What a speech made by Michelle Obama last night .
There were so many quotable moments throughout her entire speech. For a woman who wanted to stay away from the political limelight, she sure is making her presence known over the last 4 years and especially last night at the convention. She painted President Obama in a light that we (the public) never see. She made mention of their early years, where they had nothing but love and a dream. She talked about her husband pulling his favorite table out of the trash and wearing shoes that are a size too small when they didn't have much. These stories makes him seem more 'real' (whether you think he fits the title of president is besides the point.)
Let's face it, no matter who is elected, they have huge shoes to fill and years upon years of misguided choices to repair, but there is something about our current first family that is electric.
She said something in her speech that really stood out to me:
"Today, after so many struggles and triumphs and moments that have tested my husband in ways I never could have imagined, I have seen firsthand that being president doesn't change who you are – it reveals who you are."
It's so true. Being in the spotlight only exaggerates whatever you have inside of you. Your character is on display for all to see under a microscope. And President Obama has been thoroughly tested. It's never easy being the first to do something. And as the first Black President he had a lot weighing on his shoulders. But I think he stayed true to who he was and is.
I don't know if he'll get re-elected for another term. But I think he needs to be, because there is no way anyone could have made the amount of change people expected of him in that short period of time.
I would love to hear your thoughts about her speech and what you think it means to the presidential election.
Please refrain from attacking any presidential candidate on a personal level. But instead lets talk about the issues at hand and start a meaningful dialogue.
In case you missed it, here's a video clip of her speech.
Also, Ebony.com has transcribed her speech and you can read it here: