One of the best part of Michelle Obama speech was that it had none of the nastiness that often contaminates politics. She didn't insult Mitt or engage in petty politics. She just spoke from the heart with grace humility and class. Proud moment to be an American when you hear a speech like that.
Interesting to note, The end of Michelle Obama's speech drove 28,003 Tweets-per-minute at its peak. While Mitt Romney peaked at 14,289 TPM (of course one must take into account the Handicap for Romney in that half the GOP demographic considers the Victrola high-tec)
To be fair, Mitt's actualy been winning the social media mentions many weeks over Obama.
Of course, they don't tell you if what's being said is negative or positive.
If these forums are a microcosm, it's 99% Romney rant.
Didn't mean to digress, however.
FLOTUS hit it out of the park.
I also liked the film FIRST FAMILY/FAMILY FIRST, her doing pushups with Ellen, the "Let's Move" movement, meeting with military families.
Like her husband, she's done a lot that she doesn't seem to get credit for.
Ah you mean just like Ann Romney did and got attacked for it? Even on this very site? "she was stiff and unemotional" "did you see that dress? must have cost $10,000". Makes me ask, did the First Lady dress in rags?
I suppose you couldn't keep the nastiness you seemed to admire of the First Lady out of YOUR little snit. Actually, the GOP know what twitter is, they just don't feel the need for the world to know every little movement they make. They are comfortable with themselves, they don't need to have thousands of followers for self-esteem.
Did Ann moved the American people when she spoke? All I am saying is the First Ladys speech was full of Compassion, relatability, and authenticity all that was resonated tonight at DNC. Go read what the people are saying. Sorry but I dont remember the population being so moved after Ann's speech.
itchell Obama is one amazing women and it is always a special moment to be able to hear her speak. A true role model for the women of this great country!.
So... on topic ... what did you think? I mean YOU, not what other people said, what other media said, what other people said about Ann Romney. What did YOU think of it if you saw it?
Twitter @gov says the whole #RNC netted 4 million tweets. #DNC just broke 3 million in one night.
Why would they care about something that's free when they've got Super PACS funding billions of attack ads. Makes perfect sense!
Too bad most of them are fake.
http://news.yahoo.com/obama-13-million- … 23372.html
Unfortunately, both parties and candidates have fake followers. That does not mean they were all purchased, people make fake accounts all the time. It shows how Twitter really doesn't mean a thing. That being said, a large number of my followers tweeted about it.
But to get back on topic, I went to bed before her speech. I'll play it back later.
"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."
Loved her entire speech.
I heard the line on the news that when you are a success you do not slam the door shut behind you but you reach back and help others like others helped you...
I haven't heard the speech yet, but I plan to. I think it's fair to say that MO is every bit the great orator that her husband is, however.
It's too bad, however, that great oration skills do not translate into great ideas and policies.
Yes, a statement that reflects the values of a great many people.
Very inspiring. I was proud of her. I thought many of the speakers were inspiring and engaging, but she managed to genuinely connect with those who genuinely listened to her words. It was an exciting first night.
I thought her speech was great - inspriring and uplifting. She's a much better orator than Ann R. I thought the FLOTUS looked great, too. Wish I had her arms and shoulders!
Obama should get a bounce just from Michelle's speech. I've never much liked the FLOTUS personally, but I saw a different side of her in her oration.
Are you really discussing inconsequential people like Michelle Obama and Ann Romney and arguing about who gets more tweets? The debt is over 16 Trillion now and this failure of a President has contributed to it more than any other one before him. Please don't vote, hairstyles really are not important.
I'm voting for Romney. That doesn't mean I can't appreciate a good speech from the "other team." lol
No - I haven't heard either of the two ladies speak as of yet. Last evening I was
at the Regal Cinema watching - Obama 2016. It was recommended in a newspaper
column by a local gentleman as a must see. A major documentary that I also recommend one should go see before November if it comes to your local theatre. An eye & mind opener, full of surprises. It will help with making a decision one way or another - however - whichever way you may look at it.
NBC's Chuck Todd, the second most flaming network R after Brokaw, has got to be biting though the inside of his cheeks as he admits this:
Todd: First Lady captures audience like no other convention speaker
NBC News chief White House correspondent, Chuck Todd, describes the reaction to First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech from the perspective of the delegates on the floor of the convention, saying she owned the audience like no one has yet this convention season.
Todd also notes that the energy at the DNC is rooted in passion for President Obama, whereas the energy at the RNC was not rooted in passion for Mitt Romney but passion against President Obama.
I read in a tweet that the Dem speakers INSPIRE passion whereas the Rep speakers INCITE passion.
In both cases the subject of the passion is Obama.
If they succeed in 'hating" him out of office, they'll still be left with a candidate no one likes.
They'll have to finally wake up to his draconian policies which they only paid marginal attention to. They were too busy repeating the Koch-funded propaganda.
And when the rank and file American wakes up to the reality of what his gullibility has wrought, he's still gonna be INCITED. Because he's still not gonna have a job, and now he's not gonna have a government safety net, either. But on the bright side, he can always sign up and go over to fight for Israel against Iran.
And will they be upset when they find out he can't balance the budget by 2013
Of course not.
That will either
1. be blamed on Obama (it's going to take decades to pull us back from the brink Obama put us on), or
2. disappear into the ether as they distract into new (or retread) areas with the latest fear-inciting, divisive blame game. Gotta keep the haters focused on hating the enemy so their wonderful leaders can work their voodoo at the top..
We could have some fun here and predict what will be the next big THANG.
Will it be illegal immigrants stealing Americans' jobs? Russia returning to Cold War power? Lazy college students getting a free ride from the taxpayers?
Why do people like to use the word "hate" when talking about those who oppose Obama?
Wanting a different candidate has more to do with wanting change - than hating. I don't hate Obama - I just don't think he's a good president.
Nobody I know hates Obama - that's so childish.
It's our right and duty to vote for the candidate we feel will do the best job. All the 'hate' talk that liberals spread around makes me wonder if they don't choose their candidates based on emotionalism - rather than logic.
Now this one inspires passion, he answered all issues on all fronts! Clinton nailed it!
For those who didn't get to watch it! I watched football..
http://www.nytimes.com/video/2012/09/06 … eech-.html
This is the 2nd time I've seen you refer to Todd as an R. From what I've read, he's a D - or, at least, he led a D campaign. He was also awarded 4th most liberal journalist in the US. As for Brokaw, he claims to be an I, but on camera to Matt Lauer, he referred to the Democratic party as "our party."
Regardless of my opinion of her husband, I have always admired Michelle Obama.
I think that no matter which way this race goes, she will continue to be held in high esteem and influence people in good ways.
Michelle has already done her share of derogatory speech toward America. It's time she makes up for it and realizes she was born into a decent country with great education, and modern plumbing, and appreciates the USA.
I did not witness any love of country in the speech....more like a simple rationalization of how much she and Barack care but only on the basis of change. This couple will toss all of America out the back door like cold bath water if it serves their needs in the march to socialist Americana. This election is our one opportunity to wake up from this bad dream and see through not only his words but hers in terms of the intent. ~WB
She talked about how Barack HAD lived the American dream, even to me, a Brit, she was clearly stating they loved the US.
How then do you categorize MO's work with military families?
I am scratching my head wondering if you heard the same speech that the rest of us did. If you are not an Obama fan that is fine but I find it curious that you did not witness any love of country in her words, claim she is walking some socialist march and to make it all even worse to question her intent.
And above and beyond, I found it refreshing that First Lady talked to us NOT at us.
I honestly think Michelle Obama is a phony through and through.
My favorite line in her speech was when she said being president does not change a person but rather reveals who that person really is, I cried, she is a wonderful human being and an awesome mom. Seeing both of their meager beginnings shows that they do really understand the middle class, just having paid off student loan debt themselves, they understand the plight of the working class American. I know I feel ever more confident with my choice.
I think there's a difference in listening to a political speaker if we already have made up our minds that we don't like the person. We don't really 'listen', we analyze or simply criticize. I can't stand Mitt Romney, nor believe what he says, so when he speaks, I hear his lies and deception. Others who support him hear something quite different.
I very much heard Michelle's love of country throughout her speech.
http://www.upworthy.com/michelle-obama- … ent?c=ufb1
I just wanted to say that I watched Ann Romney and was equally moved for different reasons. She did an amazing job showing a human side of her husband that I would have never guessed. I thought she was wonderful and seemed a very genuine warm lady. I think it's just sad that so many conservatives can not stop the rhetoric even to give credit where credit is due. Par for the course I'm afraid.
I'm certain that much of it is still a reactionary response to this thread:
Just read the hate there from the left for Ann Romney, not even for anything she SAID, some just for her choice of a dress. Despicable.
I did not see either lady speak I'm sorry to say. I work those hours. I did manage to catch a vid of Ann Romney's speech and since I'm off work tomorrow, I will watch the First Lady's too.
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