Michelle thinks people wanted change in 1988

Here is Michelle Obama today in Ohio, fresh from screwing up when she said she had been really proud of the US for the first time in her adulthood, wondering,

When was the last time we've had a presidential candidate of any gender or race or political party who pull together wins in places like Idaho and Utah and Louisiana and Georgia and Maine and Alaska and Missouri, and Illinois?" she said. "What we've been seeing over the course of this year is that folks are hungry for change. ... We've learned that in this nation with a little bit of hope and inspiration people do want to take hold of their destinies and move it in a different place. So yes, I am proud.

So according to Obama, winning this set of states simultaneously is not only a remarkable feat, but also an indicator of the people's hunger for change.

What she seemed not to be aware of was the fact that in 1988, George H.W. Bush won all those states she cited.

It also happened in 1984 (Reagan) and 1972 (Nixon). Watergate was  a heck of a change allright.

Did the American people want change after all those transformational Reagan years that Obama spoke about? I guess those years did not please Americans too much.

Michelle, think before you speak, please. The wingnutosphere is already mocking her strange reasoning.

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Not all of them...

And really, that's beside the point. Michelle Obama's reasoning is weird. So her husband's campaign is different and people are "hungering for [his kind of] change" because of a few caucus and primary wins? Weird.

by atdleft 2008-02-21 04:26PM | 0 recs
Re: Not all of them...

no it's because my hubby is doing sooooo well.

by JoeySky18 2008-02-21 05:09PM | 0 recs
Re: Michelle thinks people wanted change in 1988

she's confused. she thinks the primaries are the general election. a lot of those people voting for her husband in open primaries will be voting for mccain in november.

by campskunk 2008-02-21 04:31PM | 0 recs
Re: Michelle thinks people wanted change in 1988

she is yet to apologize for her unpatriotic remarks.

by truthteller2007 2008-02-21 05:28PM | 0 recs
Re: Michelle thinks people wanted change in 1988

You know it's kinda funny, this same "story" is up on the frontpage of redstate.com

by Skaje 2008-02-22 12:28AM | 0 recs

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