Michelle Obama stepped to the podium with the intention of endearing America to her husband Barack. She left the stage representing a passionate love of life, dedication and honor for her entire family. She spoke of her Mom, her Dad, her very successful brother and of course her love for Barack.
Her speech was as emotionally explosive as it was hardcore peace.
Yeah, she said what she was supposed to in professing her love for her country, yeah there were eyes not dry with the salt of the most hopeful and optimistic seas, but Michelle went over and beyond the script and smashed all the personal invectives shot her and her husband’s way…
but they have endured and remained positive.
The scene after her speech when Barack and Michelle’s daughters joined her on the stage as Barack appeared on the video screen hit me hard as a dad. You got a great sense there of just how proud Malia and Sasha are of their father. This moment should be one that’s broadcast for years during future DNC’s because it wasn’t scripted. It was a genuine moment that can’t be criticized.
It was simply normal. Isn’t that what it should all be about?
There was also a pride I personally felt to see a Black family being showcased with so much at stake and they blew it away.
Pundits and the like are trying to find anything that will expose a weakness. When it comes to Michelle Obama, there is none. She’s poised to go down as one of the most charismatic and influential first ladies in recent time–if not ever–because she’s successful in her own right and is nothing fake.
She even gave some words of honor to Hillary Clinton in a true expression of what this country should be all about–unity. Does Hillary deserve those words? Probably not. Like I said on a radio show last weekend, I lopped of her proverbial head with all the Bobby Kennedy assassination references. It’s crazy how that is all immaterial now and there’s this sympathy for Clinton. I guess America sides with Hillary on some points and that’s unfortunate. This convention should not be about her inclusion for her and her supporters personal comfort and security. This is Barack Obama’s moment and nothing should overshadow what is new and what could shoot an entire generation of children to aspire not the stars, but everything and anything beyond.
Clinton speaks tonight in a moment that could very much decide the election. Behave yourself Hillary. Your anger should be directed at your husband and your advisers, not Barack or Michelle Obama. You have loyalists whom are actually going to vote for the opposition.
Suck it up, stop pouting, be a woman and handle your business real, right and exact tonight.
Michelle Obama is definitely disparate of the former first lady.
Michelle is beautiful strength, smart confidence and most importantly, a real Mom. She’s the type of mother we should all want–if we don’t already have.
You can see the moments pushing their daughters on the swings while their book bags lay in the grass. You can see the diligence of helping them with their homework. You can see the tough love that will make them be.
There was no nanny influence on the stage, that was the heart and wisdom of Michelle shining through the light of those two beautiful personalities. We should all be lucky as parents and God bless them for it. There was nothing Washington fake about Maya and Sasha. They didn’t put on pandering pretty faces just for the sake of their father. How many children do you know of–outside of your own–that would behave as well as Malia and Sasha in that moment?
These are the moments I always want to reference. That moment could be something that spurs those two children to undeniable success and in saying this, my intent is not to disrespect what Michelle and Barack have done already to ensure aforementioned success.
These are the real soul model moments.
Michelle gave America something it should have already known. If you give a strong Black woman a platform to show here wares, she will not disappoint, in fact she will blossom even more than she already has in a time when a lot of women would have wilted. The Obama family is under the microscope and last night, they passed the lab with correct math.
The one thing that will be remembered about this election is that Barack has kept cool and brushed his shoulders off when the opposition has attacked–and they have attacked from all angles. America should simply look at that fact and understand what type of man they are getting in office, for we should all be tired of the negative.
The scrutiny heaped upon Barack and Michelle has not divided the party–or a nation–but galvanized a loving union that was already cultured, strong and real.
Thank you Michelle.
Barack’s sister Maya Soetoro spoke as well