"So when people ask me whether being in the White House has changed my husband, I can honestly say that when it comes to his character, and his convictions and his heart, Barack Obama is still the same man I fell in love with all those years ago."
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"[Barack Obama] is the same man who started his career by turning down high-paying jobs and instead of working in struggling neighborhoods where a steel plant had shutdown, fighting to rebuild communities and get folks back to work. Because for Barack, success isn't about how much money you make. It is about the difference you make in people's lives."
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Front and Center
"Well today, after so many struggles and triumphs and moments that have tested my husband in ways I never could have imagined, and I have seen firsthand that being president does not change who you are. No, it reveals who you are."
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Round of Applause
"You see Barack and I were both raised by families that did not have much in the way of money or material possessions, but who had given us something far more valuable: their unconditional love, their unflinching sacrifice and the chance to go places they had never imagined for themselves."
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"Barack knows the American Dream because he's lived it. 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."
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"And I did not think it was possible, but let me tell you today, I love my husband even more than I did four years ago. Even more than I did 23 years ago when we first met."
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