‘We can cancel the next three nights!’: Michelle Obama sends Twitter into a frenzy with her ‘powerful’ DNC speech as users demand she ‘do her country a favor’ and run for president
- Michelle Obama on Monday night delivered the closing speech of the DNC
- Obama’s eloquent and powerful address saw people clamoring to vote for her
- Social media was full of calls for her to run for office – something she’s rejected
Michelle Obama was once again inundated with calls to run for political office, after a triumphant speech on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention.
The former First Lady delivered closing remarks on Monday night.
Speaking in a sombre tone, and wearing a necklace that spelt the word ‘vote’, she described the peril which she felt America was in.
‘Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country,’ she said.
‘He has had more than enough time to prove that he can do the job, but he is clearly in over his head.’
Michelle Obama delivered the finale on the first night of the Democratic National Convention
Obama’s Monday night speech was greeted with widespread praise on social media
Obama made it clear she wants Donald Trump out of office, warning things will just get worse if he is re-elected.
‘So if you take one thing from my words tonight, it is this: if you think things cannot possibly get worse, trust me, they can; and they will if we don’t make a change in this election,’ she said.
Social media was full of praise for her eloquent delivery.
‘As usual, Michelle Obama gives a speech and makes you wonder if one day she will do her country a favor and run for VP or president,’ said one commentator.
Obama, 56, has long vowed that she will never follow her husband in to politics.
Since leaving the White House in 2016, Obama has enjoyed finding her own projects – writing a best-selling book, producing Netflix documentaries, hosting her own podcast and supporting numerous initiatives through the Obama Foundation.
Yet the calls for her to enter the political fray remain – and Monday’s performance only served to amplify them.
One Twitter user said Obama should ‘do her country a favor’ and run for office
The former first lady’s speech was widely applauded on social media on Monday night
‘Maybe if you beg, Michelle will replace Joe at the top of the ticket,’ said one, in response to the widespread applause for her speech.
Another commented: ‘Michelle Obama is the kind of class, compassion and leadership that the Presidency of the United States could really use.
‘It’s sad she’ll not run for President because she’ll make for a really great one.’
Astead Herndon, national political reporter for The New York Times, joked about the calls.
‘Michelle Obama: I hate politics,’ he tweeted.
‘Yall, every two to four years: Run Michelle Run.’
One twitter user suggested that those calling for Obama to run ‘beg’ her to replace Biden
Another praised her for her ‘class, compassion and leadership’, saying she’s be a fine president
New York Times reporter Astead Herndon joked about the repeated calls for Obama to run
Obama spoke about the need for change in the U.S. and said Trump was not fit for the job
Another wrote: ‘MICHELLE OBAMA.. nuff said, we can cancel the next 3 nights, nothing stops that.’
Even opponents of the Democrats admitted that Obama’s speech energized the first night of the DNC.
Fox News commentator Howard Kurtz said he felt the first night of the convention was ‘like a low-energy cable show, disjointed, awkward, often painfully flat.’
He added: ‘But after that Michelle Obama speech on empathy, I bet many Democrats wish she was at the top of the ticket.’
Fox News commentator Howard Kurtz was critical of the DNC’s first night, but praised Obama