Michelle Obama Captivates with Well-Received Convention Speech
First Lady delivered a warm, well-received speech at the opening night of the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night.
Her speech drew sharp contrast between the struggles and policies of her husband versus his challanger; all while never actually mentioning Mitt Romney’s name once.
“But the point was clear as she weaved a tapestry of their early years together, when money was tight and times were tough, when they were ‘so in love, and so in debt.’ She reminisced about the man who now occupies the Oval Office pulling his favorite coffee table out of the trash and wearing dress shoes that were a size too small. And she told stories about a president who still takes time to eat dinner with his daughters nearly every night, answering their questions about the news and strategizing about middle-school friendships.
With a mix of personal anecdotes and policy talk, Mrs. Obama’s speech was by far her most political yet.
‘Today, after so many struggles and triumphs and moments that have tested my husband in ways I never could have imagined, I have seen firsthand that being president doesn’t change who you are – it reveals who you are,’ she said.
To that end, the first lady painted a portrait of a leader who knows first-hand the struggles of everyday Americans, who listens to them as president, and who pushes an agenda with their interests in mind.”
Check out the full speech below:
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