So many Americans still struggle to win the vote

Sunday, 23 Aug, 2020

I think Michelle Obama's keynote speech on Monday was really important, sending a really important message to people who she said were just like her and hate politics.

Obama celebrated his former vice president Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris, saying that in contrast to President Donald Trump, "they actually care about every American" and America's democracy.

Making an impassioned appeal to Americans to vote, she said that if voters want to continue having the most basic requirements, they have to vote for Joe Biden in large numbers.

As unlikely as the eclectic lineup of political bedfellows was, stranger still was the spectacle of an entirely virtual convention.

She began by condemning the Trump presidency in no uncertain terms.

"He can not meet this moment". Reality shows us that these attributes are not optional in a president. Michelle said that these incidents are what the "next generation" will grow up remembering, despite "the goodness and the grace" that she's personally seen in households and neighborhoods across the country.

Kasich said he hasn't decided yet whether he will be actively campaigning for Biden, however that may look this year. And in other tweets, Trump criticized Obama and Biden's handling of the H1N1 swine flu in 2009 and claimed, without evidence, that the Obama administration was the most corrupt in history.

President Trump wasted no time in responding to the former first lady's speech on social media.

"More than 150,000 people have died, and our economy is in shambles because of a virus that this president downplayed for too long". According to Michelle, the current administration under Trump displays "chaos, division, and a total and utter lack of empathy" in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and racism in America.

United States presidential nominating conventions are traditionally raucous events featuring rousing speeches, balloons and confetti and thousands of delegates from around the country. Mrs. Obama issued a call to action to those who sat out the last election: Now is not the time to "withhold our votes in protest or play games", she said.

In the run up to the convention, the Biden campaign worked with the Sanders team to produce a 110-page policy memo. Their friendship continues into 2020 as Michelle spoke during the Democratic National Convention on August 17 in support of Joe's presidential campaign.

She spoke of the code her family lives by: "Our motto is, when they go low, we go high". Dat na wetin madam Obama add put.

"Di simple fact be say di highest office still dey take dis "Black Lives Matter" mata like joke".

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