Michelle Obama Gave The Unifying Speech The Dems Needed

Once again Michelle Obama brought the Democratic party closer together

PHILADELPHIA – The Democratic National Convention opened with some bumpy moments yesterday afternoon as the Bernie Sanders were still very hostile after the DNC email scandal. The early evening saw some speakers get booed or ignored but all of that changed when Michelle Obama stepped in front of the podium and brought the house down.

The first lady focused on her hopes for what our next president will teach America’s children in her speech before the Democratic National Convention Monday night.

“…In this election and every election is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of their lives,” the first lady told the crowd in Philadelphia.

She followed by saying the only person she trusts with that responsibility is Hillary Clinton, touting her experience as a mother who has raised her own daughter Chelsea “to perfection.”

“I want a president who will teach our children that everyone in this country matters,” Obama said.

The first lady made mentions of the recent shootings in Orlando and Dallas before turning her speech towards her own children and how it is not lost on her that she lives in a house that was built by slaves.

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“And I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent, black young women, playing with their dogs on the white house lawn,” Obama said. “And because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters and all our sons and daughters now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States.”

Obama’s speech was met by cheers from the crowd. While some of the crowd rose to their feet in support of her endorsement of Clinton, others in the crowd remained seated, a reflection of the tone of the night, which saw repeated vocal clashes between Clinton supporters and their Bernie Sanders counterparts.

It was the first lady who spoke from the heart that brought the convention back on course.



Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.