Former First Lady Michelle Obama delivered the speech of the night at the 2020 Democratic National Convention on Monday, where she explained why Joe Biden is the right choice for the country at the moment.
Obama called President Donald Trump the “wrong” person to lead America in the middle of a pandemic and unrest over inequality.
The best-selling author said that things could get worse if the Republican politician gets a second term. She stated: “You all know me by now. You know that I tell you exactly what I’m feeling and that I’m no fan of politics. But you also know how much I love this country and how much I care about all our children. And right now, I’m deeply troubled by what our kids are witnessing—a nation that’s underperforming not just on matters of policy, but on matters of character.”
Obama continued: “Joe Biden is a profoundly decent man, guided by his faith. He knows what it takes to rescue an economy, beat back a pandemic, and lead a country. Kamala Harris is a dedicated public servant who has committed her life to fighting for those who can use a hand up. Together, they will listen. They will tell the truth and trust science. And they will make smart plans and manage a good team.”
She concluded with: “So vote early, in-person if you can. Request your mail-in ballots right now—tonight—and send them back immediately, and follow up to make sure they were received. And when Election Day comes, get prepared to wait in line overnight if you have to. Because if we want to be able to look our children in the eye after this election, if we want to realize the progress that we seek, we’ve got to do everything we can to elect Joe Biden as the next President of the United States.”
Obama’s speech went viral, and her supporters loved it. One of them stated: “Absolutely brilliant and eloquent as usual. You spoke for the people tonight. Thank you!”
Another commenter chimed in: “Very powerful and honest – thank you so much for speaking the truth!”
The DNC will continue on Thursday, and President Trump will have his convention next week, and the two candidates will face off at the first debate on September 29, 2020.