Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A funny thing happened on the way to the convention...

Michelle became proud of her country.
Who is the real Michelle?

Byron York t NRO compares a few lines from Michelle Obama's speech last night to recent speech in North Carolina:

In Denver, Michelle Obama described America as a place of hope, a place where people find success during the course of “improbable journeys.” In Charlotte, her America was a dark and ugly place, where people who work hard are knocked down by sinister forces — a place where even young children burst into tears when they realize the deck is stacked against them.

In Denver, Mrs. Obama said, “My piece of the American Dream is a blessing hard won by those who came before me.” Those forebears, she explained, were “driven by the same conviction that drove my dad to get up an hour early each day to painstakingly dress himself for work — the same conviction that drives the men and women I’ve met all across this country…That’s why I love this country.”

In Charlotte, Mrs. Obama said, “We’re still living in a time and in a nation where the bar is set, right?…You start working hard and sacrificing and you think you’re getting close to that bar, you’re working and you’re struggling, and then what happens? They raise the bar…keep it just out of reach.”

I'd like to know what bar Michelle tried to reach that they kept raising so she couldn't reach?

Michelle has told us who she was for awhile now. That didn't work to well, so they sent her home until last night with a sweet prepared speech that no more reflects her true feelings than the views she expressed on "The View." Both performances were carefully crafted and done well.
Update: CNN has this:
(CNN) – Michelle Obama received a phone call after her widely praised speech Monday night — from Hillary Clinton.
The Obama campaign confirms the New York senator reached out to Mrs. Obama after her primetime address to the Democratic convention. The two did not connect, but Clinton left a message.
Clinton will address the convention herself in a highly anticipated speech Tuesday night.
Did not connect????? Left a message!!! Seriously? Michelle doesn't have time to talk to Hillary or call her back!