Michelle Obama Broke The Internet With Her DNC Speech

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"When they go low, we go high."

The Short of It:

On the first night of Democratic National Convention, Michelle Obama walked out onto the convention stage to endorse Hillary Clinton for president in an emotional speech that made a passionate case for the crowds of DNC goers to back Clinton for president.

The Longer Version of It:

The opening night of the DNC kicked off in Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia to a raucous start with Bernie Sanders' supporters up in arms about the recent news that there had been biases towards Clinton throughout the year that supported her campaign and worked against his own. Convention goers jeered, Bernie Sanders was booed for trying to rally supporters to champion behind Clinton, and comedian Sarah Silverman told 'Bernie or Bust' crusaders that they were "being ridiculous."

The tone of the night soon shifted when Michelle Obama took to the stage and brought down the house with a speech that outlined the ways in which she felt Clinton would make the grade as the country's next president.

Touching on topics that have swept up the conversation of the country, Obama addressed the country's ongoing issues such as police violence and terrorism as well as the basic obligations of a president existing for the purpose of acting as a role model for children and future leaders of our country. Though Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was never mentioned by name, the first day did make various points throughout her speech to plow into him. In a knock at the Trump campaign's "Make America Great Again" slogan, Obama talked over having to wake up and raise her two black daughters in the White House which had been built by slaves. "So, look, so don’t let anyone ever tell you that this country isn’t great, that somehow we need to make it great again. Because this right now is the greatest country on earth," Obama said to an electrified crowd.

Obama reminded the crowd of Clinton's historic standing as the first female presumptive nominee of a major U.S. political party, speaking on the impact she has had on her daughters: "Because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters, and all our sons and daughters, now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States." She went on to describe Clinton as "a leader who will be guided every day by the love and hope and impossibly big dreams that we all have for our children."

In short, Obama's speech was a tough act to follow.

Of course the internet recognized this and did it's duty of doing the internet emotional most:

And now they're even pushing for Michelle Obama 2020.

The Takeaway:

He brags different.

The emotional speech and reaction from viewers is an indicator that FLOTUS could be Clinton's driving force in cutting through her political baggage and getting through to voters.