Supporter to Michelle Obama: ‘Will you marry me?’

Politics,Beltway Confidential,Joel Gehrke

First Lady Michelle Obama fielded a marriage proposal during a speech today in Iowa City, Iowa.

“Michelle, will you marry me?” someone in the audience shouted to the first lady, according to the transcript. “I’m already taken,” she replied as the audience laughed.

“Want one more?” he countered to more laughter, apparently joking about the idea of her having two husbands.

“I’ll see you after the speech,” Mrs. Obama said, to more laughter.

Below is the exchange with context from the speech:

 Eight days.  So from now until November the 6th, we need you to push and work and struggle like never before.  (Applause.)    Because here’s what we have to remember — that kind of struggle for change, that is how change always happens in this country.

AUDIENCE MEMBER:  Michelle, will you marry me?  (Laughter.)

MRS. OBAMA:  I’m already taken.  (Laughter and applause.)

AUDIENCE MEMBER:  Want one more?  (Laughter.)

MRS. OBAMA:  I’ll see you after the speech.  (Laughter.)

But here’s what I want our young people to know, because this –

AUDIENCE MEMBER:  Our kids have school today.

MRS. OBAMA:  Oh, okay, so that means you really got to vote. (Laughter.)  You got it make it worthwhile.

But for our young people, here’s what I want you all to know, that we know from our history in this country change is hard.  Shoot, life is hard, right?  How many of us old people know in life you just hit bump after bump after bump.  There is always somebody there telling you what you can’t do.


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