Michelle Obama’s Democratic National Convention Speech Earns Hollywood’s Praise
Apparently, it’s First Lady Michelle Obama, whose emotional speech at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday prompted an outpouring of florid, flattering tweets from people usually on the receiving end of such mushy missives.
Even the political pundits, who’ve seen it all and are frequently bored by such speeches, seemed bowled over. According to the Huffington Post, the First Lady’s speech drew praise from MSNBC and Fox News alike, though the Fox News pundits liked only the personal parts of the speech, not the political points.
Former Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer was the only one who didn’t seem impressed, saying, “Some speeches are much more effective in a hall of zealots.”
Here’s a sampling of what the stars had to say about Mrs. Obama’s speech.
Such a beautiful and powerful speech!!! Real! Honest! Emotional! Passionate! Thank you First Lady @michelleobama
— Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) September 5, 2012
— Star Jones (@StarJonesEsq) September 5, 2012
Michelle Obama is my hero! I hope you are watching!!! Amazing speech!!!!
— Nia Long (@NiaLong) September 5, 2012
OMG! Just Watched Michelle Obama Speak & am Completely Overwhelmed!She Was Amazing! She is Truly a”FIRST LADY”! A Woman to Admire & Emulate!
— Cher (@cher) September 5, 2012
— Taraji P. Henson (@TherealTaraji) September 5, 2012
Mrs Obama, you had me at “rusted out” car.#KillingIt
— Cheyenne Jackson (@cheyennejackson) September 5, 2012
— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) September 5, 2012
Michelle Obama straight killed it for me. Super girl crushing on the first lady! “so young…so in debt”; me too! #DNC2012
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) September 5, 2012
Well sir…@michelleobama did that!
— Niecy Nash (@NiecyNash) September 5, 2012
— Adrian Grenier (@adriangrenier) September 5, 2012
Michele Obama owned that stage. Beautiful speech, the personal is political#dnc2012
— Tom Colicchio (@tomcolicchio) September 5, 2012
I love her…
— Minka Kelly (@minkakelly) September 5, 2012
Wow. I love her.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) September 5, 2012
— Amber Patrice Riley (@MsAmberPRiley) September 5, 2012
— Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE) September 5, 2012
Tonight I am so proud to be an American, and a Democrat.
— Roger Ebert (@ebertchicago) September 5, 2012
Michelle Obama knocking it out of the park. Confident, heartfelt, connecting in a big way.
— Richard Roeper (@richardroeper) September 5, 2012
— Eve (@TheRealEve) September 5, 2012
Michelle Obama should probably run for president.
— Vinny Guadagnino (@VINNYGUADAGNINO) September 5, 2012
Regardless of the stray piece of hair on her right side Michelle Obama looks absolutely stunning & is just the coolest.#dnc2012
— Josh Charles (@MrJoshCharles) September 5, 2012
— Chris Rock (@chrisrockoz) September 5, 2012
And funnyman Michael Ian Black thought she’d fared better than Sarah Palin:
Mom-in-Chief > Mama Grizzly. #dnc2012
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) September 5, 2012
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