- Democrats have become accustomed to having the best speech at their quadrennial convention given by someone named Obama. This year, that person might also be named Michelle.
Hers was not the keynote, nor the most anticipated, nor the longest speech of the night. But it mesmerized and subdued the raucous and rebellious crowd, focusing the enormous energy of Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Arena just where convention organizers had hoped — on Hillary Clinton.
The current first lady's highly personal remarks included a moving reflection on raising two African-American daughters in a White House "built by slaves." Her voice broke with emotion when she added that these two children of the first black president could now see the prospect of the first female president.