what happens in a few key battleground states like North Carolina,” Obama said.

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to a crowd of over 6000 at Minges Coliseum on the East Carolina University campus, Sept 19

203 Responses to “Michelle Obama at ECU …… look at those crowds”

  1. 21 donna dem 4 obama
    September 20, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Love FLOTUS

  2. 27 hopefruit2
    September 20, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Looks like the “Let Detroit go Bankrupt” chickens are finally coming home to roost.

  3. September 20, 2012 at 10:51 am

  4. 29 amk for obama
    September 20, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Ah, I was just mixing g&t when chips sneaks in this.

    She is gorgeous, ain’t she ?

  5. 44 Soca Sweet
    September 20, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Hi Chips,

    Don’t know if you saw my response on the last thread. Thanks for the help. Did not find the segment on the link you provided. On the MSNBC website it is entitled ” Can Team Romney recover before the debates?’ the guests are Mark McKinnon and Johnathan Capehart. Thank You.

  6. 51 57andfemale
    September 20, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Mittens now has a secret plan to communicate to women and other undecideds. It involves doing campaign events and stuff.

    I can’t wait, can you?

    • 52 99ts
      September 20, 2012 at 11:12 am

      I look at the pictures of Michelle Obama – and the crowds – and the love – and I can’t help but think Mitt & Miss Ann would probably do better if they went on vacation for the next 6 weeks.

      • 53 57andfemale
        September 20, 2012 at 12:26 pm

        I, and I assume many others, would appreciate that wholeheartedly.

      • 54 anniebella
        September 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm

        99ts, remember what David Letterman said to POTUS about FLOTUS? He said he feel good when he is around FLOTUS. That she was smart, easy to talk too, down to earth. Imagine anyone saying that about that uppity snob Queen Ann

  7. 56 hopefruit2
    September 20, 2012 at 11:16 am

  8. 66 amk for obama
    September 20, 2012 at 11:20 am

  9. 67 hopefruit2
    September 20, 2012 at 11:27 am

  10. September 20, 2012 at 11:29 am


  11. 75 amk for obama
    September 20, 2012 at 11:34 am

  12. 76 donna dem 4 obama
    September 20, 2012 at 11:35 am

    If he moderates this like he does MTP πŸ™„

    • 77 sherijr
      September 20, 2012 at 12:11 pm

      David Gregory shouldn’t be allowed to ‘moderate’ anything… he is obviously repub bias. It’s like Candy Crowley set to moderate the Presidential debates.. makes me ill how preposterous it all is.

      • 78 xtine
        September 20, 2012 at 12:53 pm

        I can’t stomach both of them. Was not happy about them being anywhere near any debate.

      • 79 vcprezofan2
        September 20, 2012 at 1:02 pm

        I agree with you that Gregory, Crowley, Todd, Halperin etc shouldn’t be ‘moderating’ anything of such importance to the American people – meaning the daily news as well as debates.

  13. 80 Linda
    September 20, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Here is a short description of the reason behind this graphic from the New York Daily News:

    The name Sarah Palin comes up a lot as we discuss the Romney campaign, because John McCain picking her as his running mate four years ago was one more reason why McCain had no chance against Obama in the end.

    But the problem for Romney right now isn’t that he’s running with Sarah Palin. It’s that he’s BECOME Sarah Palin.


  14. September 20, 2012 at 11:37 am

    • 83 donna dem 4 obama
      September 20, 2012 at 11:49 am


    • 85 anniebella
      September 20, 2012 at 11:57 am

      Once again the Republicans showed that they are not concern about the middle class or poor. They are not concern about the veterans. Sure they are eager to send them to war, but take care of them when they come home from war. Oh no, they can’t do that. It might help that Obama guy.

    • September 20, 2012 at 11:48 am

      Since Mittens said in that video that The View would not be a could place for him to go because of the 4 “sharp tongued women,” The President and First Lady will be on The View on Tuesday. The show will be pre-taped on Monday. I love it! Mitt walked right into that. He is a coward and wimp, and we don’t need anybody like that as CIC.

      • 88 ewok2
        September 20, 2012 at 11:56 am

        He is just uncomfortable sitting in the same room with the other two ladies that’s all. Sherrie and Whoopie, does have sharp tongues you know.

      • 89 cookemom
        September 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm

        One thing they didn’t say about what Mitt said, was that he singled out Whoopi by name, who in the past had told him his respected him for his healthcare plan in Mass. I don’t know why The View felt it necessary to omit that part of his quote. He purposely singled her out and they should have let everyone know that he did so. They also didn’t say anything about her response to what he said. I wish they would have rallied around Whoopi in her absence, instead of just letting it stand.

        They did publicly ask Mitt and Ann to come on the show as well. I’m thinking they will almost have to go.

        • September 20, 2012 at 12:09 pm

          Yes cookemom well EH said she “spoke with the Romney campaign by phone” and they agreed to come on in October. I heard the quote about Whoopi on MSNBC, but as you say I don’t know why they omitted that yesterday. I was upset with how even Barbara Walters said that it was “true” that 47% of people do not pay taxes. I am glad PBO will be there to set the record straight. He puts EH in her place everytime but in a respectful manner.

          • 91 theo67
            September 20, 2012 at 2:32 pm

            The media has successfully spun Willard’s claim that the 47% who “don’t pay taxes” (including the military, who are legally exempted from paying taxes while earning combat pay putting their lives at risk on the battlefield) are comprised totally of those who support President Obama. Even if that entire statement were true (and it’s totally untrue) – would that mean that the 47% don’t deserve to be protected or have clean air or chances at education and jobs? Willard said that Obama supporters are those people who don’t pay taxes, and so he doesn’t care about them because they don’t care about themselves. Period.

            • 92 HZ
              September 21, 2012 at 2:00 am

              Plus theo67, the part that hit my heart so deeply was thinking about the military when Mitt said that. Can you imagine how the military in the field felt if they heard that coming from the man who wants to be their CIC? Really sad and cruel person, Mr. Romney. “Out of the heart, the mouth speaketh.”HZ

    • 93 anniebella
      September 20, 2012 at 12:44 pm

      In her interview with Access, FLOTUS said she told POTUS when she found out that the first debate was going to be on October the 3rd, she said at least they will be together.

      • 94 theo67
        September 20, 2012 at 2:35 pm

        That’s sad and sweet at the same time. I’m sure they never dreamed that in 20 years, they would be President and First Lady and engaged in a debate for the Presidency against a total loser – who is supported by 43% of the country!

  15. 95 amk for obama
    September 20, 2012 at 11:44 am

  16. 96 Soca Sweet
    September 20, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Hi Donna,

    What channel is Access Hollywood on? Thank You

  17. 98 hopefruit2
    September 20, 2012 at 11:49 am

    BOOM! Paul Ryan is not helping in his home state.

  18. 100 hopefruit2
    September 20, 2012 at 11:52 am

  19. 102 amk for obama
    September 20, 2012 at 11:52 am

    • 103 donna dem 4 obama
      September 20, 2012 at 11:55 am

      That is priceless my friend!!!

    • 105 4morefor44
      September 20, 2012 at 12:15 pm

      i never understood all the respect he gets. he’s collecting data that others gather, puts it through some formulas he comes up with, and people act like he’s nostradamus. don’t his predictions change daily as different polls come in? he’s supposed success rates are based on his reports the night before elections, right? the real skill is taking poll data, knowledge of human behavior, and experience with politics to be able to make predictions months or years in advance. what good does it do for him to be saying 75% chance today, and then a totally different percent a month from now and so on because different poll numbers come in? he and his famous “model” seem like a computerized windsock to me.

      • September 20, 2012 at 12:30 pm

        LOL “computerized windsock” . Yes, I think you got his “model” all figured out. The only thing I like him for is that he weighs the polls based on their bias and reliablity history so consistently accurate polling companies are given most weight. And his focus is on the electoral math versus the national polls (or at least it used to be – it seems this year he gives a lot of commentary on the national polling).

        • 107 4morefor44
          September 20, 2012 at 12:45 pm

          i don’t see how what does is a worthwhile predictor for anything more than a day or two in advance, since his predictions are changing everyday as the data changes each day.

  20. 108 hopefruit2
    September 20, 2012 at 11:54 am

    • 109 donna dem 4 obama
      September 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      And the Repubs were disputing that big poll yesterday as an outlier. Huh!! This is really good and the President is going there on Saturday to put the proverbial nail in the coffin. Yeah Baby!!!!

      • 110 4morefor44
        September 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm

        i think he’s going to help tammy baldwin mostly, and other downticket races. i expect president obama to visit boston in the near future to help elizabeth warren too.

  21. 115 Obama Grandmama
    September 20, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Good morning all! Got a fundraiser email saying USA Today said PBO’s convention bounce was gone with Gallop only one point apart. Seems I am seeing different polls right now. Hmmmmm…..
    I know we have to keep working regardless of what the polls say.

    • September 20, 2012 at 12:01 pm

      Check the swing state polls OG πŸ˜‰

    • 117 cookemom
      September 20, 2012 at 12:09 pm

      check the state polls, especially the swing states. PBO has never been behind in swing state polling. Mitt will have to get Rafalca to actually say he loves all that dancing and Seamus to show up and endorse him during the debates, in order to turn the tide.

  22. 118 amk for obama
    September 20, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Excellent. RT it TOD’ers.

  23. 122 hopefruit2
    September 20, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Tonight Elizabeth Warren debates Scott Brown!! Let’s all root for her tonight πŸ™‚

  24. 123 amk for obama
    September 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    • 124 57andfemale
      September 20, 2012 at 12:31 pm

      effing Lugar. he’s outa there in a few months and he couldn’t do one decent thing.

      McCain’s just fine with lining defense contractor pockets but has a big eff-you to the veterans. What a Class A Jerk.

  25. September 20, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Check your email, TODers. Grassroots fundraisers call with Jim Messina today. 4:30pm PST.

  26. 132 Linda
    September 20, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    The Mormon Candidate is on Current right now.

  27. 135 Soca Sweet
    September 20, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Thank you Donna. Found Access Hollywood at 7.30pm on NBC.

  28. September 20, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    GM all, hello Chips. Can you print in large election date: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6. I keep seeing Nov 7: in today AND past comments. We have to correct it because people read this blog and retain info from it. My kids tell me that a lot of teachers do not get it right. We must get D DAY right πŸ™‚

    • 138 vcprezofan2
      September 20, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      Hi, Kadijo, I think generally when people here mention Nov. 7 they are thinking ‘PARTY TIME’ the day, after because final election results might be late coming in on the 6th.

  29. September 20, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Morning, TODers!

    Well, my profuse apology from one of the 47% which I posted on TPV has been one of my most popular posts. (In Blogger’s dashboard, you can see how many page views your post has received.) And my tweet about the two shades of Mitt filled up my TL with some rather hilarious responses.

    I always had both an inkling and a hope that as the election season wore on, the GOP would become so assinine that eventually it would be subjected to the ridicule it deserves. This was before I was on Twitter. Now that I’m on social media, I’m seeing my hopes and suspicions come true. The MSM can be counted on to cover for Willard; we can be counted on to call out their bullshit and subject the GOP to the withering scorn it deserves.

  30. 141 hopefruit2
    September 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Oh I see…so now Upchuck is clarifying it’s just one excerpt specifically about the Middle East part..he tweeted as though it was the entire tape. The 47% part is the part most folks are concerned about and that wasn’t missing any context. Upchuck, Stop trying to deliberately blur and obscure facts to confuse people.

  31. 144 amk for obama
    September 20, 2012 at 12:21 pm

  32. 145 dotster3
    September 20, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Slightly OT πŸ™‚ but I couldn’t resist: Lifeguard Piggy saves drowning baby goat. Too good to be missed. Pigs are smarty pants.


  33. 147 Linda
    September 20, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    I just saw on the MSNBC crawl that LyinRyan went to Congress to give the Republicans a ” Pep ” talk….

    • September 20, 2012 at 12:31 pm

      What’s he gonna say? Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

    • 149 cookemom
      September 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm

      He needs to give the pep talk to Mitt. Afterall, he had to defend his 47% remark as being inarticulate, then to save himself he had to say in effect Miff used the wrong words. Accepting the VP nod may have been Ryan’s worst political decision yet. That’s right up there with sitting in the front row at PBO’s invitation while getting himself reamed a new one.

    • 150 theo67
      September 20, 2012 at 4:42 pm

      He’s accomplished two thing in his entire time in Congress – a post office and a thing for bows and arrows. What can he possibly advise to the other folks in Congress? It’s ridiculous!

  34. 151 Dakota
    September 20, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Greetings TOD Family!
    So much good news today! And our FLOTUS…absolutely amazing!

  35. 152 amk for obama
    September 20, 2012 at 12:30 pm

  36. September 20, 2012 at 12:31 pm

  37. September 20, 2012 at 12:45 pm

  38. 185 utaustinliberal
    September 20, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Michelle Obama on President Obama’s bromance with President Bill Clinton

    First Lady Michelle Obama recently sat down with “Access Hollywood” to talk about the upcoming presidential debates and her husband President Barack Obama’s bromance with President Bill Clinton.

    “I know that Barack stays in close communication with all the former presidents and Bill Clinton has been an important advisor, friend and supporter for a very long time, so I guess it was the public display of the bromance,” says Michelle, in reference to the embrace the men shared at the Democratic National Convention.

    Coming up for the Obamas during the 2012 presidential election are three televised debates between President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney.The first one, taking place Oct. 3 in Denver, Colo., happens to fall on the Obamas 20th anniversary.

    “All I said was at least we’ll be together,” jokes Michelle, after she found out the date for the debate. “I’m going to make him write it on his hand — ‘Love you honey’ so that when he waves, it makes I love you honey.”

    The First Lady also tells “Access” that one of the most important aspects of the election coming down the stretch is the youth vote.

    “Young people are always the key to many elections and I try to tell them it’s not just about this election, but its making young people – putting them in the habit of engaging in the political process because this is really their future,” says Michelle. “So we’re always pushing, go to vote.com, making sure they go there, they’re registered and getting involved.”

    Watch “Access Hollywood” Thursday, Sept. 20 and Friday, Sept. 21 for the full interview with the First Lady.


  39. September 20, 2012 at 12:49 pm

  40. 188 hopefruit2
    September 20, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    It’s a rare occasion when I actually agree with Howard Fineman.

  41. 189 amk for obama
    September 20, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    • 190 cookemom
      September 20, 2012 at 1:01 pm

      As someone said, “the GOP is the party of no taxes, but complain about 47% not paying any.”

      • 191 57andfemale
        September 20, 2012 at 1:08 pm

        Let’s also remember the Earned Income Tax Credit is the ONLY way welfare-to-work actually succeeds.

        It’s some high school graduate mom with a special needs kids working two jobs who is a ‘slacker’ because she gets an earned income tax credit and maybe some counseling and care for her kid? ALL of her meager salary goes right back into the economy.

        What kind of monsters ARE these people? And what kind of country has almost half of its voters voting for these guys?

        My gut feeling lately is that they have totally bailed on the U.S. They are using the Bain model: take what little is still viable and divvy up the spoils and go invest in the Chinese middle class, where there won’t be pesky environmental or labor laws. It’s despicable.

  42. 194 amk for obama
    September 20, 2012 at 12:56 pm

  43. September 20, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    The pro-President Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action is out with a polling memo on data that was taken ahead of the release of Mitt Romney’s secretly-recorded comments from a fundraiser about 47 percent of American, which suggest he already had a baseline issue with middle class voters.

    From the memo:

    Even before the release this week of Mitt Romney’s comments dismissing 47% of Americans as dependent and lacking in personal responsibility, voters already understood that Romney is badly out of touch with the reality of average people’s lives and that he can’t be trusted to look out for the interests of middle class Americans who work hard and play by the rules.Β  Recent polling conducted just this week by Global Strategy Group and Garin-Hart-Yang Research group on behalf of Priorities USA Action in the battleground states of Ohio and Iowa find that:

    Voters believe that President Obama is – by far – the candidate who will protect the middle class.Β  In both Ohio and Iowa, President Obama leads by significant double-digit margins as being the candidate who will do best β€œstanding up for the interests of the middle class” and β€œholding down taxes on the middle class.”  In addition, a recent CNN poll reinforced this finding – showing Obama with a 20-point lead nationally (57% to 37%) on being the candidate β€œin touch with the problems facing middle class Americans today.”

    The full memo is available here. But the point the group is highlighting is that Romney’s challenge isn’t just convincing people he can relate to their problems, but selling them on the policies as well. That is in part the result of a full-on definitional assault from Democrats over the last several months as an out-of-touch businessman whose policies would be harmful.

    Click to access 120920_priorities_memo_romney.pdf

    • September 20, 2012 at 1:03 pm

      “That is in part the result of a full-on definitional assault from Democrats over the last several months as an out-of-touch businessman whose policies would be harmful.”

      Obama has turned the Dems from toothless old housecats to sabre-toothed tigers.

  44. September 20, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Laugh or cry? Not sure.

  45. 200 PoliticalJunkessa
    September 20, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Okay. Michelle gets PRETTIER every day! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

  46. 202 Linda
    September 20, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    “Gosh, I’d love to bring in more legal immigrants that have skill … I’d like to staple a green card to every Ph.D. in the world and say, ‘Come to America, we want you here,'” Romney said at the May event. “Instead, we make it hard for people who get educated here or elsewhere to make this their home.”

    “Unless, of course, you have no skill or experience, in which case you’re welcome to cross the border and stay here for the rest of your life,” he said, to laughter from the audience. “It’s very strange.”


    From the Romney tape

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