The beautiful first lady Michelle Obama delivered one of the best speeches of the DNC last night. Poised and prepared, with a clear agenda to remind voters of just why they voted in 2008 for her husband. Here are the top seven quotes from Obama’s speech.
“For Barack, success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the differences you make in people’s lives.”
“And I didn’t think that it was possible, but let me tell you today, I love my husband even more than I did four years ago, even more than I did 23 years ago, when we first met.”
“He didn’t care whether it was the easy thing to do politically. No, that’s not how he was raised — he cared that it was the right thing”
“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.”
“We learned about gratitude and humility – that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean…and we were taught to value everyone’s contribution and treat everyone with respect.”
“I have seen firsthand that being president doesn’t change who you are – it reveals who you are.”
“If so many brave men and women could wear our country’s uniform and sacrifice their lives for our most fundamental rights…then surely we can do our part as citizens of this great democracy to exercise those rights…surely, we can get to the polls and make our voices heard on Election Day.”