Michelle Obama has been jetting all across the country stumping for Democrat candidates but several times now has shown a penchant for confusion. Among other mistakes, this week she lost track of whom she was talking about in Colorado.
Michelle took the stage at a rally in Denver, Colorado to give incumbent Democrat Senator Mark Udall a boost, but during her remarks, Obama made a blunder about Udall’s birthplace.
“As a fifth-generation Coloradoan, Mark understands what makes this state special,” Obama said from the dais. “He understands the values of independence and fairness, all the things here folks believe in.”
That would have been a great line except for the fact that Udall wasn’t born in Colorado. His Republican opponent was.
As it happens, Udall was born in Arizona, son of famous Arizona Senator Mo Udall who represented the Grand Canyon State for over 30 years.
It is Udall’s opponent, Colorado Congressman Cory Gardner, who was born in Colorado, and Gardner has frequently emphasized his five generations of Colorado Gardners in his own stump speeches.
This isn’t Michelle Obama’s first flub on the campaign trail. Last week Obama made another gaffe when stumping for embattled Iowa Senate candidate, Democrat Bruce Braley.
Obama referred to Braley as “Bruce Bailey.” Not just once–she did it seven times.
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