2008 Michelle Obama’s Speech
posted by August 26 at 8:30 AMon
The full video is after the jump.
If you’ve been following the campaign, or even if you’re just curious about Michelle Obama, this is an absolute must-see. I was watching from a downstairs cabaret lounge in Denver that has been turned over to gavel-to-gavel coverage (with drinks!) of the convetion. A guy sitting next to me said at one point: “She’s killing it.” Absolutely true.
This was the best speech Michelle Obama has ever given, and I’d venture to say the best speech/performance we’ve seen from a First Lady or potential First Lady in my lifetime—and maybe ever (and, for those of you accusing me in the comments of being overly-gushy, this is actually not as big a compliment as it may sound; First Ladies and potential First Ladies have only been expected to take on roles like this in recent decades).
Also, since Michelle paid tribute to Hillary Clinton in the speech, it’s worth noting: The speech was far, far better than any speech Hillary Clinton ever gave during her campaign.
Speaking of Clinton… she’s up tonight, addressing the convention in prime time. Whatever she ends up saying, Michelle Obama is going to be a tough act to follow.