Michelle Obama’s speech was heartfelt, passionate and executed very well. She did what she had to do to portray her husband as a “regular” American with an exotic name. I do not believe the speech will make much of a difference in November, but speeches like this can help add to a positive perception of the candidate. Honestly, I’m not sure what we should expect a prospective first spouse to say in a speech at a National Convention. I’m not even really sure why they speak? They aren’t the ones we are electing… but I digress. The speech was good and probably helped in a small way re-shape Obama as a regular guy to some people, perhaps even Clinton supporters and/or undecided voters.