Michelle Obama at the DNC “We’re Just Like You”

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

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.





Filed under Barack Obama, Democrats, Obama, Politics, Presidential Race 2008

2 responses to “Michelle Obama at the DNC “We’re Just Like You”

  1. Tom — great coverage. If you are looking for the video, C-SPAN has it up and available to embed on its Convention Hub site here: http://www.c-span.org/politics/DNC08. We have also linked a few of your pieces, keep up the great work!


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  2. gyma

    But, but, but Karl Rove said Michelle didn’t quite show the country that she really, really loves this country.

    What a tool.

    I watched the Charlie Rose show today (a repeat from the late night one) and the pundits or whatever they call themselves, think Obama’s biggest obstacle to getting elected is that people don’t know him “in their gut.”

    It was the re-hashing of who would you rather have a beer with, GWB or John Kerry. And look how well that turned out.

    Is it just me or does anyone else have a problem with the notion that people vote based on what kind of neighbor the candidate would be?


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