In a highly charged and deeply personal speech Tuesday, Michelle Obama managed to dazzle delegates and supporters as she used her signature charm to court voters on the first night of the Democratic National Convention.
"I might be a bit biased, but I thought @MichelleObama knocked it out of the park at the convention last night," tweeted President Obama, in a post he signed himself.
The president wasn’t the only Twitter user who was impressed by the first lady’s delivery. By the time Obama finished her speech, she’d racked up an impressive 28,003 tweets per minute — nearly double the number recorded after Mitt Romney's acceptance speech last week, Twitter reports.
In addition to presidential kudos, Obama received nods from politicos and pundits across the spectrum.
“I’ve never heard such a well-delivered speech by a first lady ever,” Anderson Cooper tweeted.
While Obama’s speech paralleled Ann Romney’s convention address topically (discussing the reasons why she fell in love with the president, his values and what he intends to achieve if elected in November) Obama’s remarks were largely received as more down to earth and allowed voters to connect with President Obama on a personal level.
“Barack knows the American dream because he’s lived it, and he wants everyone in this country, everyone to have that same opportunity, no matter who we are, or where we’re from, or what we look like, or who we love,” Obama said.
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