Michelle Obama did a great job of selling her own candidacy for First Lady, but she was less successful in pushing her husband’s candidacy. Unfortunately for her, there is no separate election for First Lady. You’re part of a ticket.
Her comments about her own story and her own values were moving. She clearly articulated her own values and convincingly rehabilitated her image from the days when she said she was never proud of America. She mobilized the crowd and turned them on. She really galvanized the crowd with her energy. But does she have a relevance to the election? Does she produce votes for Barack? I doubt it.
Overall, the subtext of the Democratic Convention is: Who will you believe, us or your own eyes? While all around us we see high unemployment, stagnant job growth, and rising debt, the Convention actually believes that we can be persuaded that things are better than they were four years ago. LOL Lots of luck.