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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-07 04:50 PM
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Obama camp plays down wife's comment
DES MOINES, Iowa - The campaign of Democrat Barack Obama moved quickly Thursday to dampen any expectations raised by Michelle Obama who said this week that her husband has to win Iowa.

Most polls in Iowa show the Illinois senator in a tight race with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Edwards. During a visit Wednesday to Davenport, Iowa, Michelle Obama commented on the importance of a strong showing in the caucuses.

"Iowa will make the difference," she said. "If Barack doesn't win Iowa, it is just a dream. If we win Iowa then we can move to the world as it should be. And we need your help in making that happen."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070927/ap_on_el_pr/obama_w...
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2rth2pwr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-07 04:54 PM
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1. Can anybody else see that Michelle doesn't want Obama to
be President?
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bigdarryl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-07 04:55 PM
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2. yeah it seems that way. he needs to put a muzzle on her mouth
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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-07 04:57 PM
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5. That imagery was uncalled for (nt)
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-07 04:56 PM
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3. I have a feeling the campaign is telling Michelle to...
...put a sock in it about now!
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-07 04:57 PM
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4. Shes pointing out to Iowans that they matter and are needed by the Omaba campaign
And shes right. I dont see that as non-supportive on her part.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-07 05:18 PM
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8. You're right; she's really just trying to get out the vote. nt
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-07 05:01 PM
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6. Barack tries to stiffle the truth.
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-07 05:05 PM
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7. Unless something exists that I missed, the campaign just
corrected a misquote in the original article. They werent shutting her down.
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-07 05:32 PM
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10. A misquote? So Michelle Obama didn't say that? Or Obama's camp is telling us...
...what she really meant? :eyes:
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-07 06:15 PM
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17. Here ya go
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

The original misquote stated that MO said "If Barack doesnt win Iowa it is over."
Thats addressed in the link above.

The article linked from the link above added this correction:
http://www.qctimes.com/articles/2007/09/27/news/local/d...

"...She said Iowa is vital to the race.

Iowa will make the difference, Obama said. If Barack doesn't win Iowa, it's just a dream, but if we win Iowa, then we can move the world as it should be. And we need your help in making that happen so join me.

(EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story incorrectly quoted Michelle Obama's remarks. The above quote reflects her words based on a transcript provided by the campaign. Other news outlets have reported the same quote as the campaign.)"

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Clintonista2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-07 05:34 PM
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11. Your post is eerily similar to the book "1984"
Edited on Thu Sep-27-07 05:34 PM by Lirwin2
Winston smiths job is to correct "misprints." There are no mistakes.
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-07 06:35 PM
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19. Not really in this instance
But thanks for the blast from the past. Great story. :thumbsup:
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Ethelk2044 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-07 06:10 PM
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16. Truth is he is going to win.
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-07 08:23 PM
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21. oh, sure. When he tells Michelle to shut up, she's going to.
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FlaxieB Donating Member (359 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-07 05:31 PM
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9. Will someone please shut her up!
:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :wtf:
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illinoisprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-07 05:40 PM
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12. why does the press blow up everything Michelle says. it's campaign rah rah only
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-07 05:58 PM
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13. Dean won Iowa.....he didn't get the nomination so anything can happen.
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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-07 06:09 PM
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15. Dean won Iowa?
Are you sure about that?
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-07 06:44 PM
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20. He didn't win in Iowa
He came in 3rd behind Kerry and Edwards respectively.
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partylessinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-07 06:08 PM
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14. She has made too many mistakes - not helping - she would be a poor
first lady. She is just lacking and it's a shame.

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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-07 06:27 PM
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18. I disagree
I think her honesty is just fine.
Obama isn't my candidate for several reasons...his wife isn't one of them. I'd be more than happy to have an honest, direct, first lady (or laddie) in the WH. I'm tired of zombies.
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