Michelle Obama spoke during a campaign fundraiser for Sen. Patty Murray at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Monday, October 25, 2010.
Joel Connelly (seattlepi.com) with video (01:57) from the Seattle Times:
The message of Michelle Obama to a lunch audience dominated by women was blunt: Women should man the phone lines and Internet to save the imperiled political career of Washington Sen. Patty Murray.Howie P.S.: Michelle Obama has another video (00:50), "Don't wait—vote early," out just now.
Nothing less than the middle class and its access to the American Dream is at stake, the first lady declared in a fiery speech.
"For years middle income people have seen their incomes falling while the costs of things like health care and education continue to go up," said Obama, emphasizing a moment later:
"Keeping that dream alive and within reach is what drives him, drives him every single day. We're not here just because of an election . . . We're here to restore that dream." MORE...