Jun 20, 2012 7:24 PM by Lacey Steele

Michelle Obama talks about the American Dream in Pueblo

First Lady Michelle Obama creates a buzz in Pueblo.

She is campaigning for her husband.

Colorado is among several key battleground states, so we found out more from Mrs. Obama from the rally at the state fairgrounds.

Long lines waiting to get a glimpse of the First Lady, and cheers went up as she entered the room.

Her main focus was the American dream.

"So understand, your president knows what it means when a family struggles," said Mrs. Obama. "He knows what it means to work hard because you want something better for your kids."

She talked about the president's family, like his grandmother who she says worked hard to give him everything.

Plus she spoke about how her and her husband endured student loans like many struggle with now.

"So when it comes time to stand up for our children, and our workers, and our families, you know what my husband is going to do," said Mrs. Obama.

Not far from the First Lady, right outside the state fairgrounds, protesters held a rally against the president.

"I just think that the nation's headed in the wrong direction, and I want to do my part to get people to understand that we need to change the leadership in this country," said Larry Wagner, a protester.

"To open people's eyes that these economic policies are wrong," said Chairman of the Republican Party in Pueblo. "We are on the wrong pathway and the wrong track."

Back over at the campaign, Mrs. Obama stressed the importance of voting and said this election could be decided by only thousands of votes.

"So Pueblo, we cannot turn back now," said Mrs. Obama. "We have come so far, but we have so much more work to do."

With that she asked one more question.

"Are you in?" she asked to cheers from the crowd.

The Obama girls, Sasha and Malia, were also in Pueblo Wednesday.

We're told the first family ate lunch at Nachos and later stopped for ice cream at Taffy's.



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