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Dem convention: Michelle speaks to delegates

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Monday, August 25th, 2008 at 8:18 pm in 2008 presidential election, Democratic politics, Political conventions, women in politics.

Michelle Obama, wife of presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama, charmed and wooed delegates in the final moments of the convention’s first night, telling the personal story of her and her husband’s courtship and a wife’s view of the man she loves.

But the Obama’s two young daughters veered off script, which is not allowed unless you are under the age of 10.

Onw of the girls asked,”Daddy, where are you?” at the end of their mom’s speech when the magic of technology brought Barack into the Pepsi Center via live satellite feed. Barack was in Kansas City at the private home of a local family introduced as the Gerardos.

The delegates loved the speech, which Michelle delivered flawlessly. Regardless of your political views, Michelle is unquestionably a modern woman who balances work, motherhood and now, a husband running for president.

Here is a quick clip of the moment when she walked out on stage. (Somebody spent a lot of time making these signs!)

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  • Dan

    Michelle nailed that speech and was very effective in reaching common people last night