‘I will work hard for Clinton to win this election’ – Michelle Obama


U.S first lady, Michelle Obama, has motivate the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, entreat the party of her husband to “knock on every door” to ensure Hillary Clinton is the next American president.
With an intensity of passion the country had not seen before, the first lady delivered a primetime address driving home her commitment to supporting Ms Clinton while offering pointed digs at her Republican foe, Donald Trump, despite never once mentioning his name.
“Don’t let anyone tell you this country isn’t great,” Ms Obama declared, thrilling a sports arena in Philadelphia that was packed to capacity on the convention’s first night.
In a speech that emphasised children, including her own daughters, Ms Obama offered the most poignant evidence of the progress America has made when she noted the history of black Americans who “felt the lash of bondage” and the “sting of segregation”.
“I wake up every day in a house that was built by slaves,” she declared before reflecting that now she can look out and “watch my daughters, two intelligent black young women, play with their dog on the White House lawn.”
Raising the volume in a speech that won a rapturous reception, Ms Obama exhorted Democrats to work as hard as they can to deny Republicans victory in November. It was a case being made by a serving first lady on behalf, of course, of someone who had held that position before her.
However, same case made by a wife, who eight years ago had invested all her emotions in blocking the rise of that same Ms Clinton who threatened her own husband’s rise and bid for the White House. But that was then, now they have often worked together.
“Hear me,” she cried, “between now and November we need to do what we did eight years ago and four years ago. We need to knock on every door, we need get out every vote, we need outpour every last ounce of our passion and strength” to make sure Ms Clinton is president.
“That somehow we need to make it great again. Because this right now is the greatest country on earth.“
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