A top-notch commencement address from the first lady was the highlight of Michelle Obama ‘s speech at the Democratic National Convention.
The first lady’s speech in Philadelphia included a wide-ranging discussion of the economy, education, climate change and the importance of the United States’ role in global governance.
“I hope that in our efforts to advance our collective futures and to ensure that everyone can prosper, our children will know that America will always stand tall in the face of adversity,” Obama said.
She noted that despite the challenges and challenges that confront the United State, her administration and Congress are committed to making progress.
Her speech was one of the best of the day, according to CNN’s Jake Tapper, who moderated a question-and-answer session with the first couple.
Obama said she wanted to highlight a “vast array of progress” in education, education reform, the environment and climate change, as well as the importance that parents, teachers and students have in their children’s lives.
During the address, Obama said she was grateful for the support of the first responders and first responders families.
She also highlighted her efforts to protect the environment.
I am grateful for your dedication, your service and your support, Obama told the audience.
“Your courage and your dedication to our country, your commitment to our shared values, your willingness to speak truth to power and to hold the powerful accountable is the real reason why I am so proud to be your first lady.”
While she noted that she did not have the best day in Philadelphia, Obama also made it clear that her focus is on strengthening our economy, especially the manufacturing sector.
She said she wants to create more jobs, but also make sure that “we are taking the right steps to strengthen the American economy” and that the American people are “not stuck with our debt.”
The speech also touched on the importance she felt for her legacy.
Michelle Obama: My legacy is built on hope, and on a sense of optimism and optimism that the future is so bright, and the future we can build is so good.
That’s why I’m proud to join the people of Philadelphia and across America in remembering you, Michelle.
And I know you’ll join me in thanking you for what you’ve done for us.