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Michelle Obama visits Kosair and campaign headquarters

Meanwhile, the wife of presidential hopeful Barack Obama spent the better part of the Monday afternoon in Louisville stumping for her husband.  Michelle Obama spent time with the young, and the old.  She answered questions about the toughness of her family, and enduring a run for the White House that could get ugly.

It was a full schedule for Michelle Obama. The mother of two young children showed some motherly love. She exhibited that same zeal for supporters she met Monday.  The afternoon started at the Kosair Children's Hospital.  Reading the Runaway Bunny and Green Eggs and Ham to some of the young patients.  She thanked her young fans at the hospital, and did the same at Jay's Cafeteria, where her supporters from Metro Louisville and across the country were busy working the phones.

Michelle Obama joined in helping her husband's cause.  Obama says, "We in this country have more that unite us, we are grounded in the same values and same traditions, all of us are."  Michelle Obama spent time with FOX 41 as well. Fox41's Bill Alexander talked to her about the bluntness of Colin Powell's wife, Alma Powell, a few years ago, when it was thought he would make a run for the White House, and how racists attitudes surfaced.

Obama says, "For Barack and I both, we've never lived our lives thinking about what could go wrong, looking at the negative, I don't think we could have gotten here as two working class kids whose parents didn't have money or an education, if you thought about what could go wrong."

When asked about toughness.  A first lady with a nine and six year old, making history in Washington, and yes, the first African American first lady.  Obama says, "We've been living in Chicago politics, Illinois politics for a very long time and it provides you with a tough skin. Realizing that you have to work to earn people's trust, and trust comes with interaction, keeping your word and doing what you say and maybe reaching out to people who don't like you."

Michelle Obama, spent some time in Hopkinsvile Monday, reassuring military families and stressing her husband's commitment to them.  Michelle next stop will be in Lexington, Kentucky.

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