Saturday 20 January 2018

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.

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