One MO time!! And we’re here for it! Former First Lady, one of the most popular women on the planet earth, author, and now podcast host Michelle Obama will be speaking tonight at the opening of the Democratic Convention (virtually of course). She also spoke at the opening of the 2016 convention.
The Democrats are banking on Michelle Obama’s massive appeal will help drum up even more support for Biden and keep the momentum going after the announcement of Kamala Harris as Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris Chosen as Joe Biden’s Historic Vice Presidential Nominee pumped energy into the campaign last week.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen Michelle take the political stage to support her party, and a lot of Americans will be very happy to see her both for her own briliance and because she will remind us of what seems like a much simpler time while she was in the White House. especially Three plus tumultuous years culminating in the most chaotic and frankly scary past few months dealing with coronavirus, protests, and further questions about the constitutionality of president trump’s actions can really make one miss a time when a beige suit was a scandal. Other high visibility speakers include Kerry Washington, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Tracee Ellis Ross, Eva Longoria, Stacey Abrams, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama.
The convention will take place over most of this week, culminating on Thursday with the Joe Biden’s formal acceptance of the Democratic Presidential nomination. There are also themes- seemingly one for each day with “Uniting America being the overall unifying theme. The others are: “We the People,” “Leadership Matters,” “A More Perfect Union” and “America’s Promise.”
The full list of speakers is below-
Monday, Aug. 17
Former first lady Michelle Obama, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Rep. Jim Clyburn, Convention Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, Rep. Gwen Moore, former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Doug Jones and Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
Tuesday, Aug. 18
Former Acting US Attorney General Sally Yates, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, former Secretary of State John Kerry, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, former President Bill Clinton and former second lady Dr. Jill Biden.
Wednesday, Aug. 19
Former President Barack Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
Thursday, Aug. 20
Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Cory Booker, California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Mayor of Atlanta Keisha Lance Bottoms, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Sen. Chris Coons, Sen. Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg and the Biden family.