Web Reacts to Michelle Obamas DNC Speech
Um, people are impressed. Links, quotes, videos everything after the jump.
Posted on 9/5/2012
via Bobby Finger
Important quotes from In Other News:
Like so many American families, our families weren’t asking for much. They didn’t begrudge anyone else’s success or care that others had much more than they did. In fact, they admired it. They simply believed in that fundamental American promise: if you don’t start out with much, if you work hard and do what you’re supposed to do, you should be able to build a decent life for yourself, and an even better one for your kids and grandkids.
For Barack, these issues aren’t political: they’re personal. Because Barack knows what it means when a family struggles. He knows what it means to want something more from your kids and grandkids. Barack knows the American dream because he’s lived it. And he wants everyone in this country — everyone — to have the same opportunity no matter who we are, or where we’re from, or what we look like, or who we love. And he believes that when you’ve worked hard and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. No, you reach back and give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.
“If farmers and blacksmiths could win independence from an empire; if immigrants could leave behind everything they knew for a better life on our shores; if women could be dragged to jail for seeking the vote; if a generation could defeat a Depression and define greatness for all time; if a young preacher could lift us to the mountaintop with his righteous dream; and if proud Americans can be who they are and boldly stand at the altar with who they love, then surely, SURELY we can give everyone in this country a fair chance at that great American dream.”
More great quotes here.
Andrew Sullivan collecrs the Twitter reaction, as well as the Blogger reaction to Michelle Obama's speech. Conservative Jonah Goldbrg makes a very important point about the actual outcome of the speech:
I thought as a political speech it was excellent and did nearly everything she needed it to do. She was more comfortable and convincingly passionate than Ann Romney and made not only a defense of her husband the man (where Ann also excelled) but also of her husband’s policies (where Ann Romney was largely silent, if memory serves). Will it convince anyone already leaning against Obama to change their mind, I sincerely doubt it. Will it win back a few waverers? Quite possibly. Will it fire up the Democratic base? Absolutely.
via Brooklyn Mutt
Finally, a really nice picture of the President and his daughters watching from home...
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