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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Michelle Obama on Iowa

posted by on September 27 at 10:10 AM

Via Ben Smith and the Quad City Times:

She said Barack needs Iowa to win.

“Iowa will make the difference,” Obama said. “If Barack doesn’t win Iowa it is over.”

UPDATE: This was apparently a misquote.

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She could be right. I was in Iowa for Edwards in 2004 as Dean imploded and created a vacuum. If he had kicked in some of his money to counter Kerry's $6 million dump of cash, he could have been the nominee. It was also a factor that in NH, I have heard that the Edwards organization was pretty weak. The momentum out of Iowa Kerry gained was never really stopped.

Posted by TheTruthHurts | September 27, 2007 10:30 AM

Or at least that's what the DC-based corporate media wants you to think.

Posted by Will in Seattle | September 27, 2007 10:57 AM

quad city times has changed her quote, saying they misquoted her:
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.)

Posted by chris | September 27, 2007 11:01 AM

Is she talking about their marriage?

Posted by DOUG. | September 27, 2007 11:09 AM

brilliant, DOUG. i'm wondering if we can hold her to that.

Posted by Kim | September 27, 2007 12:09 PM

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