Michelle Obama was the star of the opening night

Michelle Obama was the star of the opening night

Federal Heights : CO : USA | Sep 04, 2012 at 11:17 PM PDT
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The U.S. first lady, Michelle Obama, met to spare in order to raise the spirits Democrats at the opening of the convention, which formalized the party electoral choice for her husband and Vice President Joe Biden seek reelection.

More than 15,000 people live the ovation, but millions followed on television. Among them, her husband, the president, who only now come to this city.

"He knows how to fight, is faithful to his ideas, no matter how difficult it is to implement them. If I learned anything in four years in the White House is that he has not changed and remains the same Barack concerned people office, "she said.

It was a vibrant appeal to add "vote by vote" and also a change of mind, off the defensive position that the campaign has been showing poor results for the economic and polls showing him losing steam, especially among young.

The claim of "not stay home and get out the vote" will be taken up today by former President Bill Clinton, who joined as a star speaker. With its list of speakers, Democrats yesterday showed a more inclusive and diverse, in contrast to the overwhelming presence of white at the Republican convention.

Not just Democrats fear surveys. Also to bad weather: the forecast for rain expected tomorrow night, just as he expected Obama's speech, in an outdoor stadium with capacity for 70,000 people.

"Barack and I believe in the premise of the American dream, that, beyond your home, if you work enough you will have a better life" and that is "what he wants for all Americans" in health, education and opportunities , said Michelle.

His intervention tries to break parity results. "The choice remains tied and only 12% are undecided," said John Zogby, one of the most renowned private surveyors, to predict an outcome in which "every vote counts".

The other fact is the lack of enthusiasm among the young. "In 2008 voted massively for him [Obama], but that is not happening now, if the Democrats do not improve on that, will not make him go to the polls," she added.

Michelle was seconded by the young mayor of San Antonio, Texas, Julian Castro. Characterized as "the Hispanic Obama" a maid grandson and son of a single mother, Castro appealed to his biography as the embodiment of the "American dream" and called for an awareness of the "real option" that represents the choice "between a country for all or a few. "

One of their spears was to suggest that the presidential candidate for the Republican Party, Mitt Romney, lacks leadership, sliding it's not him but Paul Ryan, vice presidential candidate and public spending-hawk who is boss in the formula, something that starts to be a perception among voters. However, it did not seem able to differentiate your simile Republican Marco Rubio, who is so often compared.

But it was Michelle who lifted spirits ahead of the final battle, on 4 November, after several days on the defensive by the difficulty that several sources recognized the nation, responding to Republican criticism that, in four years, "The economy has not improved and that there are 23 million people unemployed," expressing the campaign slogan: "Are you better off now than four years ago?".

"We trust that voters have amnesia and not remember exactly where the country was then," he finished the mandate of Republican George W. Bush quipped Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen, who worked on the preparation of the election platform released yesterday .

In that direction pollster Zogby said. "What Democrats should do is rephrase the question this way:" Are you better now than you had been four years ago had not changed things? ".

One of the "uncovered" of the evening was the mayor of Newark, Cory Booker, with a compliment of "pragmatism" of Obama. "It is not about being right or left but to move the country forward," he said.

Diversity was the note. Against overwhelming white presence at the Republican convention yesterday were representatives of social minorities: blacks, Indians, Hispanics and Orientals applauded enthusiastically. There thanked Hispanic immigrants "not being deported" and achieve, however, a permit to "stay and continue studying."

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karasiwo is based in Karāchi, Sind, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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