Michelle Obama Delivers Message of Devotion, Trust
”When it comes to rebuilding our economy, Barack is thinking about folks like my dad — who worked at a municipal water plant — and his own grandmother, a bank secretary,” the first lady said.
Referring to her own children as well as those of others, she said, ”If we want to give them that sense of limitless possibility, that belief that here in America there is always something better out there if you are willing to work for it, then we must … stand together for the man we can trust to keep moving this great country forward, my husband, our president, President Barack Obama.”
The weak economy hung over the convention as it dominates the election.
Obama ”knows better than anyone there’s more hard work to do” to fix it said Castro. He said that after the deep recession, the nation is making progress ”despite incredible odds and united Republican opposition.”
He declared that 4.5 million jobs have been created since the president took office — though that number refers only to private sector employment gains over the past 29 months and leaves out state and local government jobs that continue to disappear each month.