America's first lady makes passionate speech in support of her husband in latest round of battle of the spouses
Michelle Obama delivered a highly personal speech to the Democrat national convention yesterday saying she loved her husband now more than four years ago.
And she told the delegates that Barack Obama is the only candidate in the US election who will deliver a fair opportunity for everyone.
In her speech she talked about her early life with her husband, talked about the future of her own children and showed her relief that President Obama hadn’t changed despite taking on his role.
She also referred to opportunity as a theme throughout, saying: ‘Barack knows what it means when a family struggles, he knows what it means to want something more for your kids and grandkids.
‘Barack knows the American dream because he’s lived it, and he wants everyone in this country to have that same opportunity, no matter who we are, or where we’re from, or what we look like, or who we love.’
This follows Ann Romney’s speech in support of husband Mitt, who is the Republican presidential candidate, in which she said: ‘Tonight I want to talk to you about love. I want to talk to you about the deep and abiding love I have for a man I met at a dance many years ago.’
Some critics have argued that Michelle Obama’s speech had a crisper delivery, while others have said Ann Romney ‘stole the show’.
Three years ago the wife of the then Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Sarah Brown, gave a rousing yet similarly sentimental speech at Labour Party Conference, calling her husband ‘my hero’.