The Buzz About Michelle Obama’s DNC Speech

by InvestorPlace Staff | September 5, 2012 11:53 am

investorpoliticsletters2 The Buzz About Michelle Obamas DNC Speech[1]Yesterday, the Obama campaign promised that Michelle Obama would give a “personal, passionate speech[2]” at the Democratic National Convention yesterday. By all accounts, Michelle Obama did just that. Sources ranging from the BBC to the Detroit Free Press to the New York Daily News to the Charlotte Observer all used the words “impassioned[3]” to describe her speech.

Her speech apparently fired up Twitter as well. When her speech concluded, there were 28,003 tweets being sent per minute[4] on Twitter, nearly double the 14,289 tweets per minute sent after Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention.

But how was the speech? Opinions varied, as you might expect, depending on which side of the aisle you asked. Here are a few quotes analyzing Michelle Obama’s speech:

– Benjamin Nanamaker, InvestorPlace Money & Politics Editor

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  2. personal, passionate speech: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/obama-camp-michelle-will-give-personal-passionate-speech
  3. all used the words “impassioned: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/post/michelle-obamas-speech-media-agrees-with-passionate-prediction/2012/09/05/699393c2-f74a-11e1-8b93-c4f4ab1c8d13_blog.html
  4. 28,003 tweets being sent per minute: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2012/09/michelle-obama-convention-speech-twitter-reaction-/1#.UEdv55a06So

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