Speaking to a crowd of 5,700 at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, N.C., Michelle Obama said her husband has the experience, temperament and intellect to be president, The Raleigh News & Observer reported.
"The thing we have to understand in this race, North Carolina, is that Barack Obama is ready to lead," Michelle Obama said in her final stop on a campaign swing through the state prior to the May 6 Democratic primary.
"Barack has won more states, and he has won in all in kinds of states -- big states and small states, red states and blue states, and swing states. He won in primaries and caucuses," she said. "When was the last time you saw a candidate who could cobble together such diverse victories in states as Utah and Washington state, and Louisiana and Virginia, and Montana and Illinois?"