- Posted September 5, 2012 by
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Sights and sounds of the DNC
1st Lady Hits It Over the Wall into Democrats' Hearts
Tonight First Lady Michelle Obama did what only she could do. Tonight at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, the First Lady re-introduced her husband, President Barack Obama, to not only the Democratic delegates, but to voters sitting at home watching their television screens.
While listening to the First Lady speak with such passion and pride, my mind went back to a little over 4 years ago when her husband was running to become president versus her husband now running to keep his office. At that time, the then candidate Obama's wife raised many eyebrows with many of her statements which seemed to say she was not a proud American. But tonight, I must say when listening to the First Lady, with all due respect from the old commercial from the 1960s, I kept thinking, "You've come a long way, baby."
Tonight instead of the woman who 4 years ago seemed unsure if she really wanted to be First Lady or whether she really wanted the father of her children to sit in the White House, we saw a woman who has grown in to a woman filled with pride and who has taken on her role as First Lady with gusto.
The First Lady did exactly what all expected she would do. She painted a picture of her husband as a man with a vision, but with roots back to a life of meager to modest means who rose above the adversity to sit in the Oval Office.
For Democrats, the First Lady had the choir on its feet and singing the "Hallelujah Chorus".
While much of her speech has been heard before, tonight the First Lady took on the persona of a woman dedicated to her children and her husband first and then to her country. The line that seemed to pull the hardest on the heart strings and touched every woman in the convention hall was when she said that her main job continued to be "Mom-in-Chief".
For the party faithful, tonight could not have been better. For the party faithful, the First Lady more than delivered.
Question is did it make a difference with the independents sitting at home still unsure which way to turn come November 6?
From the Cornfield, I bow to a woman who truly has become First Lady in America.