Michelle Obama is giving a beautifully delivered, and smartly crafted, speech. "This week we celebrate two anniversaries," she said. "The 88th anniversary of women winning the right to vote. And the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. giving his "I Have a Dream" speech. And I stand at the crosscurrents of those histories." She also mentioned the "18 million cracks in the glass ceiling" delivered by Hillary Clinton.
She's also coming off as wholesome and, frankly, familiar. She just brought the crowd to its feet with an emotionally delivered "and that is why I love this country." Her inflection is soft and steady. The end of every sentence drops in volume, robbing it of aggression, giving it a empathic, almost quavering, cadence. She's really knocking it out of the park.