(LAS VEGAS CBS KXNT)  First Lady Michelle Obama got a resounding whoop from several hundred campaign volunteers in Las Vegas on Tuesday morning when she asked them, “Are you in? ”

The visit from Mrs. Obama marks the beginning of the President’s 2012 campaign in southern Nevada. The Obama campaign distributed tickets to local constituency groups, and to grassroots volunteers.


Mrs. Obama thanked the volunteers for hard work on her husband’s behalf, noting that they’re already juggling full lives.  She urged them to talk about values as they campaign for the president, including hard work, and the importance of education and health care.  She also pointed to President Obama’s appointment of two women to the U.S. Supreme Court, and his support of the Dream Act.

The First Lady connected with the women in the audience when she spoke of her husband’s mother, a well-educated woman who had to watch men get the professional rewards that should have been hers, Mrs. Obama said.

State Senator Ruben Kihuen launched the program, with remarks reflecting the 2012 campaign themes: noting economic catastrophe in the final months of the Bush presidency, gradual improvement under Obama, and touting the president’s  policies.

Mrs. Obama was instrumental in laying groundwork for her husband’s success in the 2008 Presidential election. It was she who first arrived in Nevada, paving the way for his introduction with a soft focus on their family life.  In the summer of 2007, Michelle Obama offered stories about their childhoods and college years, how the couple met at the law firm where she was assigned to mentor him, and of her initial reluctance to subject their two daughters to the potentially disruptive rigors of presidential campaigning.

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