Mrs. Obama makes point Mr. Obama doesn’t

Michelle Obama said yesterday that if her husband doesn’t win Iowa, his candidacy will be "just a dream" and not a reality.

UPDATE:  Tommy Vietor (VEE-tor) of Obama’s Iowa campaign staff called at 12:15 p.m. to complain about this post.  He promised a transcript that he said would put the quote ABC used and led with in context. 

Here is what he emailed me:  “If Barack doesn’t win Iowa it’s just a dream, but if we win Iowa, then we can move the world as it should be. And we need your help in making that happen so join me. Show me that you’re ready – show me that you’re ready to stand with us – show me that you’re ready to pray with us – show me that that you’ll work hard everyday for the next 100 days to make that happen – and if you’re ready to your part – I know that we’ll not only change the face of this election but we can change the world (clapping)” 

Vietor alleged that in the run-up to the quote above, Michelle Obama was talking about hearing her husband speak for the first time in public, back when he was a community organizer in Chicago.  That is not included in what Vietor sent.  I’m also thinking Mrs. Obama said "to do your part" in the last bit of that quote, but I’ll go with the transcript Vietor sent.

UPDATE II:  Just to be clear, ABC got the quote right.

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.