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Michelle Obama will speak at Democratic National Convention tonight

Michelle Obama to deliver prime time speech at Democratic National Convention
Michelle Obama to deliver prime time speech at Democratic National Convention
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First Lady Michelle Obama will take center stage this evening at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina with a prime time speech starting at 10 p.m. ET.

First Lady to deliver speech at Democratic Convention
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President Obama and the Obama’s two daughters Malia and Sasha will be back in Washington D.C. while the first lady addresses the convention.

Michelle Obama told "Entertainment Tonight" that she hopes her family watches her speech at home, according to a report published by The Huffington Post.

However, the first lady added that "If there's homework, I'm not going to get too upset about that."

Michelle Obama will speak personally about her husband

Michelle Obama is expected to discuss the president in personal terms as a husband and father. Just one week ago Ann Romney spoke on behalf of her husband at the Republican National Convention when she delivered a speech about the personal virtues of Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney.

According to a report on, Obama campaign officials said that “Michelle Obama will help augment the campaign's strategy to use the convention as a way to show what drives (the president) every day."

First Lady Michelle Obama has been appearing on a variety of television broadcasts in recent weeks and seems to have become more comfortable speaking with the press about her family life and issues that she cares about such as the fight against childhood obesity. Tonight she will most likely speak about some of her key causes, specifically the needs of military families.

In discussing tonight's speech, another Obama campaign official today referred to the first lady as "the most popular political figure in America.” CNN also reported that Michelle Obama tell convention attendees about her own personal story “growing up on the south side of Chicago.”

However, First Lady Michelle Obama will remain positive and will “not be going on the attack” according to Obama campaign officials.

"The first lady has not attacked political opponents in any way over the past four years," the official said while speaking to CNN reporters covering the convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. It appears she will not start now.

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