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Michelle Obama brings tears to eyes of Civil Rights icon

First Lady Michelle Obama: 'In this election, I'm with her'

In an emotional speech on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Michelle Obama focused on the important role the next president will have on America's children and how Hillary Clinton is the one for the job.
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In an emotional speech on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Michelle Obama focused on the important role the next president will have on America's children and how Hillary Clinton is the one for the job.

Rep. John Lewis, a icon of the civil rights movement, was moved to tears by First lady Michelle Obama’s address Monday to the Democratic National Convention.

“I think we had a wonderful night,” Lewis, D-Georgia, told the California delegation on Tuesday. “But I must tell you Michelle Obama made me cry. There’s some times when you feel it, you have to show it.”

Obama weaved the personal and political in her speech supporting Hillary Clinton for president. Obama used her residence in the White House since 2008 to show the progress of the country.

“I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves,” she said. “And I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent, black young women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn. And 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.

“So, don't let anyone ever tell you that this country isn't great, that somehow we need to make it great again, because this right now is the greatest country on Earth.”

Christopher Cadelago: 916-326-5538, @ccadelago

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