Best Parts of Michelle Obama’s Appearance at the Democratic Convention

The mom-in-chief owned the convention floor Tuesday evening.

First lady Michelle Obama’s speech was a show-stopper at the Democratic National Convention, and it began with her dress, which so impressed the public and media that the right-leaning Wall Street Journal opened up their glowing critique of her speech by devoting an entire story to the dress, the African American who designed it and how it highlighted Obama’s famously toned arms. The Washington Post said Obama gave “a superb speech” while CNN gave her kudos for making an emotional connection with the audience.

Here are some of the best parts of Michelle Obama’s appearance the Democratic National Convention.

1. Lauding her husband for being the embodiment of the American Dream.

“Barack knows the American Dream because he’s lived it,” Michelle Obama said, “and he wants everyone in this country to have that 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 . . . you reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.”

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks

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