Michelle Obama may not be the president of the United States, but she certainly knows how to command a room.
The First Lady delivered her final campaign speech tonight as she helped open the floor during day one of the Democratic National Convention. With so much interest in Michelle’s 2008 DNC speech (because it was just heard again last week through the spirit of Melania Trump), America was ready to hear how and if Mrs. Obama would respond during her convention speech for the current election. And as expected, she delivered it flawlessly and with plenty of poise.
Focused on America’s “sons and daughters,” FLOTUS invited DNC attendees – and those watching at home – to hear her story of the United States’ First Daughters – her children. “It’s hard to believe that it has been 8 years since I first came to this convention, and told you why i thought my husband should be president,” Obama said powerfully. She went on to illustrate her experiences as a mother in the 21st, and the thoughts that ran through her head as Sasha and Malia left their new home to attend their first day of school in a new city. “I will never forget that winter morning at 7 and 10 years old…I watched as they piled into those black SUVS with men holding guns and thinking to myself what have we become?”
Michelle went on to speak to a near-silent Wells Fargo Center as she reminded America that “when someone acts like a bully, you don’t stoop to their level. When they go low, we go high.” The First Lady used the concepts of war and bigotry and education and violence to remind the United States that this election is about “our children.”
After letting everyone know “in this election, I’m with her,” FLOTUS went on to explain exactly why she’s supporting Hillary Clinton. “Hillary understands that the president is about one thing and one thing only. It’s about leaving something for our kids.”
“I want a president who will teach our children that everyone in this country matters. And when crisis hits, we don’t turn against each other. No. We listen to each other. We lean on each other because we are always stronger together.”
Watch a snippet of Michelle Obama’s speech below.
Positioning her speech and her political endorsement behind the importance of children, Michelle educated American on how far we have come as a country while reminding them how much farther we have to go.
“I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters – two beautiful, intelligent, black young women – playing with their dogs on the White House lawn. Because of Hillary Clinton my daughters, and all our sons and daughters, now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States.” She went on to say, Iin this election, we cannot sit back and hope everything works for the best…Between now and November, we need to do what we did 8 years ago and 4 years ago – we need to knock on every door…we need to pour every last ounce of our love and strength for this country into making Hillary Clinton the next president of the United States.”
By the time the First Lady’s speech was done, even FOX News’ commentators were impressed. “That’s the best speech she’s ever given!”
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