Monday, August 25, 2008


Michelle Obama delivered a dynamic opening night speech... setting a clear, "we are family" tone for the 2008 Democratic Convention. The wife of presumptive presidential nominee, Barack Obama, did what she needed to do, which was to reintroduce herself and, in her own style and words, present who she is to the American public.

After having endured a rough and bumpy start in the media the past few months, Michelle Obama spoke of their family's down home roots, her deep love for her children, and her admiration and love for her husband during her fiery keynote address in Denver.

Giving a hat tip to Senator Hillary Clinton and making a forthright effort to appease the 18 million people who voted for her husband's chief rival, Mrs. Obama said:

"I stand here today at the crosscurrents of that history - knowing that my piece of the American Dream is a blessing hard won by those who came before me. People like Hillary Clinton, 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 higher."

All in all, Michelle Obama demonstrated that she is one tough sister-girl, who will not waver, become weak-in-the-knees or bow at crunch time!

According to Christine Warnke, a Washington, DC attorney and superdelegate to the convention:

"Michelle electrified this place. You could see on the faces of many of the women in the arena that she was connecting with them, as quite a few were moved to tears. Michelle was charismatic, yet graceful. And her overall presence was powerful. She came off extremely well. I think, if given the chance to serve as America's First Lady, she will work tirelessly to break that stained glass ceiling for minorities and for women".

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