First Lady Michele Obama appeared at the home of supporter Gwen Stefani this week in a fundraiser for her husband. Mrs. Obama, being one of the most popular figures in America today, has shown up in full force to help her husband in his bid for re-election.
Speaking to the crowd, the first lady used humor to make her point that President Obama needs their help to remain in power.
“Barack can’t do it alone. He’s not Spider-Man. He’s not a superhero. He’s a human, so we need your help,” she said.
She even went further to let the children know that they can help with the re-election bid as well.
“I am not just talking to the adults here today. I am talking to all the young people here as well. All of our young people, you might not be old enough to vote. You vote at school, I know, I met several young people who are going to be voting for my husband, who are 10 and under, we accept those votes,” she said.
The first lady let all of her supporters know that they too can feel empowered in the next election. After that fundraiser, the first lady was set to go to the home of Barry Meyer, chairman and CEO of Warner Brothers.
“This is not a spectator sport. Barack cannot do this alone,” the First Lady said. “That was never a promise.”
Michelle went into some of her husband’s achievements over the last four years, most notably health care reform.
“This election is also a choice about the health of our families. It’s about a choice about the health of all of these young people who are here today. And that’s why my husband worked so hard to pass historic health reform — something no other President has been able to do in the last 100 years.”
The speech also discussed some of the other achievements of the president, including the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act for women, and the immunity of 800,000 illegal immigrants who were brought to the US before the age of 16.
Earlier in the week, Mrs. Obama was on the Jay Leno Show as well. She and her husband are working to overcome a financial advantage of the Republicans, and appear to be doing a good job. The latest polls show that her husband has maintained a slight lead over his challenger, Mitt Romney.