Whether Democrat or Republican, you have to admit that Michelle Obama brought the house down during last night’s Democratic National Convention (DNC). The first lady got personal as she discussed her experiences in the White House and her first impressions as a parent when her husband took office in 2009.


“I will never forget that winter morning as I watched our girls, just 7 and 10 years old, pile into those black SUVs with all those big men with guns,” Mrs. Obama said. “At that moment I realized that our time in the White House would form the foundation for who they would become and how well we managed this experience could truly make or break them. That is what Barack and I think about every day as we try to guide and protect our girls through the challenges of this unusual life in the spotlight, how we urge them to ignore those who question their father’s citizenship or faith.”

The first lady went on to tell supporters that their vote in the fall will alter the course of history. “Make no mistake about it,” she shared, “this November when we go to the polls that is what we’re deciding, not Democrat or Republican, not left or right. No, in this election and every election is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of their lives.”

See what else Michelle Obama said during the DNC below. Tonight’s meeting will host the “Mothers of the Movement” as they discuss gun violence in America.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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