Yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to a crowd at George Mason University in Fairfax VA about the upcoming election.
She reminded people of what is at stake and how important it is to vote. But she also reminded us that this is not about winning gotcha points, high-fiving over some insult that landed a blow on our opponent – it is about focusing on policies, Democratic Party policies, like the ones President Obama championed over the past 7+ years and which former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will champion when she is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on January 20, 2017.
We live in a country where a girl like me, from the South Side of Chicago, whose great great grandfather was a slave, can go to some of the finest universities on Earth. We live in a country where a biracial kid from Hawaii named Barack Obama — the son of a single mother — can become president. A country that has always been a beacon for people who have come to our shores and poured their hopes and their prayers, and their backbreaking hard work into making this country what it is today. That is what makes America great. Don’t ever forget it.
And here’s the thing. I know in my heart that we deserve a president who can see those truths in us, a president who believes that each of us is part of the American story and we’re always stronger together. We deserve a president who can bring out what is best in us — our kindness and decency, our courage and determination, so we can keep perfecting our union and passing down those blessings of liberty to our children.
Let me tell you this. I have never been more confident that Hillary Clinton will be that president.
It’s time to go #PositivelyHillary.
Full transcript of Michelle Obama’s speech is below.