Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite Save As Favorite View Article Stats
1 comment

Diary (Diaries are not moderated)

Michelle Obama Hits One Out of the Park

By (about the author)     Permalink
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags
Add to My Group

View Ratings | Rate It

Headlined to None 9/5/12

opednews.com

Michelle Obama should have a new title: Campaigner-in-Chief.

::::::::

Shortly after Michelle Obama's marquee speech at the Democratic convention last night, somewhere in conservative America Karl Rove must have picked up the phone, dialed David Koch, and said, "Dave, we're gonna need another hundred million." Her "he's my guy" speech electrified the house, ruined the mascara, and established Michelle Obama as the best campaigner in America.

While Michelle Obama insists that her primary role is that of Mom-in-Chief her true calling may be that of Campaigner-in-Chief. What made her so successful? One, the camera loves her. The famously buff first lady is now so buff you could be thinking, "Wait a minute, is this the Olympics?' Second, after the yelling of former Ohio governor Ted Strickland, Michelle's voice sounded supple, personal, and real. Her tone, her measured delivery and spot-on affect were key to her appeal. But the heart of it all was her story.

She said, in so many words, (and it wasn't really that many) he's my guy, through thick and thin. He's the real deal, up from adversity, and what he cares about is making a difference. From the "concern in his eyes" to dinner time middle-school friendship strategy discussion, she conveyed a narrative that touched the attendees as few have been touched in recent cycles--except for when Barack himself spoke last time around.

Whether or not he can do that again is open to question. ...

Read the entire article at Open Salon:


 

Steve Klingaman is a nonprofit development consultant and nonfiction writer living in Minneapolis. His music reviews can be found at minor7th.com.
The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this diary has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
1 people are discussing this page, with 1 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

During the primaries, Michelle said she wanted to ... by Perry Logan on Thursday, Sep 6, 2012 at 7:22:27 AM