Michelle Obama For U.S. President
August 4, 2016
did not hear every word, of every speaker, of both Republican
and Democratic Conventions, but of the speeches we heard,
the hands down winner of either convention was First Lady
These were conventions like none other. Never before have
American voters been asked to vote on candidates with as
low a rating. Some delegates left the convention refusing
to even endorse the candidate of their party.
California, the hind leg of the election process, at least
made one statement which we are proud of, and that was when
the delegation supporting Bernie Sanders walked out of the
Shame on the Republicans for not allowing pledged delegates
to support any candidate they wished, and double shame on
the speech writers who did not go over the speech before
Melania Trump got up and made a fool of herself.
However, Michelle Obama took the stand with the voice of
millions women behind her, and reminded us of the importance
of families in this great country, and that this country
is great — not going to be great — but great
“The election is about who will have the power to
shape our children,” said Michelle Obama. Later, she
added that because of this election her daughters know a
woman can be president of the United States.
Her speech surpassed that of past president Clinton, president
Obama, Trump and Sanders (who we feel let his supporters
down with a weak surrender).
It is a question why Ted Cruz even got up and spoke because
he said nothing that we did not already know.
“Vote your own conscience!” he urged …
Who did he think we would vote for?
We judge that Michelle Obama wrote her own speech using
her background as attorney and graduate of Princeton and
What was it in Michelle Obama’s words which rung out
so loud and clear? She did not stoop to the level of many
other speakers. She spoke of values of the American people
and who would be our best spokesperson at home and abroad.
She appealed to blacks, Latinos, and immigrants, and made
them feel that this was their country, and it was Hillary
Clinton who would be the president for them.
We aren’t saying there were no other winners in the
electoral process. A news talk woman who spoke in Donald
Trump’s behalf, gave a very powerful speech, though
partly cut out by the PBS moderators on one broadcast (Shame
on them because it was one of the best speeches.)
We found the vice president candidate of the Republican
party, Mike Pence, came out stronger than expected and he
Donald Trump did not say anything new, however, he did not
make any slip of the tongue, at least during his big speech.
Hillary Clinton had the presence of a president, but negative
news rained on her parade after the announcement that the
Russians may have exposed Democratic Party leaders in an
attempt to help Clinton beat Sanders.
Now we have a three-month run for the presidency. Most Americans
are worn out with this electoral process. It really should
be shorter, and more reflective of the people like those
of us who live in California.
Nothing in our mind was decided by the conventions except
that the one person we felt should have been running for
president is not on the ballot.
Have we heard the end of Michelle Obama?