It’s been a long night of political heavy hitters at the Democratic National Convention, but First Lady Michelle Obama has officially stolen the show.
After a long night punctuated by heavy storms and Bernie Sanders supporters booing, Obama came on stage and brought together an entire auditorium. Though she mocked Trump for being a “140 character” candidate, her speech seemed primed to be retweeted, reshared, rewatched.
“When someone is cruel or acts like a bully, we don’t stoop to their level,” Obama said.
But it wasn’t just a Trump takedown Obama gave a ringing endorsement of Hillary Clinton as well.
“Because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters, and all our sons and daughters, now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States.”
All across Twitter, the most sarcastic of social platforms, pundits and tweeters couldn’t help but be earnest.
I said this in 2012, and I’ll say it again: Michelle Obama is a better speaker than her husband, and her husband is a damn good speaker.
Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) July 26, 2016
No snark or irony: Michelle Obama was just awesome. Makes you proud of a country in which such a speech is possible.
Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) July 26, 2016
Watch and weep for yourself.