Courtesy of Vanity Fair:
As perhaps the last Democrat who could do no wrong in the eyes of the American people, Michelle Obama brought a divided audience to their feet in Philadelphia by urging the country to vote for Hillary Clinton, speaking not just as the First Lady, but as a mother of two daughters who could not let a certain “bully” become president.
“Barack [Obama] and I think about every day as we try to guide and protect our girls through the challenges of this unusual life in the spotlight,” she said. “How we urge them to ignore those who question their father’s citizenship or faith. How we insist that the hateful language they hear from public figures on TV does not represent the true spirit of this country. How we explain that once someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you don’t stoop to their level. No, our motto is, ‘when they go low, we go high.’ With every word we utter, with every action we take, we know our kids are watching us.”
Obama never mentioned Donald Trump by name. But as she spoke about the need to elect a president with whom they could entrust the future of their children, she heavily hinted that someone “angry or disillusioned,” who liked to swear and degrade people, could not be a role model to young Americans.
She was incredibly inspirational, incredibly poised, and incredibly effective.
And yet as you can hear in the video even she was booed by those who will never be satisfied.
For me I was at times almost overwhelmed with emotion as once again I was reminded of just how perfect our first family is. Especially when compared to those on the other side of the aisle fighting to replace them.
We have been honored to have a magnificent President, a magnificent First Lady, and a magnificent eight years of Democratic leadership.
And that is why we need, and deserve eight more years of it.