The News Service of Florida
MICHELLE OBAMA: BARACK HASN’T CHANGED
Capping off the first night of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., First Lady Michelle Obama made a forceful pitch for voters to give her husband more time to complete the job they had elected him to do four years ago. In a speech that alternately stilled and electrified delegates, the first lady said President Barack Obama was continuing to push forward with his agenda for change despite setbacks in his first term. “And he reminds me that we are playing a long game here — and that change is hard, and change is slow, and it never happens all at once,” Michelle Obama said. She also said that her fears that the White House might change Barack Obama had proven unfounded. “Well, today, after so many struggles and triumphs and moments that have tested my husband in ways I never could have imagined, I have seen firsthand that being president doesn’t change who you are,” she said. “No, it reveals who you are.” The convention’s keynote speaker, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, also acknowledged how difficult things have been in recent years while calling for Obama’s re-election. “The days we live in are not easy ones, but we have seen days like this before, and America prevailed,” he said.