Can the First Lady Re-Energize Campaign Supporters in a Bid to Win?
A lot of buzz has been covering the steps of the first lady of the United States lately. She is now dubbed the “motivator in chief” as Michelle Obama races against time to recreate the swell of supporters that first gave the Obama’s victory to the White House.
In October alone, the first lady has been seen as forerunner of seven fundraiser events, capturing the spotlight of wavering party supporters and rallying disheartened campaign workers with renewed vigor. And that’s not all; she has been speaking out on her husband’s stalled job bill, promoting new programs for veterans and increasing her presence at job fairs.
David Axelrod, the President’s chief strategist, said this of Michelle Obama during an interview: “Her mission is to energize folks and give them encouragement to go out and do the work.”
According to White House Aides, Mrs. Obama’s quest to re-energize campaign supporters is borne out of her recognition that “the administration has lost considerable goodwill among supporters, and she has devoted herself to winning back as much of it as she can.”
But can she really bring back the resplendence and fervor that once dominated Obama’s first campaign movement? It may take a little more strategizing on the first lady’s part to duplicate what could only be described as a phenomenon in the wake of their win in the presidential polls.
Ever since the first lady stepped into the White House she made her mark as advocate and positive role model for healthy living. One of the first changes Mrs. Obama made to the White House came in the form of menu changes and healthier meal choices for all members.
Michelle Obama is further recognized as a staunch advocate for the prevention of childhood obesity and its relatable influences in juvenile and adult onset diabetes. Heart disease is also another critical factor linked to poor diet and obesity of which Mrs. Obama has signaled her concern.Continued on the next page