Posted: 3:41 pm Thursday, October 27th, 2016
By Jamie Dupree
With an overflow crowd of supporters on the campus of Wake Forest University, Michelle Obama joined Hillary Clinton in casting Donald Trump in supremely unflattering terms, making the case together that Trump is not the right choice in November.
“One candidate has a vision that is grounded in hopelessness and despair,” Mrs. Obama said, as she made an appeal for voters to back Clinton, pushing back against talk from Trump that the election is rigged.
Michelle Obama encouraging early voting in North Carolina: “Vote early. Vote right now. Leave here, go vote” https://t.co/FMWG7da1GF
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 27, 2016
“Vote early,” the First Lady said. “Vote right now,” as she echoed the plea that Clinton has been making in states that have early voting underway.
11,000 people in North Carolina for Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama, per fire marshal pic.twitter.com/zwnLQ77sZc
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) October 27, 2016
Clinton seemed more than pleased to have Michelle Obama on hand, especially after her in-your-face speech against Trump, alarmed by a video where Trump talked about his conduct with women.
“Indeed, dignity and respect for girls is also on the ballot in this election,” Clinton added, as she quoted another speech from the First Lady.
“There were times during those three debates, when I tell you, the loop running through my head was what Michelle said to us at the convention,” Clinton said. “When they go low, we go high!”
Huge crowd for Michelle Obama Hillary Clinton in Winston Salem NC. Walked length of line; took 13 mins. Then saw arena already full.
— Byron York (@ByronYork) October 27, 2016
It was the first time the two First Ladies had appeared at a joint campaign event, all part of an effort to generate more buzz – and get more people to the polls.
North Carolina is an especially sought after part of the swing state puzzle for the November elections – Trump was there for two rallies yesterday – Trump has led in only one poll in the last month in the Tar Heel state.
About the Author
Jamie Dupree is the Radio News Director of the Washington Bureau of the Cox Media Group and writes the Washington Insider blog. A native of Washington, D.C., Jamie has covered Congress and politics in the nation’s capital since the Reagan Administration, and has been reporting for Cox since 1989.