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First lady, Libertarian candidate to campaign in NC

Posted September 14, 2012
Updated September 17, 2012

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— First lady Michelle Obama will return to central North Carolina Sept. 19 to campaign for her husband, President Barack Obama's campaign announced Friday morning. 

Details about Michelle Obama's visit were limited Friday morning, but the campaign said she would visit Durham and Greenville for grassroots events. 

The following day, Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party presidential candidate, will pay a visit to Duke University.

Johnson's campaign cites the enthusiasm of young voters for an increase in Libertarian registration in recent months. "As I travel the country, I've found that young people are as concerned as anybody about where this country is headed – maybe even more so, since they know the national debt will be theirs to inherit," Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico, said. ""Along the campaign trail, I've been thrilled to find tremendous support from people in their 20's who are embracing liberty like never before."

Johnson will speak at Reynolds Theater at 7 p.m. Sept. 20.

Obama visited Greensboro in August, campaigning at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as part of her "It Takes One" initiative, which calls on supporters to encourage friends and neighbors to volunteer in the election and get to the polls in November.

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  • Adventurer007 Sep 17, 2012

    And any reasonable person would be asking the question - if there have been 4.5 million jobs created, why is unemployment still above 8% for the last 40+ months under Obama? Stands to reason that there has been no appreciable job creation under Obama."

    Math and education beats your "stands to reason" every time.....
    Crabbit Cratur

    The first statement is 100% accurate. Crabbit Cratur, you mention "math" - how about actually doing some math yourself for once?

    Obama's economists keep publishing the 4.5 million jobs created number with no supporting facts; the fed. gov't's job numbers are based on bls (bureau of labor statistics) data. BLS data does not indicate any positive job creation during Obama's time in ofc; numbers directly from BLS indicate a cumulative jobs number for 2009-2012 of -1,316,000; do the math for yourself- http://www.bls.gov

    I will take Fireman1963's common sense over your illogical posts anytime; especially since it's correct on this statment.

  • Crabbit Cratur Sep 17, 2012

    "So its the govts job to determine what is "right" for everyone? Then enforce it? YIKES!"

    Isn't that EXACTLY what the founding fathers did?
    Do you think the "people" wanted a tax on Whiskey? What the Gov do when they wouldn't pay it?

    Libertarians live in a fantasy world. We are blessed in being allowed to chose that rule us......and it is rule......because that's what power means. To imagine that you can simply opt out of being governed because it doesn't personally suit or profit you is ludicrous

  • piene2 Sep 17, 2012

    "Let them try! There are many millions of us out here who are done with the government trying to force anything on us. No more!
    fl2nc2ca2md2nc"

    Oh really? You will do as your told or find yourself in prison. You do not get to obey the laws you like and disobey those you do not like.

  • lovelarvae Sep 14, 2012

    "It is so bad that the schools have to feed our kids just so they can get a little quality nutrition. piene2"

    Are we giving them nutritious food? Or would it be 'big government' to require nutrition standards so the corporations can profit by letting the 'market decide' as the kids choose junk.

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Sep 14, 2012

    "That is when the government has to do it for them." piene2

    Let them try! There are many millions of us out here who are done with the government trying to force anything on us. No more!

  • boneymaroney13 Sep 14, 2012

    whiene2 - all about the government.

  • mep Sep 14, 2012

    I can make proper decisions for myself. however when information comes out about some food or activity that is unhealthful I am happy to learn of it. Unfortunately others are not as willing to do what is right for themselves. That is when the government has to do it for them.
    piene2

    So its the govts job to determine what is "right" for everyone?
    Then enforce it? YIKES!

    And yet.... for some reason Obamacare covers folks at the same premium rates (subsidized even) as those with preexisting conditions or with what can only be termed as "self inflicted" health issues such as obesity, smoking, and the like. Funny... the govt says these are unhealthy... but wont let insurance companies charge more to cover them. Hummmmmm.

  • piene2 Sep 14, 2012

    "Someone should darn well be doing it. The American diet of fast food trash and pig fat is disgusting. It is so bad that the schools have to feed our kids just so they can get a little quality nutrition. piene2

    Just keep telling yourself that.... then dont complain when the govt finds you doing something THEY feel is unhealthy for you... and force you to stop.... or tax it. LOL.
    mep"

    I can make proper decisions for myself. however when information comes out about some food or activity that is unhealthful I am happy to learn of it. Unfortunately others are not as willing to do what is right for themselves. That is when the government has to do it for them.

  • mep Sep 14, 2012

    Someone should darn well be doing it. The American diet of fast food trash and pig fat is disgusting. It is so bad that the schools have to feed our kids just so they can get a little quality nutrition.
    piene2

    Just keep telling yourself that.... then dont complain when the govt finds you doing something THEY feel is unhealthy for you... and force you to stop.... or tax it. LOL.

  • itsmyownopinion Sep 14, 2012

    Ahh, let the hate-fest begin. Intolerance in North Carolina is alive and well!
    Truly American

    Yes, it's truly embarrassing.

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