AFRO Staff Writer
COLUMBIA, S.C. – On the eve of the celebration of the Rev. Martin Luther King’s birthday, Michelle Obama told hundreds here that her husband, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, would live up to the civil rights leader’s legacy if elected president.
“If you give us your support on Jan. 26, Obama will emerge as a president who will live what Dr. Martin Luther King and other civil rights leaders sacrificed for justice and equality for all,” she told the crowd gathered in the chapel at predominately-Black Benedict College.
“There is no other candidate who can boast of representing King’s sacrifice but my husband. I know, because I live in his dream everyday to make things better for all Americans.”
Barack Obama is the true candidate of change, she said.
“There is no other candidate who can boast of representing King’s sacrifice but my husband."
“We just didn’t start talking about becoming change agents for this campaign,” she told the crowd. “We have been change agents all of our lives. We don’t want our children to inherit the mess we are in now.”
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