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Michelle Obama: We're Underdogs to the End

By Peter Slevin
FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Sen. Barack Obama may be pulling away in national polls, but his hard-driving campaign is not built for coasting, his wife Michelle Obama told a crowd in northern Indiana today. She urged them to keep pushing "because this isn't going to be easy."

"We are taking nothing for granted. Barack Obama will be the underdog until he is sitting in the White House," Obama told more than 2,000 supporters in one of the year's more surprising battleground states. Indiana hasn't supported a Democrat for president since 1964, yet is currently rated a tossup.

Before jetting to New York for tonight's presidential debate, Obama made a pitch for early voting. She also summed up succinctly the way the campaign has seen itself since last year's long march in Iowa, when the junior senator from Illinois was hardly anyone's favorite to reach the Oval Office.

"We always act like the underdog, which means you have to work harder and smarter and clearer," Obama said. "Every hour, every day, every minute, every second between now and election day counts."

By Web Politics Editor  |  October 15, 2008; 3:28 PM ET
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WOMEN OF AMERICA UNITE!
UNITE AGAINST THE SEXIST MEDIA AND BARACK HUSSEIN’S MUGGING OF VICE PRESIDENT, SARAH PALIN!

Women must unite against the liberal media vicious, sexist, cruel, demeaning, contemptuous UN-AMERICAN, unfair, unprofessional, unrelenting and blatantly biased treatment against Vice President Sarah Palin and acting blatantly in favor of Barack Hussein Obama during this unprecedented historic quest for the presidency!

Barack Hussein Obama claims a mightier throne, one forged in liberal ideals of justice and equality and hope, BUT he has benefited mightily from sexism in this campaign, and has remained silent. Obama supporters seem very happy with the sexist way pundits and some news organizations treat any action or statement by Sarah Palin, and many believe that most of the "venom" in the campaign is coming from supporters of Obama.

WOMEN OF AMERICA UNITE IN THIS DEFINING MOMENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY. To ensure we can grow up from the male dominated government that has caused many of the problems our country is facing; to a country where men and women are equal partners in governance.

WOMEN OF AMERICA UNITE!
UNITE AGAINST THE SEXIST MEDIA AND BARACK HUSSEIN’S MUGGING OF VICE PRESIDENT, SARAH PALIN!
VOTE FOR MCCAIN/PALIN

Posted by: Manolete | October 15, 2008 9:29 PM | Report abuse

I have to go throw up now.

Posted by: mgoose326 | October 15, 2008 9:02 PM | Report abuse

These are the most accomplished, intelligent, warm, luminous, beautiful underdogs ever. They are so emotionally socially mature and healthy that they could lose and just be happy going home. It's going to be much harder work to win and enter that office and raise their children in the White House. We are just fortunate they care enough and have enough courage to want the job. And blessed that they are healthy and responsible and talented enough to fulfill it.

Posted by: GaiasChild | October 15, 2008 8:16 PM | Report abuse

see a media conspiracy cover up
and create the perfect minority
candidate.
Hello NoTomorrow.

NObama08


Amen to that.

And I thought McCain was the "underdog", Michelle. Now are you worried that he will get sympathy votes? Try to come up with some original material.

Let's just hope and pray that when behind the curtain on November 4, 51% of Americans will be just that...American. And will have had their fill of the KoolAid.

Posted by: mgoose326 | October 15, 2008 7:02 PM | Report abuse

Gee, USA3, I wonder why people don't like or trust the Republican Party anymore?

Posted by: nodebris | October 15, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

go Michelle! This 38 year old, gun-toting, white male from rural vermont is voting your husband in with pride!

Posted by: rickstade | October 15, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

For the first time in my adult life,
I am proud to be an american.
Thank You Michele 'Kill Whitey'
obama.

Posted by: USA3 | October 15, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

see a media conspiracy cover up
and create the perfect minority
candidate.
Hello NoTomorrow.

NObama08

Posted by: USA3 | October 15, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

See a McCain rally go bad, Booing and People leaving. A song Hank Williams sang was vulgar and offended some. Heres the clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPOpP89oMik

Who won the Best Palin Impersonator Contest? Not Tina Fey. See Clip.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMebGbcC2Sg

Posted by: pastor123 | October 15, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

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