Here is the thread where you will be able to read about Michelle Obama DNC Convention speech. We will be live blogging the speech and adding a video as soon one is available.

Michelle Obama, wife of the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party for the Presidency of the United States Barack Obama, will open the Democratic National Convention with a prime time keynote speech on the first night of the convention. The speech is reported to be an intimate introduction of who her husband is. She will talk about his childhood and his journey from his boyhood in Hawaii and Indonesia to the nomination for United States President.

I’m sure she’ll be explaining how he was raised by a single mother who worked hard, was on welfare and food stamps. How he managed to rise above those dire circumstances to become who he is today. I imagine that she’ll leave out the part about how he went to the most expensive and exclusive private school in the country and how he lived with his mother and step father in Indonesia for a few years and then was dropped off at his grandparents for the rest of his childhood. He certainly didn’t live in poverty. But his mother’s ability to send him to Punahou School while taking government money – as per their account. She might also leave out about how he managed to go to Columbia and Harvard Law School even though he was so poverty stricken as a child.

Then again, maybe she’ll mention all that. How he had privilege and opportunity throughout his life and certainly didn’t live the life of a poor child raise by a single mother on food stamps. We’ll see. And we’ll let you know.

Also on the DNC Convention Schedule for the first night is a tribute to Senator Teddy Kennedy, who we haven’t heard from since his diagnosis with brain cancer. We’ll also hear from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Barack Obama’s sister Maya Soetero-Ng and Michelle Obama’s brother, Craig Robinson.

Others speaking will be Jerry Kellman, long time family friend; Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr.; former Indiana Representative Lee Hamilton; Tom Balanoff, President of Illinois SEIU; Nancy Keenan, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America; NEA President Reg Weaver; AFT President Randi Weingarten; Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan; State Comptroller Dan Hynes; Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulis; Chicago City Clerk Miguel del Valle; and Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper.

This is the place to be to discuss Michelle Obama’s speech. Hope to see you here.

10:25 (ET) Michelle Obama’s mother talks about Michelle’s upbringing. She was a daddy’s girl. They taught their children to get an education and come back to the community.

Praising her as a mother. Has been able to find the balance between being a mother and having a career.

Father died young from complications of Multiple Sclerosis.

Carefully orchestrated, professionally produced video praising Michelle Obama’s qualities. They are now passing out Michelle Obama signs for people to wave around when Michelle takes the stage.

10:30 (ET) Craig Robinson – Introduction of Michelle Obama: Michelle Obama’s brother is introducing Michelle. Coach of Oregon State’s basketball team. He’s saying how she gave up a big paying job to serve the community and encouraged him to go into teaching.

She did bring one thing from her job as a big time lawyer – Barack Obama.

10:35 (ET) Michelle Obama – Keynote address: Camera keeps going to Biden who has the Bill Clinton ‘I’m so proud’ expression on his face. Everyone is holding up Michelle signs (exactly alike) and giving her a standing ovation. She’s waiting for them to stop. Camera closing in on people crying and wiping away tears.

Michelle talks about feeling her father looking down on them. Makes a joke about her brother’s height (6′ 6″). Admires her brother. Talks about her journey to where she is. A sister, a wife, etc.

Talks about how important her daughters are to her. Showing her soft side. Talks about how much her parents mean to her. Voice breaks as she talks about her father’s fight with the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in his 30s. Never questioned that her parents loved her. Her parents worked hard to make sure she and her brother could go to college. She knows the American Dream endures.

Barack was raised just like her even though he was raised in Hawaii. Mentions his funny name again. Work hard is important. Your word is your bond. Treat people with dignity and respect even if you don’t know them and even if you don’t agree with them. She and Barack wants all children in this Nation to know that the only limit to your dreams is your willingness to work hard for them.

Barack chose community work rather than Wall Street. He worked with ‘ordinary folks’. People trying to get by from pay check to pay check. Believing that American SHOULD be a place where you can make it if you try.

Don’t accept the world, but strive for what the world should be.

Isn’t that the great American story? [applause]

This week we celebrate the 88th anniversary of women getting the right to vote and the day Martin Luther King stood and gave . She stands at the crossroads of history. Gives kudos to Hilary Clinton who put those 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling so that people can aim higher. Joe Biden who has never forgotten where he came from. All of these people brought together made it possible for her to be there tonight.

That is why I love this country. [standing ovation]

That’s why she left a high paying job. [How much does she make now? Didn’t she get a raise when her husband got a job in the Senate?]

[Lots of emotion in her voice. Soft style, soft dress, soft hair. Voice cracking on cue. Very practiced speech.]

If a child survives the birth process, she wants them all to have the same opportunity that every other child has.

Barack will bring the change that we need. He’ll fight for you.

The Barack Obama today is the same man she feel in love with 19 years ago. Telling a story and sniffling as she tells the story of him driving her and their first born new born home from the hospital. She wants her daughters to be able to tell their children what they did in this election.

How we started voting for hope instead of out of fear. We committed to building the world as it should be.

Lets stand together to elect Barack Obama President of the United States.

God Bless America!

[Daughters come out. They all wave. Music is ‘Isn’t She Wonderful’ by Stevie Wonder. Obama is on a screen. The girls say ‘Hi Daddy’.]

He says hello from Kansas City. How ’bout Michelle Obama. Now you know why I kept asking her out even though she said no. You want a persistent President. Praising his wife and daughters. The girls’ mics are on now whereas they weren’t before. So you can hear them talking to their father. Adorable.

‘I love you, Daddy’.

[Clear message is that he’s a ‘regular guy’ and just like everyone else. Adorable daughters with sweet voices who love their daddy. Everything was perfect.]

Very nice Hollywood production.


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