The adoring crowds are gone. Mr. Hope and Change turned out to be a dope, deranged. Barak Obama can’t deliver on jobs and he can’t deliver his lines. His poll numbers would depress the most optimistic politician. Obama is “used up.“.
Who can save Obama? Who can energize lifeless Democrats? Enter the First Lady, Michele Obama:
The first lady always ends her speeches to Democratic donors with two questions: “Are you in? Are you fired up?”
It’s a call to arms that the Obama campaign needs more than ever this election, when the combination of a weak economy and dampened enthusiasm for the president are creating a tougher climate for raising money.
Since mid-May, the first lady has headlined more than a dozen fundraisers for her husband and the Democratic Party, at sites from Burlington, Vt., to Berkeley, Calif. She’s cramming in three more events in Maine and Rhode Island within six hours on Friday, the last day of a closely watched reporting period for quarterly campaign fundraising. She’s also blasted out a number of mass emails to party faithful trying to recapture the energy that has waned since her husband’s 2008 campaign.
“He needs you to work like you’ve never worked before,” Mrs. Obama tells audience after audience. “Every day. And that’s what I plan on doing.” –Nancy Benac for Associated Press
Uh huh, Mrs. Obama is going to turn the tide for her husband? She’s the secret weapon? The Happy Meal thief? Really?