Michell Obama’s speech from the opening night of the Democratic National Convention was stunning. It is, I think, going to go down in history as one of the great convention speeches of all time, and, possibly, one of the great political speeches of all time.
The section that’s resonating with everyone is so pitch perfect:
The story that has brought me to this stage tonight. The story of generations of people who felt the lash of bondage, the shame of servitude, the sting of segregation, but who kept on striving and hoping and doing what needed to be done so that today, I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves. And I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent, black young women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn. And because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters and all our sons and daughters now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States.
If she was a Senator or some other political candidate, it would have been a home run. For a non-politician, it was a grand slam.