Live Coverage of Michelle Obama's Visit to Racine

First Lady Michelle Obama is visiting Racine this afternoon and Patch will be covering her appearance at Memorial Hall in real time on our live blog.

First Lady Michelle Obama is in Racine on Friday afternoon for a rally on behalf of her husband. Patch is posting updates, photos and video from the event in our live blog.

Check out our live coverage - and post your comments on the event.

Brian Dey October 19, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Move along. Move along. Nothing to see here... Move along.
Heather Asiyanbi (Editor) October 19, 2012 at 05:47 PM
@Brian - really?! How about some respect the same you would expect if Mrs. Romney was visiting ... you don't have to like the job being done, but respect the office.
Tuco October 19, 2012 at 06:06 PM
I'm with Brian. Who is paying the bill for all the security and Memorial Hall? @Heather-as soon as she respects the American people, ALL of us, then she will get some respect. Respect is earned not given! She does not have an "office."
Brian Dey October 19, 2012 at 06:09 PM
She's not the President. Sorry Heather, I don't think she offers anything to the conversation, or to the election. I believe the same of Ann Romney. Is it cool for those that want to see them. Sure, I guess. But she happens to be married to the guy in charge. She has nothing to do with the election.
Blair Nielsen October 19, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Heather, you must mean like the respect Barb Walters gave Ann Romney on the Veiw was the same as she gave the Obamas?
morninmist October 19, 2012 at 07:58 PM
You sound like sour grapes Day! http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/174987841.html Mrs. Obama asks supporters to get out the vote By Don Walker of the Journal Sentinel Oct. 19, 2012 2:50 p.m. Email Print |(0) Comments Racine – Ticking off her husband’s accomplishments after four years in office, first lady Michelle Obama urged cheering supporters on Friday to reach out to family members, friends and neighbors to take advantage of early voting beginning Monday.......
James R Hoffa October 19, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Anyone ask Michelle why Barack didn't fulfill his promise to "walk on that picket line" and stand with the blue-fist recallers earlier this year? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SA9KC8SMu3o After abandoning his Democratic base during the recalls, he now wants and expects their support?!?! Are Wisconsin Democrats really that stupid and pathetic?
James R Hoffa October 19, 2012 at 08:09 PM
@morninmist - Any reason in particular why Michelle would want people to cast their ballots before the final Presidential debate?
morninmist October 19, 2012 at 08:31 PM
My guess is tha the early voting dates was set before the debate dates. No matter, she is here to rally the folks--you know that. Rasmussen: Obama 50, Romney 48 And: http://elections.firedoglake.com/2012/10/19/marist-obama-still-leads-in-iowa-and-wisconsin/ Iowa Marist (10/15-17) Barack Obama 51% Mitt Romney 43% Other 2% Undecided 4% Wisconsin Marist (10/15-17) Barack Obama 51% Mitt Romney 45% Other 1% Undecided 3%
morninmist October 19, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Loving it. Spud Lovr ‏@SpudLovr Jill Biden to visit Kenosha Sunday http://bit.ly/QCpL2e #wiunion #Obama2012
James R Hoffa October 19, 2012 at 10:14 PM
Where's the Patch article about how Tommy demolished Tammy in last night's debate?
Heather Asiyanbi (Editor) October 19, 2012 at 10:23 PM
@Hoffa - I don't think we covered this one.
James R Hoffa October 19, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Gotcha - thanks! Hoping that the Patch sponsored debates come together soon - you're hoping to hear from Ryan by Monday, right?
Carrie Boticki-Gayle October 19, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Well I had a wonderful day seeing the First Lady today! What a great experience for Racine. I was so excited to be able to see a small part of history. Mrs. Obama was so graceful, eloquent, and motivational! Sorry that there are those who want to rain on the parade, but I will not let that dampen my spirit. I have faith that Wisconsinites will do the right thing on Nov. 6 and keep Obama in the White House to help our country continue to move forward!!!!
myra takerian October 19, 2012 at 11:10 PM
I'm with you Heather,there is lots of ignorance in our society, to be truly educated you listen, and don't criticize, because there are always different sides to issues, its complex, and as far as just being a president's wife, there is a lot of knowledge and power with that, she has the insite to reach and educate a lot of people. I just think negativity is what brings this country down.
Heather Asiyanbi (Editor) October 19, 2012 at 11:45 PM
@Hoffa - we are hoping to hear something from Congressman Ryan's campaign on a final "yay" or "nay" by Monday, yes. Fingers crossed, please! We are having a debate on Monday evening at Case High School with the legislative candidates for the 22nd Senate; 63rd and 62nd Assembly Districts.
Heather Asiyanbi (Editor) October 19, 2012 at 11:47 PM
So I deleted a comment that, perhaps, wasn't racist on face value, but given the history of that poster, decided to hit my "delete" button. Let's keep the discussion on-point and above-board. No personal attacks and no name-calling. I will delete anything that even smells remotely racist.
Mafia Mike October 20, 2012 at 03:11 PM
James R Hoffa October 20, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Perhaps if Michelle Obama had adhered to the agreement that she made with the debate commission/moderator to remain silent during the second debate, instead of clapping in the middle of a back and forth as she did (which set a very POOR example to others in the live studio audience that night), or at least apologized to Mitt Romney and the American people for having LIED and broken that agreement, then maybe she would have earned some respect. As it is, our most recent memory of Michelle Obama is that of a LIAR, a POOR example, and someone who is so conceded that she can't even apologize for having LIED. Thus, Hoffa understands why Brian Dey may rightfully be upset with Michelle Obama - she shows us no respect, thus she doesn't get any in return. Remember, we're the peons, she's a national leader - she should be leading by example if she had character, integrity, and class. Respect is, after all, a two way street!
Heather Asiyanbi (Editor) October 20, 2012 at 10:48 PM
@Hoffa - if that's what you need to point to in order to excuse the lack of respect shown the First Lady of OUR country, then go ahead, but please know I would feel the same way about Mrs. Bush (either one) or Mrs. Romney if she were First Lady, and I would expect everyone to respect the position (you're right - it's not an office).
Heather Asiyanbi (Editor) October 20, 2012 at 10:49 PM
@Blair - I have no idea what you're talking about since I don't watch The View but it seems irrelevant to this discussion.
James R Hoffa October 21, 2012 at 02:39 AM
@Heather A - Shouldn't Michelle Obama show respect to Mitt Romney and the nation and apologize for having violated the debate rules at the last debate?


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