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    Re: Chicagoland: First lady campaigned at polling place?

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    It is not baseless. The person she said it to has come forward. If it was Angle it would be all over the liberal press and they would be demanding action. Because it is Obama and a democrat we shoulkd give her a pass.
    I just don't get my panties in a twist over menial things that don't matter that much - what the First Lady presumably said on her way out of a voting booth doesn't really hit my radar as being something to triffle over.

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    Re: Chicagoland: First lady campaigned at polling place?

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    She was promoting democrats and the presidents agenda. That is political speech and campaigning
    If I were at a polling place and said to a voter near me, "glad to see you came out and exercised your right to vote," is that campaigning or simply commending a fellow citizen for not standing on the sidelines during election time?

    Granted, the video didn't go beyond a certain point after the First Lady had cast her vote and concluded her photo-op, but from what I saw of the video there's nothing conclusive about it other than she was escorted by Secret Servicemen, showed her ID to the polsters, cast her ballot, made a brief comment applauding and/or encouraging those who did come out and vote early and then she left. Other than the Secret Servicemen and the polsters, there didn't appear to be anyone else near her in the room when she cast her vote. So, unless the alleged conversation took place before she entered the building or after she voted, there's really nothing in the video to support the claim than she broke the law.

    Move on...there's nothing to see here...unless, of course, someone else can either present the rest of the video OR an eyewitness can collaborate Mr. Campbell's story.

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    Re: Chicagoland: First lady campaigned at polling place?

    Why does Michelle Obama frighten the Republicans so much?
    The majority of First Wives are just photo ops and never really have any power with the exception of Nancy Regan. The only thing most First Wives advocate for are innocent themes such as the Just Say No or Michelle's avoid children obesity.

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    Re: Chicagoland: First lady campaigned at polling place?

    It's funny - I know for certain that conversations of all natures were had while in line at last election (myself and everyone else) - we didnt' get loud or rude but politics were discussed lightly.



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    Re: Chicagoland: First lady campaigned at polling place?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Just imagine if Laura Bush had stood at a poll and chatted it up with some voter.
    What if she did, who the hell would care?


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    Re: Chicagoland: First lady campaigned at polling place?

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Well apparently only one person out of the group thought that was what she was saying. Everyone else says she was supporting early voting. So now it just looks like Drudge is trying to cause trouble where there is none. Hmmm imagine that.
    So she supported early voting and did not promote her husband who needs democrats to win.

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    Re: Chicagoland: First lady campaigned at polling place?

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    So she supported early voting and did not promote her husband who needs democrats to win.
    Dude as long as she didn't mention who to vote for she did not break any law. I would be a fair assumption that she wanted Democrats to go out and vote, but it is just an assumption. Like I said this seems to just be an exaggerated story by Drudge.

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    Re: Chicagoland: First lady campaigned at polling place?

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Dude as long as she didn't mention who to vote for she did not break any law. I would be a fair assumption that she wanted Democrats to go out and vote, but it is just an assumption. Like I said this seems to just be an exaggerated story by Drudge.
    She said to support Barrack. That means vote democrat

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    Re: Chicagoland: First lady campaigned at polling place?

    Is it a technical violation of the law under an incredibly strict reading? Maybe.
    Is it anything close to a violation of the spirit of the law? Nope.
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    Re: Chicagoland: First lady campaigned at polling place?

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    She said to support Barrack. That means vote democrat
    Only one person out of the group said she said that when inside the polling place. Once she was outside the building and the required distance anyways she could say what she wanted.

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