Surrogate-in-chief Michelle Obama hit the campaign trail Thursday with Hillary Clinton in their first joint-event ever. But standing next to the Democratic presidential nominee, Mrs. Obama definitely stole the show.
Both ladies heaped praised on each other in front of the massive crowd of 10,000 in the swing state North Carolina, who turned out to hear the First Lady make a case for why Clinton deserves to be in office.
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“We have never had a more qualified and prepared candidate for President, ” Mrs. Obama said of Clinton, adding that “casting our vote is the ultimate way we go high.”
Clinton had her own words of admiration for Obama: “Is there anyone more inspiring than Michelle Obama?”
But she also made sure to praise Michelle for her great dance moves, prompting the First Lady to show that Shelly can get it on the dance floor.
Michelle Obama remains extremely popular as Clinton’s premier surrogate, especially in speaking out against Donald Trump after a leaked 2005 video showed him making lewd remarks and bragging about groping women.
But their joint-campaign was specially for other reasons too, as Obama pointed out herself: a sitting first lady had never been on the campaign trail in such a way, especially campaigning for a former first lady who was once a rival.
“If people wonder: Yes, Hillary Clinton is my friend,” Obama said.
“I wish I didn’t have to say this, but indeed dignity and respect for women and girls is also on the ballot this election,” Clinton said. “And I want to thank our first lady for her eloquent, powerful defense of that basic value.”
Indeed both ladies were there to show exactly what dignity and respect for women looks like.