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The Six Degrees of Michelle Obama

Kipp is impressed with Michelle Obama’s keynote speech on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, but how will we connect the First Lady to an Emirati Princess and an Emirati paralympic games gold medallist?

September 6, 2012 5:21 by

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama, the wife of U.S. president Barack Obama and the first African-American First Lady of the United States, is also a lawyer, a former Chicago city administrator and community worker. She was very supportive of her husband’s decision to play a political role when he was nominated as a Democratic presidential candidate and later had an impressive victory in the 2008 presidential election. At the opening night of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, Michelle gave a remarkable ‘passionate’ speech that was well received by the audience; urging them to give her husband four more years: “Because 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.” According to Twitter, she clocked up 28,000 tweets per minute at the conclusion of her speech, which is a devastating blow to Mitt Romney as it is double the 14,000 that he received in his convention speech last week. In 1985, this bold, no-nonsense First Lady graduated from…


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1 Comment

  1. nancy on September 8, 2012 7:35 pm

    the connections are too far off. i don’t see any relavance in this article


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