The Influence of Michelle Obama

In Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Michelle Obama gave a powerful speech for Hillary’s campaign rally. The speech that was given by Michelle was a strong defense against women. Michelle went on to support Hillary against Trump. What affect will this have on the election? Why does having Michelle speak on Hillary’s behalf demonstrate to the people?


This speech was directed to the audience in order to gain more supporters and in this case Obama supporters. Michelle is acting as a surrogate for Hillary that could push to end Trump. In her speech Michelle stated; “This candidate calls on us to turn against each other, to build walls, to be afraid,” Obama said. “And then there’s Hillary’s vision for this country — a vision of a nation that is powerful and vibrant and strong, big enough to have a place for all of us. A nation where we each have something very special to contribute and where we are always stronger together.” Michelle not only is directing this to a certain group of American, but all of them.


Michelle Obama has been very active in the white house, influencing children, military families, and the youth. She has played a strong role in getting children the proper education as well as helping them lead a healthy life. These views touch the emotions of mothers across the U.S who what their children to strive. With having a strong influential history with women and the youth, being a surrogate for Hillary is very beneficial.


Michelle has also worked directly with younger women who have come to the white house. In her speech she said “I told them they deserve to be treated with dignity and respect,” Obama said at the time. “I wanted them to understand that the measure of any society is how it treats women and girls.” She has had experience in seeing young women being abused and discriminated against and she is using it to support her cause and to attack Trump. Michelle is considered a symbolic device, because of her husband’s incumbency she is a strong figure in the political world. She has legitimacy of the office so she knows who needs to be in it in order to be successful at it.


Now that the October Surprise is out in the open, having Michelle speak for Hillary may help her hold on to her voters. I think that this influence will help boost Hillary’s morale, even with all of the controversy going on. I think that Michelle will be a strong force that will push the election forward for Hillary.