It is Student Week for the Obama campaign – and Michelle appeared yesterday at Keene State College to get out the student vote. Close to 1000 showed up, mostly students, with quite a few others ranging from babies to the elderly. I had seen Michele here last December, and she spoke from the heart about her working class roots, talking about the dignity of work and growing up with a dad with MS who struggled to get dressed in the morning. SHe makes a strong argument how she and Barack Obama knows what it is like to have been a studnet facing a mountain of student loans, and while he could have had his choice of a top paying jo after law school, he chose to organize everyday people to get them houseing and jobs. Her intelligence, warmth, and love her her husband shine through in her speech. Michelle exudes a love for the promise of America and after a few minutes in her presence, one has no doubt that Barack possesses the intellect, strength of character and organization to lead our nation.
The goal of the day was to get students to not only register, but to vote. From hearing students speak after the event , she completely closed teh deal. The audience was highly motivated, optimistic and ready to do “what it takes”. Immediately after there was a march down to city hall where a crowd registered. NH is one of the only states that offers same day registration, but as 80% turnout is estimated, as much that can be done ahead of time is being strongly encouraged.