Wednesday, April 24, 2024

DNC Day 1: Cory Rocks, Bernie’s a Mensch, Michelle Obama is a Rock Star


DNC first night: Cory Booker rocked the convention hall. Bernie Sanders was a total mensch, and goes down in history a mensch whose grace is unparalleled.

But it was Michelle Obama who stole the night. What a speech! She’s been working eight years towards this speech and this night. Funny, isn’t it? The Obamas are hitting their stride in their eighth year. You kind of want them to stay four more years. I can’t wait to see what they do once they’re out of the White House.

Paul Simon performed “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and underscored the night with elegance. No musical artists will complain this week that their songs were used without permission, that’s for sure.

Michelle Obama’s speech begins at 14:13.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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