August 25th, 2008
10:59 PM ET
6 years ago

Schneider: America meets Michelle Obama

Sen. Obama's wife, Michelle, was the headliner on Monday night.
Sen. Obama's wife, Michelle, was the headliner on Monday night.

DENVER (CNN) - This is the first time most Americans are getting any sense of who Michelle Obama really is. She’s a very poised and accomplished speaker, a real professional. She’s talking about her personal background, her family life — not much about her career.

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The stereotype was the picture on the cover of the New Yorker magazine, which portrayed her as a black radical. There’s very little reference to race in this speech - almost no racial themes. This is an unusually effective performance. She’s like a great actress — not that she’s acting. It’s just a very good performance, and a very sincere one. And it’s very gracious for her to mention Hillary Clinton.

I think the Democrats are looking at this speech and thinking: This is a future candidate.

soundoff (80 Responses)
  1. Bev.

    She could have knocked this speech out of Invesco Field!!!!!

    August 25, 2008 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  2. Mike

    She comes off as an extermly smart woman and loving mom.

    August 25, 2008 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  3. kat

    Convention so far is nothing more than a Kennedy and Obama family reunion–yawn.

    August 25, 2008 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  4. Senator John Magoo

    She was almost perfect.

    August 25, 2008 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  5. Bev.

    She could have knocked this speech out of Invesco Field!!!

    August 25, 2008 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
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