Democratic National Convention: Best of Michelle Obama's speech
It was a weird roller coaster of a first day at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Fresh on the heels of another email scandal, this time an email hack that showed proof that Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz schemed with other DNC officials to damage Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primary.
Bernie supporters took the opportunity to boo almost all day and well into the evening, constantly breaking into chants of "Bernie. Bernie. Bernie. Bernie."
Not a great look for a time when the party is supposed to unify behind its candidate.
But then First Lady Michelle Obama stepped up to the microphone and the room seemed to forget all its beef.
FLOTUS delivered an emotional and powerful speech packed into just 15 minutes that some political pundits are already hailing as one of the best convention speeches in decades.
Watch the full speech here:
And check out the best snippets and reaction after the break:
"How we urged (our daughters) to ignore those who question their father’s citizenship or faith. How we insist that the hateful language they hear from public figures on TV does not represent the true spirit of this country.
How we explain that when someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you don't stoop to their level. Our motto is, when they go low, we go high." - Michelle Obama
Make no mistake about it, this November, when we get to the polls, that is what we are deciding. Not Democrat or Republican, not left or right. In this election, and every election, it is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of their lives.
I am you tonight because in this election, there is only one person who 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." - Michelle Obama
"She never takes the easy way out. And Hillary Clinton has never quit on anything in her life. And when I think about the kind of president that I want for my girls and all our children, that is what I want. I want someone with the proven strength to persevere." - Michelle Obama
"That is the story of this country. The story that has brought me to the stage tonight. The story of generations of people who felt the lash of bondage, the shame of servitude, the sting of segregation, who kept on striving, and hoping, and doing what needed to be done. So that today, I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves. And I watch my daughters — two beautiful intelligent black young women — play with the dog on the White House lawn
And because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters and all of our sons and daughters now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States." - Michelle Obama
"Don't let anyone ever tell you that this country is not great. That somehow we need to make it great again. Because this right now is the greatest country on Earth.
And as my daughters set out on the world, I want a leader who is worthy of that truth, a leader worthy of my girls’ promise and all of our kids’ promise. A leader who will be guided every day by the love and hope and impossibly big dreams that we all have for our children." - Michelle Obama