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Wed Sep 5, 2012, 07:08 AM

This is what Ann Romney and Mitt Romney never did.

If the speech is effective beyond the power of well delivered rhetoric, it will be because the first lady took this description of Obama’s core self and linked it to policy. This is what Ann Romney and Mitt Romney never did. The message of the GOP convention was “Trust Mitt.” That was Michelle Obama’s message too: Her husband could be trusted because he came from a background and has lived a middle class life. But then she started connecting the biography to the policy. This was always Bill Clinton’s great gift. If this connection is successfully made, then that's what will make this pitch more politically than just a pretty speech by a loving wife who thinks her husband deserves an A for effort.



http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/the_breakfast_table/features/2012/_2012_democratic_national_convention/michelle_obama_s_speech_tied_barack_obama_s_personal_story_to_the_way_he_governs_as_president_.html

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liberal N proud Sep 2012 OP
lunatica Sep 2012 #1
Javaman Sep 2012 #2
mercuryblues Sep 2012 #3

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 07:25 AM

1. I think she was quite successful and convincing in describing him

The picture she painted of him is something we all see all the time. I can easily picture him doing the things she says he does in private. I believe he does read ten letters a night. And their body language is evidence that they're quite comfortable with each other, just like one would expect a couple to be who have a great deal of love and respect for each other and who like who each other as friends. They hold hands and lean into each other when they're having a private moment and they adore the girls.

And I think the Republicans hate them for it. Because the Obama's live their family values, while the Republicans merely spout theirs.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 08:59 AM

2. mittens and stepford weren't able to do that because...

they aren't human.

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Wed Sep 5, 2012, 09:26 AM

3. I thought

you were going to say pay their share of taxes or mention veterans in their speeches.

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