Standing strong in a rose-colored Tracy Reese dress, First Lady Michelle Obama delivered a rousing speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention Tuesday night. For nearly 30-minutes, Mrs. Obama electrified the crowd as she spoke about strength, family and love.
To the 17,000 attendees and the millions watching at home, Mrs. Obama vouched for her husband’s character and carefully explained why he deserved another four years in office. “After so many struggles and triumphs and moments that have tested my husband in ways I never could have imagine, I have seen firsthand that being president doesn’t change who you are —it reveals who you are,” she said.
For those questioning President Obama’s leadership and his ability to bring the promised change, Mrs. Obama assured them to never lose faith. “Change is hard, and change is slow, and it never happens all at once,” she said with confidence. “But eventually we get there, we always do.”
Before exiting the stage, Mrs. Obama pointed out that the issues President Obama tackled over his first term weren’t political, but personal. “Barack knows the American Dream because he’s lived it,” said Mrs. Obama. “He wants everyone in this country to have that same opportunity, no matter who we are, or where we’re from, or what we look like, or who we love.”
Relive the magic of the First Lady’s speech above and share how you’re inspired and reenergized for the 2012 presidential election.