Tuesday 17 October 2017

You go, Michelle: why we need more female 'bromances' in Europe's politics

First lady Michelle Obama delivered an acclaimed speech on the first night of the Democratic Convention. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
First lady Michelle Obama delivered an acclaimed speech on the first night of the Democratic Convention. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Katy Guest

There are those who say that Americans are better than most at meaningful displays of grand emotion. I don't know about that, but anyone who watched Michelle Obama's speech to the Democratic National Convention on Monday might have come away thinking that Americans are the best at everything.

Or, as Ms Obama put it, so much more inspiringly: "Don't let anyone ever tell you this country isn't great, that somehow we need to make it great again, because this, right now, is the greatest country on earth!"

Ms Obama's speech was about courage, faith, family and - more subtly - all the ways in which Donald Trump is a big fat loser, but most of all it was about "our friend Hillary Clinton" and why she is just so damned impressive.

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Independent.ie Comments Facility

INM has taken the decision to remove the commenting facility on its online platform Independent.ie to minimise the legal risk to our business that arises from Ireland's draconian libel awards system.

We continue to look forward to receiving comments through direct email contact or via social media, some of which may still be featured on the website Independent.ie


Don't Miss