Before joining her husband in Iowa for his last campaign stop on Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama made an appeal to voters in the swing state of Florida.
“We are going to get this done,” she told the crowd in Orlando Park Monday night, reminding supporters on the eve of the election that it’s “all on the line” Tuesday. ”Your president is nowhere near satisfied.”
“Together, slowly but surely, we have been pulling ourselves out of that hole that we started in,” Mrs. Obama said, casting her husband’s first term in office as a difficult but productive road to economic recovery.
Though she didn’t mention Republican nominee Mitt Romney, she warned against moving backward, touting her husband’s overhaul of the health care system and regulation of the financial industry.
She was joined on stage by Sen. Bill Nelson and Puerto Rican-born performer Ricky Martin. Nelson, who is leading in polls against his Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Connie Mack, made a pitch for support in Spanish.
Almost 4.5 million people in Florida have already cast ballots, taking advantage of early and absentee voting opportunities here. The latest data from the Florida Secretary of State’s office shows that Democrats have cast 1,915,630 votes – giving them a lead against Republicans, who have cast 1,747,977 votes.
But Michelle Obama warned that the president needs every vote he can get.
“Don’t let anybody push you out of line,” the first lady said, telling those who haven’t voted yet to get to the polls early. “Don’t let any delays deter you.”