The most important speech of Hillary Clinton’s campaign didn’t come from Hillary Clinton. Hillary’s husband Bill Clinton didn’t deliver, and even President Barack Obama can’t take credit for having the top speech either.
On the night before Election Day, First Lady Michelle Obama delievered a speech in Philadelphia that could possibly humanize Hillary Clinton and put her in a great position to become America’s next president.
“We deserve a leader who sees the dignity and humanity in all of us, and who will encourage us to see the better angels in one another,” Michelle Obama said. “We deserve a leader who sees our diversity not as a threat, but as a blessing. (Applause.) A leader who sees us not as rich or poor, but as hardworking folks doing the best we can with what we’ve got. (Applause.) A leader who sees us not as Democrats and Republicans, but as neighbors and friends who all love this country, who sees us not just as black or white, immigrants or native-born, but as brothers and sisters who are infinitely worthy, all an important part of this great American story.”
While Donald Trump’s polarizing dispostion has created havoc, Michelle Obama has made a point to not mention Trump by name. However, she has used her platform to take vicious jabs at Trump.
“We believe that we have a duty to ensure that this country is handed over to a leader that we all can trust — a leader who takes this job seriously, someone who is truly ready to be Commander-in-Chief on day one,” she said. “We deserve a leader who will ensure that our daughters are safe and respected — (applause) — and that our sons understand that truly strong men are compassionate and kind. We deserve a leader who sees the dignity and humanity in all of us, and who will encourage us to see the better angels in one another. We deserve a leader who sees our diversity not as a threat, but as a blessing.”
The First Lady also did a great job of making Hillary relatable in a manner that she often found difficult achieve. “Tomorrow, with your vote, you can say that this country has always been great, that it is the greatest nation on Earth,” she said. “A country where a girl like me from the South Side of Chicago whose great-great grandfather was a slave can go to some of the finest universities on Earth. A country where the biracial son of a single mother form Hawaii and the son of a single mother from Hope, Arkansas, can both make it to the White House. (Applause.) A country where a passionate, outspoken young women, determined to do all the good she can, can go on to break the highest, hardest glass ceiling and become our President. That is the power you have and the history you could make tomorrow.”