Forward Thinking

Tweeting Michelle's Speech

By Seth Berkman

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Michelle Obama

Needless to say, the highlight of last night’s Democratic National Convention session was Michelle Obama’s speech.

The nationally televised speech won an ecstatic reaction from delegates in Charlotte and garnered 28,003 tweets per minute, according to USA Today.

Comments in the Jewish Twitter-sphere ranged from the First Lady’s wardrobe (love the pink) to the possibility of her launching a presidential bid of her own in 2016 (Run Michelle, run!).

But most reaction praised her actual speech. Ezra Klein of the Washington Post tweeted, “Barack Obama always jokes that Michelle gives the better speech. I’m starting to think that’s actually true.”

Comedian Michael Ian Black apparently felt even stronger, “Not for nothing, but if @barackobama wants to do a wife swap, I’m down. #dnc2012.”


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