DNCC Live Thread - Michelle Obama
by Todd Beeton, Mon Aug 25, 2008 at 06:26:40 PM EDT
The Michelle Obama bio video is up.
Michelle's Mom: "When she was younger, I remember how she looked up to us. Now, I look up to her."
Michelle's brother is introducing Michelle. "My name is Craig Robinson and Michelle Obama is my little sister."
"The only reason Michelle was willing to campaign at all was because Mom was there to stay home with the kids."
Michelle Obama is taking the stage...
Michelle Obama: Barack's secret weapon.
"They believed, like you and I believe, that America should be a place you can make it if you try."
"People like Hillary Clinton...APPLAUSE...who put those 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling, so that our daughters and sons can dream a little bigger and aim a little bigger and aim a little higher. People like Joe Biden, who's never forgotten where he came from and never stopped fighting for folks who work long hours and face long odds and need someone on their side again.
All of us driven by a simple belief that the world as it is just won't do. That we have an obligation to fight for the world as it should be. That is the thread that connects our hearts. That is the thread that runs through my journey and Barack's journey and so many other improbable journeys that have brought us here tonight, where the current of history meets this new tide of hope.
That is why I love this country."
Amazing speech, delivery was even better. Was she even reading it? The speech was delivered to us in the blogger lounge but it sort of never seemed as though she was reading.
The Obama girls came out and Barack appeared on the big screen. OK, maybe his daughters are his secret weapon. That was super cute.