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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Former Reagan/Clinton advisor David Gergen called the first night of the Democratic National Convention “a great night” for the Democrats. First Lady Michelle Obama’s headlining speech has been roundly praised and immediately sparked an explosion of activity on social media.

Twitter reports that the buzz during the speech nearly doubled the activity around Mitt Romney’s speech last week accepting the Republican Party’s nomination for President:

First Lady Michelle Obama’s (@MichelleObama) primetime speech peaked at 28,003 Tweets per minute (TPM) at its conclusion — nearly double Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s (@MittRomney) 14,289 peak. One line in her speech this evening — “we’ve got so much more to do” — saw 22,004 TPM.

The night also featured speeches by actor/former White House staffer Kal Penn, congressional candidate Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Governor Deval Patrick (D-MA) and a keynote by Mayor Julian Castro (D-San Antonio) that all seem to be going viral.

Even conservative commentators are praising the speech and asking if the president will be able to match his wife’s performance. As far as the Republican Convention goes, their nominee was outperformed by a man and an empty chair. “20% of those who watched the Republican convention cited Clint Eastwood’s speech as the convention highlight, compared to just 17% for Mitt.”

On television, the first night of the Democratic convention drew 1.4 million more viewers than the first night of the Republican convention when Mitt Romney’s wife Ann and Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) headlined. Interestingly, viewership at Fox News was way down compared to the RNC as MSNBC and NBC dominated the night.


  • roper299

    She was gushing with fake sincerity……
    4 more years; for what so that we will all be broke together; well except for Obama and his wife and kids. They don’t care about you it’s all about them and if you can’t see that you are blind.

    He had his chance and blew it. Time to bring in the Grown ups.

    • Elsa

      Your just jealous.

      • enoughalreadyfolks

        Next time you should replace the word “jealous” with the word “Racist” that is what you wanted to say anyway… Liberal Pea-Brain……

    • Jordan Barr

      One is either sincere or not, and I believe it is clear that this woman is true in her words. Falsely accusing her of not having meaning behind her thoughtful remarks and keen intellect must be sad for you. So many others are relishing in the admiration they feel for her and her husband. I am not blind.

      • enoughalreadyfolks

        Yeah sincerely!!!! She (moochelle) SINCERELY wants to stay in the white house for another 4 years of stuffing her face with gourmet food and traveling on the tax-payers dime…… The Obungles are nothing more than high society welfare folks…. They are both egomaniacs and have done nothing but disgrace the office of the president. I am sure she was promised all kinds of theings when she agreed to be Barry’s “beard”.

    • You are clearly just butthurt that your so called “Grown Ups” were made to look like intellectual toddles next to Michelle.

      • enoughalreadyfolks

        The only people who are “butt hurt”( the actual phrase is” butt screwed”), are the real genuine hard working American people who are being screwed by this obscene mess named Barry Obumbles and his equally egomaniac wife (beard) Moochelle. Voters were sold a lemon in 2008 and that will not be the case in 2012. Liberals can’t seem to get past the warm feeling them had in 08, they don’t realize that that warm feeling is actually Obama Dung that they are up to their necks in.

      • enoughalreadyfolks

        The only people who are “butt hurt”( the actual phrase is” butt screwed”), are the real genuine hard working American people who are being screwed by this obscene mess named Barry Obumbles and his equally egomaniac wife (beard) Moochelle. Voters were sold a lemon in 2008 and that will not be the case in 2012. Liberals can’t seem to get past the warm feeling them had in 08, they don’t realize that that warm feeling is actually Obama Dung that they are up to their necks in.

    • Sand_Cat

      The “grown ups”??????

      Just because Mitt and Paul speak their lies and inanities in serious tones doesn’t make them “the grownups,” in any sense other than that the Repugnants’ greed, arrogance, ignorance, fear, hatred, and cultic irrationalism have grown upward by leaps and bounds.

      Obviously your “fake sincerity” detector has some SERIOUS faults if you can’t see through your fellow Mitt-wits!

    • if only my eyes could roll all the way back … don’t mean so we can call in the pyromaniacs who set the economy on fire in the first place?

      the idea that President Obama “blew it” is right wing fiction. he saved our country from going into the Bush Depression. … as bad as Bush’s historical reputation will be, Bush should be thankful to Obama that at least Bush won’t be remembered quite as badly as Herbert Hoover.

    • You’re thinking of Ann Romney’s speech “You know that, don’t you”.

  • Elsa

    Michelle was wonderful last night. She looked beautiful, her dress was perfect and her speech was one of the best I have ever heard from a first Lady. The Democrats made the Republican look like the silly, immature group they are. Last night I was proud to be an American and extremely proud of the First Lady, Michelle Obama.

  • What you heard last night from First Lady Michelle Obama was an unabashed love letter to her husband. She talked from the heart, she told us all what she felt about her husband, and her love showed in every word. That was the difference between her and Ann Romney. Ann may have meant every word she said but there really was no emotional connection to those words. For women, the connection to Michelle Obama was fully there.

  • I am SO Sick and tire of hearing her talk. And to find out that obama spent Tens of Thousands + just to go home and be there for the girls 1st day of school. Aren’t they pitiful.
    Those girls are old enough to go to school by themselves or surely there are enough servants & secret service around them that somone could have made sure that they made it to school on time.
    This morning Michelle said that the girls are going to be flown to Charlotte for a couple of hours then flown back to DC so they want miss any school.

    What a TERRIBLE WASTE of Taxpayer Money! It is a struggle for the majority of people to buy gas just to get back and forth to work each week, yet obama pops back and forth from Charlotte to DC at will and then pops his kids back and forth at will with no thought or consideration at all as to what it is costing the American tax payers. The obama’s certainly are NOT teaching their children how to value and respesct anything because America in general is paying for everything that they have. Michelle said tis morning 9/5/2012 that she was proad to be an American – What is just too funny coming from her, because when her husband was being sworn in – she said that was her proudest day of being an American.

    And the only reason that obama went to take the girls to school is to try to score a few points with the women voters.

    Another thing I’d like to point out is that the Clinton’s both had stated that obama had threatened them and their daughter if they did not support him. Bill mentioned something about in on a late night talk show when he also mentioned something about obama’s current plan was not working that he needed to get people back to work and fast. That Clinton was the only President in the last 8 years that has balanced the budget.

    Obama has Not shown Anyone a budget in almost 4 years if being in office. Now that it is time for the DNC Convention in Charlotte, NC doesn’t Anyone think that is is Very Unusual that Clinton is helping obama now? Because He surely couldn’t do Anything on his on.

    And Michelle didn’t do anything except go on vacation and go shopping other than “start” that vegtables in certain neighborhoods. Which They COULD have done that On Their On If Thay Had Wanted To and NOT spent the Money on Drugs or Alcohol.

    Now that she has seen her competition that has shown her what a real politician does she is trying to take charge of things.

  • To all of you that are soo fascinated by the so called “love letter” from Michelle to Barrack last night – Is that what all of you went to the convention or watched to convention hoping to hear?
    Naturally you hope that they love and care for each other, but even if they don’t and one of them is getting a little on the side as long as they can run the country and keep it from going to war, keep the people employed, and help keep most everyone with a source of income and medical assistance that does Not cost us a fortune and does not have the government telling me when I can go to the Dr. or when I am going to Die I will be okay.
    Michelle was wasting her breathe, just like obama was wasting MORE of Our Taxdollars going back to DC from Charlotte just so he could take the girls to school. They must have been a person from secret service that could have taken them, they are Not babies any more. And with the price of Gas almost $4.00 per gallon it is ridiculous.
    Michelle said yesterday that Thursday evening that the girls will fly into Charlotte just to watch their Dad’s speech then fly back home. – Another example of Wasteful Spending.
    People with very young children have to be gone from their children all of the time, they have to learn to make sacrifices and cutbacks like everyone else.

  • Michelle Obama is what is known in polite circles as an MILF.