DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION: Michelle Obama & Bernie Sanders Highlight Night One

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION: Michelle Obama & Bernie Sanders Highlight Night One

The Democratic National Convention opened Monday night, not in Wisconsin, but socially distanced across the country with Senator Bernie Sanders and Michelle Obama highlighting the proceedings with their endorsements of former VP Joe Biden.

The former first lady echoed her 2016 speech, saying “When they go low, we go high” still applies, and she also hammered Donald Trump with his own words.

Michelle Obama said of Trump, “He cannot meet this moment. He simply cannot be who we need him to be for us.” She then added the words that Trump recently used in an interview with Axios when asked about the rising death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic – “It is what it is.”

She also urged Americans to go out and vote and vote early if possible, adding, “If you think things cannot get worse, trust me, they can and they will if we don’t make a change in this election. If we have any hope of ending this chaos, we have got to vote for Joe Biden like our lives depend on it.”

Sanders also laid into Trump, saying, “Nero fiddle while Rome burned. Trump golfs.” (Los Angeles Times)

Hot Takes:

  • The Democrats also had some Republican speakers, including former CEO and California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman and former Ohio Governor John Kasich.
  • This was all well and good, but it kind of felt like preaching to the choir.
  • Trump was out on the campaign trail, making outrageous claims in an attempt to steal the Democrats’ thunder.