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Michelle Obama: '[Obama's] Not Spiderman. He’s Not a Superhero; He’s a Human.'

7:39 PM, Aug 12, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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First Lady Michelle Obama, speaking earlier today at "Sunday of Fun" at pop star Gwen Stefani's house in Beverly Hills, made a plea for help:

And I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again:  Barack can’t do it alone.  He’s not Spiderman.  (Laughter.)  He’s not a superhero; he’s a human.  So he needs your help.  And I’m not just talking to the adults here today.  I am talking to the young people here as well!  (Applause.)  All of our young people, you might not be old enough to vote -- you’ll vote at school, I know; I met several people who are going to be voting for my husband who are 10 and under.  We accept those votes.  (Laughter.)  But you can play an important role in this election, too.  I want you all to feel empowered and get used to being a part of the democratic process.  It starts now.  You can learn about the issues -- the issues like education and health care.  Learn about them, what they mean to you and your family and all your friends.  Talk to them, with your friends.  You can get out there and volunteer with your parents.

 

My husband needs everyone out there doing whatever they can because, as he said, this election is going to be even closer than the last one.  And that’s one of the reasons why we launched this great new program that we’re calling It Takes One.  All right, kids, listen to this, because it’s simple -- It Takes One.  Every time anybody here takes an action to move this campaign forward, we’re asking you to inspire just one more person to step up and do their part as well.  And we all know one person, right?  One person sitting at home, twiddling their thumbs, not really focused -- we all know that one.  (Laughter.)  So whenever you volunteer or donate, or even when you vote, take one new friend or neighbor along with you, because that momentum, it’s what’s going to carry us over the top.  Make sure, for all the young people who are more internet-savvy than I am, go to barackobama.com/one.  And that’s an easy way for people to get involved as well.  So we want all of you to figure out a way you can do just one more thing, get one more person involved.

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