August 25th, 2008
11:05 PM ET
15 years ago

Rosen: Michelle hits it out of the park

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Hillary Rosen is a CNN contributor. "]DENVER (CNN) - Wow. That was impressive. The poise, the energy, the dignity, the intelligence and the pride! I think she hit it out of the park. How do I define the home run?

Given her personal story, the Republicans won't suceed in future attacks on her patriotism. This woman beamed her pride in her American opportunity. Women can relate to her modern struggle of caring for her children and constantly worrying about their future.

Watch: Michelle Obama: "The American dream endures."

She showed us that she isn't just following Barack - she understands and believes in what he stands for. She showed us that she will stand by her convictions, ignore her critics and redefine, once again, the role of first lady.

"A current of history meets a new tide of hope."

A winner.

soundoff (205 Responses)
  1. Quinn

    Michelle was fantastic!

    Just ignore those who find fault in everthing she says and does. In some people's minds, a woman of "her kind" could never be first lady.

    What's ironic is that Michelle has worked hard, played by the rules, and earned an Ivy League education. Some people hate her for it while giving Cindy McCain an A+ with her problematic past. I won't go there, but you know what I'm talking about.

    August 26, 2008 02:41 am at 2:41 am |
  2. Mark L.

    I am proud of Michelle Obama. I believe she spoke with intelligence and integrity. Her vision and belief in the future of America was riveting and honest. Democrats should be proud and honored to have Michelle Obama as the next First Lady of the White House.

    August 26, 2008 02:50 am at 2:50 am |
  3. Leslie

    Michelle was amazing. Her speech was beautiful and perfect in every way. Barack has a right to be proud!! He has a beautiful family and everyone met them tonight. MIchelle's mother and brother did a great job on the introduction. I can't wait for the rest of the convention. This was a fantastic start!

    And Richard: You are an ignorant jerk. Go crawl back into your hole!

    August 26, 2008 03:08 am at 3:08 am |
  4. Wes

    Sadly there will be people like Richard (above) who will remain cynical of any movement for change or hope. Better to doubt and disdain, eh? Don't blame the Obamas for your about 8 years of atrocious Bush policies?

    August 26, 2008 03:09 am at 3:09 am |
  5. Carl

    I'm not voting for McCain. But I will never refer to him as a "fraud". How about showing a little respect for the process, extending one's 5 word vocab past the pejorative bull and posting something useful. It's time for Americans to start acting like responsible citizens and get down to the business of getting things straight.

    August 26, 2008 03:43 am at 3:43 am |
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