JACKSONVILLE Fla.-- With less than a week left before the election, First Lady Michelle Obama arrived in the crucial city of Jacksonville Thursday to fight for four more years for her husband.
With a song from Stevie Wonder and a dance from the crowd, Mrs. Obama ran into the Prime Osborn Convention Center to greet a roaring crowd of nearly 5,000.
Mrs. Obama spoke at length about her love for the President.
"This man, all the compassion and commitment that's why I fell in love with him all those years ago," she told a sea of supporters. "It was his character, it was his commitment to helping otthers."
The First Lady also discussed the issues that matter to her husband.
"When you worked hard and have done well and you finally walked through that doorway of opportunity here's what you don't do; you don't slam it shut behind you," she said. "You reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed."
But mostly, the First Lady spoke about the vote, and its significance in the River City.
"Just a few of you here, you could swing an entire precinct for Barack Obama," she told her audience. "If we win enough precincts we could win the state and we will be on our way to four more years in the White House."
Those in the crowd heard Mrs. Obama's message loud and clear.
"We're actually going to vote now," said Obama supporter, Heather Hodges. "Every vote counts, and too many people think it doesn't matter. I'm just one person and it does matter."
The First Lady's visit to Jacksonville was the first of three she made Thursday in Florida. She followed up with stops in Daytona Beach and in Miami.