First Lady Michelle Obama rallies support for her husband in DNC address
Charlotte, NC, United States (4E) – For First Lady Michelle Obama, her husband is not just a loving husband and father but he is also a man that can be trusted to revive the country’s weak economy as president.
The First Lady, whose speech made no mention of party politics, lengthily described her and her husband’s — President Barack Obama — humble beginnings, offering a sharp contrast to Romney’s privileged life, which many Democrats describe as out of reach of America’s reality. She was in tears after delivering the speech.
Along with other speakers in the opening day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, she disputed claims by Republicans that the president cannot run on his own record and cited his controversial health care reform law as one of his best achievements during his first four years in office.
More than a defense of his record, the first lady’s address aimed to reintroduce Obama’s character and will through their personal stories and gave those who supported him during his campaign in 2008 another reason to do so again. She paints her husband as someone who can stay really focused despite all the noise created by the campaign.
She reveals that the president keeps telling her that the change his administration is trying to achieve is difficult and does not happen all at once but eventually it will.
While her address tackled the differences between her husband and the GOP presidential nominee, it was mostly intended to reassure American voters that Obama holds the same values as most of them like optimism, hard work and perseverance.