First Lady Michelle Obama touched down in the city today, where she will be appearing at a Democratic fund-raiser and filming a Tonight Show appearance. But before she hangs out with Jimmy Fallon, Ms. Obama stopped by the New Museum in downtown Manhattan to greet a few star-struck eighth graders.
Ms. Obama appeared with the students at an art exhibit in order to promote the health benefits of drinking water. She chatted with the students briefly and took time to sign a mural in the museum’s exhibition room downstairs.
Michelle Obama was back in New York City this evening headlining two DNC fund-raisers: a small gathering at the home of fashion designer Tory Burch and an “LGBT Gala” on the Upper East Side.
Politicker was present at the second event, where an excited Ms. Obama told donors that maxing out on their contribution limits was a “baller” thing to do.
Love & Marriage
The White House Press Office made a rather amusing error when they sent out the transcript of Press Secretary Jay Carney’s afternoon briefing. In the transcript, Mr. Carney’s answer to a question about rumors Vogue editrix Anna Wintour could be the ambassador to the United Kingdom was identified as coming from “Mrs. Obama” rather than Read More
Michelle Obama is in Florida tonight for the final presidential debate and, this afternoon, she appeared at a campaign event Broward College where she had high praise for President Barack Obama’s appearance. The first lady commented on her husband’s looks when she was interrupted by someone in the audience as she started her speech.
“I’m pretty fired up and ready to go myself because today, like I’ve been doing for a couple of years now on this campaign trail, I get to do one of my favorite things, and that is to talk about the man that I have loved and admired since I first met him 23 years ago,” Ms. Obama began.
“Cute!” someone in the crowd shouted.
Last night, First Lady Michelle Obama gave a speech that received some raving reviews, and Staten Island Republican Rep. Michael Grimm wants everyone to know that he also approved of the speech. Thus, late last night, he released a relatively long statement giving the speech itself high marks but also pivoting to a more critical point in each paragraph.
“No one can deny that the First Lady delivered an excellent heartfelt speech and delivered for the Democratic party. I myself was extremely pleased to hear that Mrs. Obama’s experience as the First Lady has enhanced her pride in and understanding of the greatest most exceptional nation in the world,” he began, for example, before switching to a backhanded compliment. “She has come a long way from her statement after the 2008 election that for the first time in her life she was proud to be American.”
At the “2012 Women For Obama” fundraiser this morning at the Hotel Pierre the vast majority of the audience who turned out to hear First Lady Michelle Obama speak were, naturally, women.
“Are there any men here today?” Ms. Obama asked as she began her speech.
The handful of men in the crowd responded with a smattering of cheers.
“A few good men,” Ms. Obama said. “There you go–stand proud. Stand proud.”
Rallying The Troops
On Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama will attend a fundraising reception at the swank Pierre Hotel on 61st Street. According to a campaign official, tickets for the event will start at $250 per person with proceeds benefitting the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee of Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and several state Democratic parties.
At a campaign event at Progressive Field in Cleveland, the home field of the Indians, First Lady Michelle Obama echoed President Barack Obama’s prior statements that this election is going to be extremely close. However, Ms. Obama went a step further by saying it “could all come down to those last few thousand people who register to vote.”
“As Barack has said, this election will be even closer than ever before–closer than the last one. Understand that. Don’t get discouraged by it, just know it is going to be close,” Ms. Obama said.
It’s college graduation season, which means we get to enjoy the sight of politicians are donning robes to make speeches at commencement ceremonies across the country. In the past few days, President Barack Obama, his wife, Michelle, Mitt Romney and Mayor Michael Bloomberg have all suited up for commencement speeches. Read on to see our Read More
In his commencement speech at all-women’s Barnard College today, President Barack Obama mentioned the importance of focusing on “studying” rather than “our pop culture obsession with beauty and fashion.” Afterward, he quickly added his wife, Michelle Obama might have something slightly different to say about coutoure.
“Now, Michelle will say you can care about it a little,” he said. “You can be stylish and powerful too, that’s Michelle’s advice.”