Maria Shriver Endorses Obama at UCLA Rally
(l-r) Caroline Kennedy, Oprah Winfrey, Maria Shriver, Maria Elena Durazo, Michelle Obama
"If Barack Obama was a state," California's First Lady said, "he'd be California."
The ecstatic crowd at the 3/4-full Pauley Pavilion punctuated each of Maria Shriver's follow-up descriptors with a resounding "YEAH!"
"Diverse, open, smart, independent, bucks tradition. Innovative. Inspirational. Dreamer. Leader."
Michelle Obama's lengthy introduction for Maria Shriver had everyone looking around. The crowd erupted when Shriver appeared (see the video below). "I woke up at 7:30 this morning and just felt I had to be here," she said. "I told my daughter, 'I feel like I should be at UCLA today." To which Katherine Schwarzenegger replied, "...if you think you can change just one person... if you think you can make a difference, then go."