Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Impassioned speech by First Lady Michelle Obama highlights community, values at DNC

Charlotte, NC - By the end of her speech, First Lady Michelle Obama did more than vouch for her husband's love of country. A speech filled with personal appeal and political savvy, First Lady Obama made a name for herself as a political powerhouse in the Democratic Party. Reviews seemed unanimously positive as one commentator, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, proclaimed that he had just witnessed the "best speech-maker in the history of the First Ladyship." The First Lady gave an impassioned defense of the values both she and her husband share, crafting a narrative of an American dream that places priority on community and opportunity for all of its citizens:

"So, in the end, for Barack these issues aren't political, they're personal. Because Barack knows what it means when a family struggles. He knows what it means to want something more for your kids and your grandkids. Barack knows the American dream because he's lived it. And he wants everyone in this country - everyone - to have the same opportunity no matter who we are, or where we're from, or what we look like, or who we love. And, he believes that, when you've worked hard and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you - no, you reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed."