While the recent presidential debate and the drooping economy has the put President Obama on the defense, First Lady Michelle Obama has hit the trail to make a case for her husband in chief and the recovering economy.
“I mean, we are seeing right now that we are in the midst of a huge recovery. Right?” Mrs. Obama told WPGC/Washington DC. “Because of what this president has done, pulled this economy from the brink of collapse when we were losing 800,000 jobs a month. Now were gaining throughout most of his presidency, we’ve been adding jobs to this economy because of what he’s been doing. The stock market has doubled. Housing prices are rising. Foreclosure rates are lowering. But in the face of that, you still have people trying to convince us that things aren’t better. And that just doesn’t make sense.”
The First Lady also acknowledged that there was still a long way to go.
“Barack of all people knows that we still have a long way to go to completely rebuild the economy,” she said. “But we’re headed in the right direction. And when you see all of that truth, it’s hard to understand, why are people blocking this? ”
FLOTUS is not alone in her vocal support of the president. Major figures in the hip-hop community have come out in favor of the president. Jay-Z held a $40,000 per plate fundraiser back in September and Snoop Dogg recently promoted his ten reason to vote for the president.
The next presidential debate is scheduled for Tuesday October 16, 2012. —E. Parker, CBS Local