If you’re keeping up with the news these days, you’ll have heard about the racist Trump supporter who was in the subway yelling at black commuters because he could not get a seat on the L train. We’ve embedded it here for you in case you haven’t seen it.
Or the Bernie Sanders fans who are climbing gates to the Democratic National Convention to protest, continuing their “Bernie or Bust” campaign, after news that the party was clearly pro-Hillary leaked. Not only that, but a number of supporters of Bernie have claimed that they would rather vote for Jill Stein instead of Clinton, the Green Party candidate for this election.
The Democratic Party needs a unifying figure, and rather than a current president or a former president (Bill Clinton), the person who sent attendees into tears was First Lady Michelle Obama.
Michelle Obama is no stranger to great speeches. She delivered one as heartfelt four years ago, when Barack Obama stood for re-election. However, she struck at the heart of this year’s election, which has made headlines for numerous reasons, as she rightly pointed out.
Some of our favourite quotes are as follows:
“… 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.”
“When you have the nuclear codes at you fingertips and military at your command, you can’t make snap decisions… You need to be steady and well-informed.”
“In this election, we cannot sit back and hope that everything works out for the best. We cannot afford to be tired or frustrated or cynical.”
More often called out in the press for her outstanding fashion sense, Michelle Obama’s speeches are often missed out by the general public. Here’s another great example of her work, in a commencement speech at the City College of New York earlier this year.
Perhaps it’s time for her to step up as chairwoman of the DNC, now that the post is vacated. She certainly has all the right words and skill to whip the crowd and motivate them.
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