Michelle Obama’s speech at the DNC convention was not about whether Barack picks up his dirty socks, as one talking head said. What Michelle needed to do and did so successfully, is to counter the image on the cover of the New Yorker magazine.
It’s OK that Barack has a funny name. I’m not an angry black woman. I love America and believe in the American dream. We are a normal American family, with two normal children. These are the themes that ran through Michelle’s speech. Through her speech we got a reassuring view of the candidate as a human being.
Now wait for the screed that will come out of the McCain camp. What twists of logic will they apply to Michelle”s words?