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7:46 PM PT: If you missed it earlier, here's Michelle Obama's remarks as prepared.
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FLOTUS' account of her and POTUS' early years rings a little more genuine than eating pasta while living off stock options.
— @AJentleson via web
I like to think that Michelle Obama is the type of wife who would say: "Dude, the dog is riding inside the car."
— @davepell via Twitter for iPhone
7:49 PM PT: To everyone in the punditsphere who said Michelle Obama wouldn't mention Mitt Romney tonight:
We learned about honesty and integrity – that the truth matters…that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules…and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square.
Technically, not a mention. But you know damn well who she was talking about.
7:52 PM PT:
Going from that the amazing keynote speech to this speech by Michelle Obama is ... an embarrassment of riches.
7:54 PM PT:
Michelle Obama shows how you use a personal story - weave it into your political philosophy & show how it reflects your political values
— @speechboy71 via Twitter for Mac
And one of the most stirring lines of her speech: "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. And he believes that when you’ve worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity…you do not slam it shut behind you…you reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed."
7:56 PM PT: Another contrast with Mitt Romney: "For Barack, success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives."
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8:02 PM PT:
Given that Michelle Obama took down the entire Republican Party in 20 minutes, what's the rest of the DNC? Dubstep remixes?
— @jesseltaylor via web
Mrs. O makes gay reference, about respecting our love. Mitt made a gay reference too, slamming our marriages. Any questions?
— @aravosis via Twitter for iPad
8:02 PM PT (Kaili Joy Gray): New thread here.