First lady Michelle Obama’s Tuesday night speech at the Democratic National Convention about her husband and the Obama family drove 28, 003 tweets-per-minute. The TPM rate was nearly twice the 14, 289 mark reached by Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech at the Republican convention. Michelle’s speech which intended to illustrate the difference between her husband and his Republican challenger played well on Twitter too.
At the same time Michelle’s Twindex, a measure of favorability on Twitter rose from 71 before her speech to 84 after it. The crux of her speech: President Barack Obama is just like you. "Barack knows the American Dream because he's lived it."
With a mix of personal anecdotes and policy talk, Michelle’s speech was by far her most political yet. "Today, after so many struggles and triumphs and moments that have tested my husband in ways I never could have imagined, I have seen firsthand that being president doesn't change who you are – it reveals who you are," she said.
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Apart from the keynotes it is also important to take a look at the overwhelmingly positive response that the electrifying speech gained on Twitter. Official Twitter account for news on Obama election campaign @Obama2012 tweeted:
Michelle Obama on POTUS: “He wants every young person to fulfill their promise and be able to attend college without a mountain of debt.”— Obama 2012 (@Obama2012) September 5, 2012
CNN television anchor Piers Morgan also took the opportunity of tweeting his comments regarding the speech @piersmorgan
In vote-winning terms, this speech is one gigantic KER-CHING! #MichelleObama— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 5, 2012
American television personality Ross Matthews tweeted:
Even websites like Mashable began tweeting the most well-remembered and oft-quoted line of the night.
Apart from all this, the most memorable tweet for Michelle Obama came from home when husband and US President Barack Obama (@Barackobama) tweeted:
Michelle's biggest fans were watching from home: twitter.com/BarackObama/st…— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 5, 2012
In addition to this millions of people listening to first lady’s speech expressed their view points before, during and after the speech. One of them Rachel Sevedge tweeted:
Another, James Crawford tweeted:
Michelle Obama is killing this speech..— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) September 5, 2012
However, following a barrage of these tweets, the only Michelle Obama now asks all of us is:
Just one question at the end of an amazing night—are you in? OFA.BO/w76s16 –mo— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) September 5, 2012