Yes, there are Democrats in Utah, and Michelle Obama has found them and worked her way into their wallets.
The first lady appeared at a fundraiser in Park City before about 250 donors. Some excerpts from the pool report.
But she said that hearing stories on the campaign trail, the people she met reminded her of her own parents and her husband’s parents, who worked hard to get ahead and provide for their children.
“In so many ways, their stories were my stories,” she said. “They were Barack’s family values.”
She thanked the audience for their support and recounted highlights of the Obama administration because “It’s easy to forget what we’ve done along the way,” she said.
Children don’t have what they need to succeed and too many people are struggling to pay the bills, and, she said, her husband tells her that “Michelle, it’s not right. We have to do more and we have to fix this.”
And then it was on to Aspen Colorado, where she hit up the sky crowd, at least the ones who hang out there all year.
Michelle Obama went barefoot in the cool Colorado grass Tuesday and hobnobbed with well-heeled supporters in Aspen, Colo. to enlist help for her husband’s 2012 reelection effort. Obama told about 150 supporters that President Obama needs their help for the tough road ahead, but she avoided discussing his most pressing challenge with the national debt ceiling crisis.
The supporters paid $1,000 or more for a luncheon at the home of Jim and Paula Crown, members of the Lester Crown family of Chicago and owners of the Aspen Skiing Co. Donors who paid $10,000 per couple attended an exclusive lunch at the residence and got their pictures taken with the first lady.
Obama thanked the Crowns for hosting the event. She said they are more than supporters of the President and first lady. They are friends of “Barack and Michelle,” she said.
Awww, special friends – those who can also get some cash together for you.