Battleground NC: Michelle Obama to visit NC on Monday

Posted by: ST on November 1, 2012 at 12:09 pm

If I recall correctly, the President himself hasn’t been here since August, but surrogates have visited on his behalf – like the VP and Mrs. Biden, among others. Via the Charlotte Observer:

Details of her visit have not been announced. It will be the first lady’s fifth visit to North Carolina since August.

Her visit is apparently in lieu of her husband’s.

President Obama’s final campaign schedule, released Thursday morning, includes stops in the battlegrounds of Wisconsin, Nevada, Colorado, Ohio, Iowa, Virginia, New Hampshire and Florida — but not North Carolina.

At September’s Democratic National Convention, 65,000 people with credentials for the president’s cancelled speech at Bank of America stadium were told that they would get a chance to see him before the election.


Obama spokesman Cameron French called Michelle Obama’s visit “a clear sign that we have not given up on North Carolina.”

Here are polling numbers for the Presidential battle here in NC. Romney took the lead in the month of October, outside of just a few polls that show them tied.

Quite frankly, if they consider the state still in contention I’m surprised Obama himself wouldn’t visit – as he did the day before the election in 2008. But I guess they think sending the First Lady is the next best thing to him touching base in North Carolina directly.

Will be interesting to see where she visits. My bet is that she’ll come here to Charlotte to try and shore up her hubby’s base of supporters.

As they say, stay tuned….

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4 Responses to “Battleground NC: Michelle Obama to visit NC on Monday”


  1. MsLauraCallahan says:

    Please let me know when you find out the date. I will have to completely avoid Uptown that day so that I can resist the temptation to “accidentally” hit the curb and run my car through the middle of the mindless sheep as they herd… Lol

  2. EBL says:

    It is not that NC is play. It is not. They want early results from Virginia and North Carolina to be close enough networks cannot call before Ohio, Wisconsin, and Nevada polls close (they are worried it will depress turn out there).

    Nate Silver doubles down again…

    Let’s prove Silver wrong.

  3. Carlos says:

    Moochie going to NC? I thought Halloween was over last night, but apparently that’s not good enough for a party trying to scare everyone into voting their way…and what better way to scare people than to have Thunderthighs show up?

    Wonder if she’ll announce next Wednesday that she’s once again ashamed of “her” country, after being proud of it for the first time in her life four years ago?

  4. Jim says:

    If in Charlotte, then we should all go … and boo her off stage.