With every word we utter, with every action we take, we know our kids are watching us. We as parents are their most important role models. And let me tell you, Barack and I take that same approach to our jobs as president and first lady because we know that our words and actions matter, not just to our girls, but to children across this country.
First Lady Michelle Obama spoke on the opening night of the Democratic Convention and gave what may have been the strongest speech of her life.
In this election and every election is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of their lives.
She's spoken very effectively on behalf of her husband Barack Obama at two previous conventions. This one was different. She was speaking on behalf of President Obama's former rival and his former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
There is only one person who I trust with that responsibility, only one person who I believe is truly qualified to be president of the United States, and that is our friend, Hillary Clinton.
While she didn't mention Donald Trump by name, Mrs. Obama left no doubt that an America under a Trump presidency is not a place she wanted to see her girls grow up. Perhaps the most memorable line in the speech was when Michelle Obama talked about the lesson she taught her daughters, who face either bullying or people who are close-minded.
...that the hateful language they hear from public figures on TV does not represent the true spirit of this country. How we explain that when someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you don't stoop to their level—no, our motto is, when they go low, we go high.