(Image source: The New York Times)

BY CHRISTINA HARTMAN

If there was just one takeaway from Michelle Obama’s Democratic National Convention speech Tuesday night, it was, basically, that the First Couple feels your pain.

MICHELLE OBAMA, via C-SPAN: “He was the guy whose proudest possession was a coffee table he’d found in a dumpster, and whose only pair of decent shoes was a half size too small. … Barack knows the American dream because he's lived it.”

She used the word “love” 15 times according to NBC’s count. And as with Ann Romney’s RNC speech, many billed the “women-next-to-the-candidate” speeches as an opportunity to de-politicize and soften their husbands. Mrs. Romney’s speech was well-received last week, and so is First Lady Obama’s.

The Huffington Post says she “electrified” the crowd.

Though of course, no matter what Ann Romney or Michelle Obama say, both candidates are, at the end of the day, very wealthy individuals whose personal successes wouldn’t be described as “average.” But the goal if the goal is to connect, well, at least on Twitter, the First Lady was a hit.

According to the Twitter team, she drove a higher Tweets-per-minute peak than Governor Romney’s speech last week. That was 28,000 Tweets versus 14,289 for Romney.

 

Michelle Obama Talks Humble Beginnings in DNC Speech

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Sep 5, 2012

Michelle Obama Talks Humble Beginnings in DNC Speech

(Image source: The New York Times)

BY CHRISTINA HARTMAN

If there was just one takeaway from Michelle Obama’s Democratic National Convention speech Tuesday night, it was, basically, that the First Couple feels your pain.

MICHELLE OBAMA, via C-SPAN: “He was the guy whose proudest possession was a coffee table he’d found in a dumpster, and whose only pair of decent shoes was a half size too small. … Barack knows the American dream because he's lived it.”

She used the word “love” 15 times according to NBC’s count. And as with Ann Romney’s RNC speech, many billed the “women-next-to-the-candidate” speeches as an opportunity to de-politicize and soften their husbands. Mrs. Romney’s speech was well-received last week, and so is First Lady Obama’s.

The Huffington Post says she “electrified” the crowd.

Though of course, no matter what Ann Romney or Michelle Obama say, both candidates are, at the end of the day, very wealthy individuals whose personal successes wouldn’t be described as “average.” But the goal if the goal is to connect, well, at least on Twitter, the First Lady was a hit.

According to the Twitter team, she drove a higher Tweets-per-minute peak than Governor Romney’s speech last week. That was 28,000 Tweets versus 14,289 for Romney.

 

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