Michelle Obama's Democratic National Convention Speech Earns Hollywood's Praise
Celebrities often reduce their fans to gushing and babbling fountains of praise, but who makes the celebrities gush and babble?
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
"I have seen firsthand that being president doesn't change who you are. It reveals who you are." @michelleobama at #DNC2012. #FLOTUS on fire
— 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
Goose bumps #FLOTUS @michelleobama #DNC
— Taraji P. Henson (@TherealTaraji) September 5, 2012
Mrs Obama, you had me at "rusted out" car.#KillingIt
— Cheyenne Jackson (@cheyennejackson) September 5, 2012
Wow. @michelleobama Just Wow. Thank you. Wow. #DNC2012
— 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
We are so lucky to have a first lady such as @michelleobama she inspires me; a nation's mom with solid value instagr.am/p/PLWt58kH84/
— 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
My First Lady is First class all the way. That speech was inspiring. She is everything I aspire to be. @michelleobamavia.me/-4rplr1o
— Amber Patrice Riley (@MsAmberPRiley) September 5, 2012
.@michelleobama this speech is incredibly inspiring. this is how u give a speech. #preach
— 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
WOW!!!! Michelle Obama's speech just gave me chills with her speech!!!! #beautiful #strength #leader #powerful #words
— 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
You know what, i don't even care anymore, make Michelle Obama the President of the whole dam world. #DNC #FLOTUSClay Aiken, who got in trouble over his GOP convention tweets last week, didn't let that stop him from making a slightly off-color observation this week:
— Chris Rock (@chrisrockoz) September 5, 2012
She just whooped Ann Romney's ass so hard that Ann's horse felt it!!! #michelle2016 — Clay Aiken (@clayaiken) 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