Michelle Obama – 2012 Democratic National Convention Video

Michelle Obama – 2012 Democratic National Convention Video


[MICHELLE OBAMA]
  The beautiful thing about being First Lady
is that I have the privilege of meeting folks from different backgrounds and hearing what’s
going on in their lives.  Know that when our men and women in uniform are called to
serve, their families serve right alongside them. 
  We are trying to end the epidemic of childhood
obesity in a generation.  
When the world is swirling around you and you’re faced with tough challenges, if your
family is good, you’re good.  
If any family in this country struggles, then we cannot be fully content with our own family’s
good fortune.  Because that is not what we do in this country.  That is not who we are. 
That is not who we are.   
[CRAIG ROBINSON]  
Our house growing up was extremely modest.  I remember our bedroom being formerly the
living room that my parents had divided using paneling.
  [MICHELLE OBAMA]
  It basically carved the room out into two
small rooms that were small enough for twin bedroom and a desk.  A special treat was
that we could sleep out on the back porch when things got hot.
  [MARIAN ROBINSON]
  As far as where we lived, that just wasn’t
an issue. I was raised to have fun where we were with what we had.  And it seemed like
it was ok.  
[CRAIG ROBINSON]  
Neither one of our parents went to college.  But with a lot of love, a lot of caring, we
were afforded an opportunity to go to college.  
[MARIAN ROBINSON]  
We didn’t say, you should be a lawyer or you should be a schoolteacher.  It was, you
should get an education.  
[CRAIG ROBINSON]  
We had to take out student loans in order to pay for those.
  [MICHELLE OBAMA]
  I know now how much my father had to work
and struggle because he had to take out loans to cover his portion of our tuition.
  [BARACK OBAMA]
  He understood his responsibilities, that despite
this hardship, despite his challenges, he was going to be there for his kids.  Always,
no matter what.  
[MARIAN ROBINSON]  
My husband did not feel like MS was a battle.  He would bounce out of bed and almost sing
his way out of the door to work on crutches.  And that would sort of wake me up. And I’m
sure it did the same thing for the kids.  

[MICHELLE OBAMA]  
We did a lot of laughing in our household and all of that happened in those few little
rooms.  
[ANNOUNCER]  
Michelle Obama, now stepping into America’s most traditional role.  The full-time, non-paying
multi-dimensional job of First Lady.  
[VALERIE JARRETT]  
Part of what makes her extraordinary is that she has been able to continue to be down to
earth even as the First Lady.  I mean, she’s just Michelle.
  [JILL BIDEN]
  Our friendship developed I think because we
both have an interest in military families.  When I met Michelle, she said, “what do
you think would be the issue that you’re most interested in?”  And I said “military
families.”   
[MICHELLE OBAMA]  
And I said to Jill, I said, “that’s what I’d like to do.”  And that’s where
it all began.  
[VETERAN]  
I’ve done three tours.  It’s meant a lot to our family during some difficult times,
just to know that there are folks in the white house rowing in the same direction with us.
  [JILL BIDEN]
  Whether it be helping homeless veterans through
employment, trying to incorporate the military culture into the school systems, it’s helping
spouses find jobs, it’s all come together.  
[LISA MARIE FAMILO]  
She genuinely seems to care and want to know what military families are going through so
she can make changes on a national level.  
[MICHELLE OBAMA]  
You all don’t even ask for much.  You know.  It’s like, so we should be able to step
up in whatever way we can.  
One percent of the country is serving to protect the freedoms of the other 99 percent of us. 
So my view is that there is a lot more that we can be doing for them to make that service
and sacrifice a little easier.  
[VALERIE JARRETT]  
Oh, she’s so good with young people.  And she sees herself in them.  She treats the
young children just the way she treats her own kids. And so they look at her as their
mom because she is a mom.  
[CRAIG ROBINSON]  
It’s a natural for me to see her getting the nation’s kids out there exercising and
moving around.  
[MICHELLE OBAMA]  
The best way to take care of yourself is to own your health.  To eat better, to exercise
more.  
[KAREN DUNCAN]  
It’s about the whole child.  It’s about understanding how a child develops and how
we can best put a child in a position to be successful. 
  [VALERIE JARRETT]
  And she wanted it to be fun.  To come up
with “Let’s Move”, it has such a great name.  Let’s Move.  That’s something
we do together.  
[KAREN DUNCAN]  
She is a strong woman.  Physically, we all saw poor Jimmy Fallon. 
  [ELLEN DEGENERES]
  I just want to know if you can do more pushups
than I can do.   
And I thought it wouldn’t be good to show up the first lady, so I stopped.
  [KAREN DUNCAN]
  I’ve seen a lead by example, a get-right-into-it,
a pull-up-your-sleeves, hula-hooping, jump-roping First Lady.  And I think, that’s what we
need.  
[DAVID LETTERMAN]  
Hello, Mrs. Obama.  
[MICHELLE OBAMA]  
Hey, Dave.  
[DAVID LETTERMAN]  
And the number one fun fact about gardening…  
[MICHELLE OBAMA]  
…With enough care and effort, you can grow your own, Barack-oli!
  [DAVID LETTERMAN]
  Wow, look at this!
  [KIDS]
  We harvested some healthy food.  A lot of
carrots, peas, fruits.  She encouraged us to exercise more and to eat healthier.  You
really are a wonderful woman.  I think you’re the perfect wife for Obama.
  [BARACK OBAMA]
  I am Barack Obama, and this is my wife Michelle. 
  [MICHELLE OBAMA]
  Hey.  I’m his date.
  [VALERIE JARRETT]
  Family is everything.  I think there’s
nothing more important to her than her children, her marriage, and her mom.  And making sure
that all works well together.   
[KAREN DUNCAN]  
She was very clear.  Mom-in-chief.  I heard it, you heard it.  She came in with a very
clear, “we’re going to make sure our kids are ok.”
  [BARACK OBAMA]
  I think every parent thinks kids are fabulous. 
And remarkable.  And special.  And my kids are fabulous, and remarkable, and special. 
And the reason they are is because of Michelle. I always say that in our household, she’s
the conductor and I’m second fiddle.  
[MICHELLE OBAMA]  
You know, Barack always gives me so much credit for who our girls have become.  But let me
tell you, our girls wouldn’t be who they are without a man in their life who loved
them deeply.   
[BARACK OBAMA]  
What I love about my wife more than anything is she knows what’s important.  She knows
that the best, and most important legacy of anybody’s life is making sure that your
kids turn out all right. They have good values.  They’re kind, they’re caring.  And what’s
very gratifying to me is that I know that the girls at this point are going to be fine
because they have the best mom in the world.

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58 thoughts on “Michelle Obama – 2012 Democratic National Convention Video

  1. To both the First Lady and Mr. President:
    You are both fantastic role models. It is very heartening to see political figures who genuinely care about real people, and treat all issues with compassion.
    Thank you for all that you do.
    –from a college student in Oregon, and supporter of your campaign.

  2. I love, love, LOVE this video! You just feel like they could be your next door neighbors and really likable ones at that!

  3. i didnt realize anything about america could make me shade tears of sweet joy,a family that represents hope,i love that family

  4. Michele looks so much like her brother! lol… I'm with her on the Military family issue, veterans are really neglected.. it's a crying shame

  5. ‎"Barack knows the American Dream because he’s lived it…and he wants everyone in this country to have that same opportunity, no matter who we are, or where we’re from, or what we look like, or who we love." -Michelle Obama

    Bravo, bravo!

  6. I'm a senior in high school this year and I feel so lucky that I have someone like Mrs. Obama as a role model as I am a young woman about to go into the world. She inspires me to create change. She shows me that it is possible to be a woman and not have to resort to acting dumb or uneducated because of my gender. She shows me that classiness and intelligence are the highest form of beauty, and for that, I thank her. OBAMA 2012! If I could vote, I would.

  7. YES WE CAN, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama inspired me to write and record this song entitled "Obama for America" and make a Music Video that can NOW BE VIEWED IN MY CHANNEL. "Being President doesn't change who you are- it reveals who you are."- Michelle Obama. This is the time to get energized and move, "Obama for America" song will do that.

  8. I like 2 thank the president an the vice president,an there familys for there sacrifice.i have nothing against mr.romney,but is there really any doubt about how much the Obamas care about us,our country,an our world.thats good enough 4 me.

  9. Michelle made clear tonight what many of us learned as children. The truth matters; success doesn't count unless you earned it fair & square; everyone is deserving of respect & many helped those who are successful along the way…the teacher, the janitor who cleaned the school! Shout out to Ms. Banks, Ms. Brock, Ms. Clayman, Ms. Larsen, Ms. Hertz, Ms. Wahab, Ms. Hogue, Ms. Gravely, Ms. Wise, Ms. Conn, Ms. Keener & all my teachers throughout middle school, high school, college and law school!

  10. 🙂 michelle we love you and your husband. May God bless and keep you both and those adorable girls. And in the same way, may God bless and keep the United States of America

  11. Michelle! From across the world, you make me even prouder to be an American! Thank you and Mr. President for the hard work in the last 4 years!

  12. As a 25 year old woman who is barely starting out in life and her career she inspires me so much. Tonight when she spoke of her father, growing up with what you had, how her father did everything he could to make sure that she and her brother could go to school reminded me of my father…. Her and her husband inspire me to be a better human being

  13. Michelle knocked it out of the park tonight! Hope you guys turn around the video of the speech soon. I want to repost for any friends who missed her.

  14. I'm Canadian, & I think Americans should stop taking President Obama & his wife for granted. You really don't understand how much world opinion about the USA changed when he was elected. How much more respected Americans are. I'm white, & I cried when he was elected. I never thought I'd see it in my lifetime. And, I shed a tear tonight listening to Michelle. So, that's from someone on the outside looking in …. look at other world leaders and compare. You are very fortunate to have the Obamas.

  15. I pray the hateful people in our United States takes a few moments out of their shallow lifes and opens up to what this fantastic woman stands for. Thank you

  16. I think my favourite part of the speech was the part where she didn't argue with an empty chair……. Maybe I have different expectations of a well delivered speech than Republicans do though…..

  17. I saw a real human being on the RNC stage last night. I felt the love! Michelle is one amazing woman and politics aside, I woke a better person after watching her passion for loving the simple things in life. I am proud to have her as my first lady in this country!

  18. Michelle Obama….the wife of MY President of the United States of America.
    She has my total respect and her entire family has my admiration.
    Bless !

  19. Michelle Obama is just like her husband. She is a habitual liar. She is not American. Barak Obama is the worse thing that ever happened to this country. I tried to watch a little of her speech last night, but got nauseated and had to quit. When she is not in front of a mic, she bashing our country but the liberals are being taken in by both of them.
    This country is going to the dogs & will continue to do so as long as we have socialist morons like Barak Obama in the White house.

  20. Only wish i could stress how important it is you vote for yourself, VOTE even if its for R&R. I'm in England but i'd vote Obama 10 times over.

  21. all political beliefs aside, the Obamas are an elegant and beautiful family that possess the right values and ideologies to help beautify the world.

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