First Lady: ‘Bring ... That Little Lazy Friend’ to Campaign for Obama

By Penny Starr | August 10, 2012 | 10:56 AM EDT

First Lady Michelle Obama speaking in Centennial, Colo., on June 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

( – Speaking at the University of Sciences in Philadelphia on Thursday, First Lady Michelle Obama encouraged attendees to recruit their "little lazy friend" to campaign for President Barack Obama’s reelection.

“And that’s why we have launched this wonderful effort that we’re calling It Takes One,” Mrs. Obama said. “It’s simple. It is as simple as it sounds. Every time you take action to move this campaign forward, we’re asking you to inspire just one more person to step up and do their part as well.

“So if you’re making calls, knocking on doors, bring that friend, that little lazy friend, bring them,” Mrs. Obama said. "Bring them.

“If you’re coming to an event, bring a neighbor who has never been involved, may be undecided. Bring them with you,” she added.

“When you’re voting early or on Election Day, find that person in your life; help them get to the polls,” Mrs. Obama said. “Find that one friend, that one colleague, that one person in your family.”