Sandra Fluke Rallies Post-Limbaugh

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President Barack Obama, accompanied by Sandra Fluke, at a campaign event at the University of Colorado on Aug. 8, 2012, in Aurora, Colo.

Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law graduate whom conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh called a “slut” earlier this year for her advocacy of President Barack Obama’s mandate of insurance coverage for birth control, still is mad Republican Mitt Romney didn’t do more to condemn Limbaugh back then.

Today, Fluke introduced Obama, whom she supports, at a rally in Denver.

While Obama had defended her, she said, all Romney would say was that Limbaugh’s words weren’t the ones he would choose.

“Mr. Romney, you’re not going to be the candidate we choose,” she said. If Romney “can’t stand up to extreme voices” in the Republican Party now, she said, he could not be trusted as president.

Obama hugged Fluke as he took the stage. “She is one tough and poised young lady,” he said.

The Denver rally was a tryout of sorts for Fluke, who lives in California and may open for Obama at other events targeting female voters between now and November..

Obama has gained a widening advantage among female voters, and his campaign is targeting Romney with TV ads featuring women who portray Romney as a threat to their rights.

 

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