Michelle Obama opened the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., with a rousing semantic embrace of her husband, President Obama, and a smiling, but deeply caustic, critique of the man who wants to replace him in the White House — Mitt Romney.
Los Angeles Times staff writer Matea Gold will join me — Politics Now host Jim Rainey — in a video discussion of what the first lady accomplished with her speech and what the mission for the Democrats will be pushing forward Wednesday night with another of the party’s big names — former President Clinton.
The live video chat begins at 11 a.m. PDT.
Michelle Obama wowed the partisan crowd here with semantic and stylistic flair, yet managed to deliver some tough shots at the Republican challenger who she (without ever naming him) suggested is money-fixated and out of touch with average Americans.
Clinton can be expected to use his Wednesday night address to argue why Obama, despite more than three years of recession, remains the best choice to pull the U.S. economy out of a slump.