This is a can’t-miss speech.
First Lady Michelle Obama spoke in Manchester, New Hampshire last week at a presidential campaign event on behalf of Secretary Hillary Clinton. But this speech was no mere campaign stump speech. It was a speech that Washington Post columnist Jena McGregor described as a “master class” that “…should be required viewing for every leader.”
Her speech named the disrespect so often aimed at women and rebuked it. And in so doing, the First Lady elevated our discourse, reminding us to remember the dignity and worth of every human being, young and old.
Her speech demands our attention. Make time to watch and listen to her important words.
I didn’t watch the first debate between Secretary Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Monday nights are my early-to-bed nights. But frankly, I was not keen on watching the rude and boorish behavior that I knew would be on display, either.
Sadly, Trump didn’t disappoint in that regard. I found myself deeply dismayed as I read the debate highlights–particularly Trump’s glib attitude toward paying taxes, among other things.
Then I watched Vice President Joe Biden’s speech at Drexel University this morning for National Voter Registration Day and was struck when he asked,
What in the hell is he [Trump] talking about?
Your thoughts echo my own, Mr. Vice President.
Watch below as he shares his insights.
By the way, Trump’s performance should be a cautionary tale against winging it when it comes to delivering an important presentation. Respect yourself and your audience. Take preparation seriously.
Courtesy CBS News
Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first woman to be the presidential nominee of a major political party this week. Watch her acceptance speech below, or read the transcript.
“I sweat the details of policy. Because it’s not just a detail if it’s your kid — if it’s your family. It’s a big deal. And it should be a big deal to your president.”–Hillary Rodham Clinton
Courtesy Democratic National Convention 2016