Originally I hadn’t planned to mention this but then I remembered that my parents always taught me to never look a gift election metaphor in the mouth, so here goes:
“On Monday I led by example: I mailed in my ballot early,” she said. “I voted for Barack Obama. And I did it because I want to spend Election Day really working to turn out the vote, and that’s something that you may want to think about doing.”
Mrs. Obama continued: “Early voting is important because it gives you that convenience, truly — especially students with busy schedules, families with busy lives.
“You wake up on Election Day — you might have a cold, babysitter gets sick, it’s raining, car broke down, I mean I could go on — toilet overflowing,” she said, to a laughing audience. “There are so many ways to mess up a day when you don’t have a lot of time.”
The pitch has gone from “Change We Can Believe In” to “In Case Your Sh*tter’s Clogged” in just four short years.
Hopefully November 6th brings about an epic flush.