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Michelle Obama: Speech to the Democratic Party Convention

Michelle Obama has delivered a stirring speech to the Democratic Party Convention, a call to “the chorus of history” to defeat Donald Trump in this year’s presidential election.

Obama, wife of the 44th President, Barack Obama, pulled together the threads of the argument against Trump. “Being President doesn’t change who you are, it reveals who you are,” she told the convention in her video address. “He cannot meet this moment.”

Obama said: “If you think things cannot possibly get worse, trust me, they can, and they will, if we don’t make a change in this election… We have got to vote for Joe Biden like our lives depend on it.”

The Democratic convention was scheduled to be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but the coronavirus pandemic has made it largely a virtual convention.

Watch Michelle Obama’s speech (18m):

Listen to Michelle Obama’s speech (18m):

Official transcript of Michelle Obama’s speech to the Democratic Party Convention.

Michelle Obama

Good evening, everyone. It’s a hard time, and everyone’s feeling it in different ways. And I know a lot of folks are reluctant to tune into a political convention right now or to politics in general. Believe me, I get that. But I am here tonight because I love this country with all my heart, and it pains me to see so many people hurting.

I’ve met so many of you. I’ve heard your stories. And through you, I have seen this country’s promise. And thanks to so many who came before me, thanks to their toil and sweat and blood, I’ve been able to live that promise myself. [Read more…]


Al Gore Accepts Democratic Party Nomination For President

Vice-President Al Gore has officially accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for President in this year’s election and addressed the party’s National Convention in Los Angeles.

GoreIn his speech, Gore said:

“I’m happy that the stock market has boomed and so many businesses and new enterprises have done well. This country is richer and stronger. But my focus is on working families – people trying to make house payments and car payments, working overtime to save for college and do right by their kids… Whether you’re in a suburb, or an inner-city… Whether you raise crops or drive hogs and cattle on a farm, drive a big rig on the Interstate, or drive e-commerce on the Internet… Whether you’re starting out to raise your own family, or getting ready to retire after a lifetime of hard work. [Read more…]


Lieberman Accepts Democratic Nomination For Vice-President

Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman has accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for Vice-President in a keynote speech at the party’s convention in Los Angeles.

In his acceptance speech, Lieberman spoke of his family’s heritage and emphasised environment and health policies. Referring to Al Gore, he said:

“He and I will continue the work we have done together to keep our air, water and land clean. We are going to continue to work to make sure that a child can drink a glass of water, or a father can fish in a stream, or a family can go to a park, without having to worry that their health and safety is at risk.” [Read more…]


Clinton Defends Economic Record, Touts Gore’s Qualifications

President Bill Clinton will defend his administration’s economic record, according to excerpts from his speech before the Democratic Party’s convention released early by the White House.

Clinton will say: “To those who say the progress of the last eight years was an accident, that we just coasted along, let’s be clear: America’s success was not a matter of chance, it was a matter of choice.”

On Gore, Clinton will say: “We’ve worked closely together for eight years now. More than anyone else I’ve ever known in public life, Al Gore understands the future and how sweeping changes can affect Americans’ daily live.” [Read more…]


Hillary Clinton’s Speech to 2000 Democratic Party National Convention

This is the speech by Hillary Rodham Clinton to the Democratic Party’s National Convention in Los Angeles.

Speech by Hillary Clinton to Democratic Convention.

Thank you so much for your warm welcome. Thank you, Senator Mikulski and all the women senators, who have brought vital voices and fresh perspectives to our public life. [Read more…]