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- Michelle Obama: The antidote to ‘you didn’t build that’
Michelle Obama recapped the American Dream experienced by both her and her husband’s families, emphasizing individual initiative in a way that the Obama campaign hasn’t been able to in recent weeks.
“Like so many American families, our families weren’t asking for much,” she said. “They didn’t begrudge anyone else’s success or care that others had much more than they did. In fact, they admired it.”
The words here are no accident; they are a direct retort to the GOP’s argument that Obama and the Democrats are running a campaign pitting the middle class against successful Americans like Mitt Romney.
At the same time, Michelle Obama emphasized that money isn’t the be-all, end-all, and that her husband, for instance, took a lower-paying job in community organizing rather than a high-paying job at a big firm out of law school.
“Because for Barack, success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives,” she said…(read the complete article…)