First lady Michelle Obama proved yet again that she is the definition of class during a speech on the eve of Election Day in Philadelphia.
Obama on Monday thanked the American people and reiterated her support for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, saying America is “one day away from once again making history.”
Before handing over the mic to her husband, President Barack Obama, and eventually Clinton, FLOTUS commended Americans for “giving our family the extraordinary honor of serving as your first family.”
“Thank you for welcoming us into your communities with open hearts, for giving us a chance, whether you agreed with our politics or not,” she told people at a rally for Clinton. “Every day you have inspired us with your courage and your decency and every day we have tried to make you proud and live up to the standard of citizenship that you set.”
Obama expressed strong support for Clinton, saying that she and her husband believe they have a responsibility to make sure “this country is handed over to a leader that we all can trust.”
“We deserve a leader who will ensure that our daughters are safe and respected,” she said. “And that our sons understand that truly strong men are compassionate and kind.”
She urged the crowd to take time to vote for the Democratic nominee.
“If we get out and vote tomorrow, Hillary Clinton will win,” she said. “Presidential elections are breathtakingly close ... each of you has the power to swing an entire precinct for Hillary, and if we swing enough precincts, we will win the state, we will win this election and we will continue the progress that we have all made together these past eight years.”
To finish her speech, Obama introduced her husband. She described her pride in what his administration has accomplished, and for “showing us all what intelligence, dignity and grace really look like.”
And if you’re not already dreading this couple’s departure from the White House, the president’s tribute to his wife during his speech should do the trick.