Tag: Michelle Obama

The Speechwriter Plagiarized by Team Trump

Lauren Gambino, The Guardian – December 20, 2016

Hurwitz has written speeches for every 21st-century Democratic presidential nominee. She started her career in 1998 as an intern for then-vice president Al Gore. She worked on John Kerry’s failed 2004 presidential campaign, and then in 2007, Hurwitz started the election cycle as the chief speechwriter for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Hurwitz was behind Clinton’s famous 2008 concession speech, where she thanked her supporters for putting “18m cracks” in the “highest, hardest glass ceiling”.

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The Closer: Michelle Obama

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Ladies First

Alex Wagner, The Atlantic – November 5, 2016

For the first time in America’s history, women politicians are acting the most powerful surrogates for each other. Sisterhood is on the march. Down in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, last month, First Lady Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton stood on stage together at their first-ever joint campaign appearance.

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US Election 2016: Michelle Obama Campaigns with Her ‘Girl’ Hillary Clinton

US Election 2016, BBC News – October 28, 2016

US First Lady Michelle Obama has appeared for the first time during this presidential election race with Hillary Clinton, whom she called “my girl”. At a rally in the swing state of North Carolina, the former rivals heaped praise on each other’s commitment to public service, women and children. Mrs Obama said Mrs Clinton was the most prepared candidate for the presidency ever, including both their husbands.

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Michelle Obama Just Gave This Election’s Most Important Speech

Rebecca Traister, New York Magazine – October 13, 2016

In this historic year for women in presidential politics, the most unapologetic and powerful feminist speech of the campaign was delivered not by the historic candidate but by the First Lady.

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Voice Shaking, Michelle Obama Calls Trump Comments on Women ‘Intolerable’

Julie Hirschfeld Davis, New York Times – October 13, 2016

Michelle Obama issued a deeply personal denunciation of Donald J. Trump on Thursday for his lewd comments about women, exhorting voters in scathing terms to reject his candidacy and the campaign’s increasingly vulgar tenor by backing Hillary Clinton as a matter of conscience.

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Michelle Obama Brings Voters’ Trust to Hillary Clinton’s Campaign

Julie Hirschfeld Davis, New York Times – September 11, 2016

Michelle Obama has bridled for years at the confines of life in the White House and has tried to steer clear of the partisan messiness that has consumed her husband and is fueling this year’s bare-knuckled presidential contest. But this week, Mrs. Obama will wade into the campaign fray on behalf of Hillary Clinton, putting her broad popularity and reputation for authenticity to work for a candidate who has suffered from a lack of both.

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Why Michelle Obama Has a Prime Spot at the Democratic National Convention

Krissah Thompson, Washington Post – July 24, 2016

Today, the first lady is a fully evolved political superstar, hugely beloved within the Democratic Party and a force within popular culture. Handed a prime-time speaking spot at the Democratic National Convention on Monday, she has been tapped to serve as a crucial validator for Hillary Clinton among groups who may remain skeptical of the party’s nominee.

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