Michelle Obama Gives Powerful Speech at Democratic Convention
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Monday was the opening night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Democratic Party is set to officially name Hillary Clinton as its presidential nominee.
The first night of the political meeting included many high-profile speeches in support of Clinton. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was until recently a Democratic presidential candidate himself. In his speech, he spoke directly to his supporters in the audience and across the country. He urged them to now support Hillary Clinton for president.
Elizabeth Warren also spoke. The Massachusetts senator attacked Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, calling him "a man who must never be president of the United States."
But, it was First Lady Michelle Obama who stole the show in Philadelphia. Her powerful and emotional speech is already being called, by some, one of the best speeches in Democratic National Convention history.
She spoke as a mother who wishes for the next president to be a role model for her two children and for children across America. She said that, "in this election there is only one person I trust with that responsibility, only one person who I believe is truly qualified to be president of the United States, and that is our friend Hillary Clinton."
She praised Clinton for her record as a public servant and her "lifelong devotion to our nation's children."
Obama became emotional when she talked about living for the past eight years in the White House, a house, she said "that was built by slaves."
She said that she has watched her children, "two beautiful intelligent black young women playing with their dogs on the White House lawn."
The first lady also said that Hillary Clinton has shown her daughters and children around the country that it is possible for a woman to be president of the United States.
Obama did not say Trump's name once in her 14-minute speech. But, she made remarks clearly directed at him.
She said that she wants the next president to be "someone who understands that the issues a president faces are not black and white and cannot be boiled down to 140 characters."
Trump often makes 140-character statements about his positions on his Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump.
And, she told the audience to not "let anyone ever tell you that this country isn't great, that somehow we need to make it great again."
Trump's political slogan is "Make America Great Again."
Political observers and people on social media praised the first lady's speech.
Matthew Dowd worked on Republican President George W. Bush's 2004 reelection campaign. He tweeted Monday that Obama's speech was the "best most effective speech of last two weeks and really the season."
The New York Daily News even decided to quickly change its Tuesday front cover after Obama's speech. It read: The Lady Is Her Champ."
Last week, Michelle Obama's 2008 Democratic National Convention was a headline topic, after Melania Trump's speech included very similar words.
But her 2016 speech may go down as one of the most memorable of the entire election season.
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1.presidential nominee 总统侯选人
They already have a presumptive presidential nominee in John McCain.
2.public servant 公务员
From first to last, he has been a faithful public servant.
3.stole the show 抢尽风头
Despite fine acting by several well-known stars it was a young newcomer who stole the show.
4.role model 榜样；楷模
A coach should act as a role model for his athletes.
1.She said that she wants the next president to be "someone who understands that the issues a president faces are not black and white and cannot be boiled down to 140 characters."
boiled down 归结；缩短
My answer is, it cannot be simply boiled down to one reason.
For Malcolm work could always be boiled down to one idea: being good in business.
2.The New York Daily News even decided to quickly change its Tuesday front cover after Obama's speech.
front cover 封面
Write your name on the front cover of the exercise book.
She is pictured on the magazine's front cover, talking to the queen.
周一，美国民主党全国代表大会在宾夕法尼亚州费城开幕 。民主党将正式提名希拉里·克林顿(Hillary Clinton)为总统候选人 。
头一晚的政治集会，多名重磅嘉宾纷纷发表演讲声援希拉里 。佛蒙特参议员伯尼·桑德斯直到最近才被提名为民主党总统候选人 。在演讲中，桑德斯直接告诉全国以及台下的支持者 。呼吁他们支持希拉里竞选总统 。
伊莉莎白·华伦也现身为希拉里站台 。这位马萨诸塞州参议员直接抨击了共和党总统候选人唐纳德·特朗普，称其“永远不可能成为美利坚合众国的总统 。”但是真正撑住全场的人是美国第一夫人米歇尔·奥巴马 。她的这一激昂慷慨、感染力十足的演讲被人们称作是民主党大会史上最伟大的演讲之一 。
她说道，作为一位母亲，我希望下一届总统能够成为我两个女儿以及全国孩子的榜样 。她说道，在这场选举中，只有一个人，让我放心地将这个责任交付；只有一个人，我相信真正有能力胜任美国总统一职 。这个人就是我们的朋友，希拉里·克林顿 。
虽然在14分钟的演讲中，第一夫人只字未提特朗普 。但是，她字里行间毫不掩饰对特朗普的指责 。
2004年，马修·多德曾帮助共和党总统乔治·沃克·布什竞选连任 。周一，他发文称赞米歇尔的演讲是“近两周来甚至整个选举季最有效率的演讲” 。
第一夫人的演讲走红后，《纽约每日新闻》决定立即更换周二的新闻封面 。新闻的标题为：“她的最后王牌——第一夫人” 。