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Michelle Obama: White House Doesn’t Change You, It Reveals You

"I love that for Barack, there is no such thing as us and them. He doesn't care whether you are a Democrat, a Republican, or none of the above." (MORE DNC COVERAGE: Emanuel says ‘we have a once-in-a-generation president’)

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Bridget Johnson

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September 4, 2012 - 8:39 pm
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She said that “when it comes to his character and his convictions and his heart,” the presidency has not changed Barack Obama.

“He is the same man who started his career by turning down high-paying jobs and instead of working in struggling neighborhoods where a steel plant had shutdown, fighting to rebuild communities and get folks back to work. Because for Barack, success isn’t about how much money you make. It is about the difference you make in people’s lives,” Obama said.

“And I did not think it was possible, but let me tell you today, I love my husband even more than I did four years ago. Even more than I did 23 years ago when we first met,” she added. “…I love that for Barack, there is no such thing as us and them. He doesn’t care whether you are a Democrat, a Republican, or none of the above. He knows that we all love our country, and he is always ready to listen to good ideas, he is always looking for the very best in everyone he meets.”

The first lady said that, at the end of the day, her “most important title is still mom-in-chief.”

“But, let me tell you, today, I have none of those worries from four years ago, no. Not about whether Barack and I were doing what was best for our girls,” she said.

“Because today, I know from experience that if I truly want to leave a better world for my daughters, and for all of our sons and daughters, if — if we want to give all of our children a foundation for their dreams, and opportunities worthy of their promise, if we want to give them a sense of that limitless possibility, their belief that here in America, there is always something better out there if you are willing to work for it, then we must work like never before, and we must once again come together, and stand together for the man we can trust to keep moving this great country forward.”

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Bridget Johnson is a career journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.
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