It’s hard to imagine the pressure of following a speech by Michelle Obama, especially when that speech is as moving and powerful as hers was on Monday night, but the former First Lady is wishing the potential next Vice President well and expressing her confidence that her speech will be just as powerful.
I can’t wait to hear @KamalaHarris at the @DemConvention tonight. I have no doubt she’ll show the world what I'm lucky to already know: She has everything it takes to be Vice President. Let's show up for her and @JoeBiden in numbers that can’t be ignored. Text VOTE to 30330. pic.twitter.com/sxC8ruDKS8
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) August 19, 2020
As the first African American and Asian American nominated to the vice presidency on a major party ticket, not to mention the first woman, Sen. Harris (D-CA) is facing some high expectations from people all across the country who are excited about her nomination. One person who has frequently expressed that excitement is Obama, who has become the moral center of the Democratic Party.
Following Obama’s speech on Monday, controversy over her lack of acknowledgement of the first nominated woman of color was pushed by those on social media and in right-wing “news” circles, but far from being able to attach petty and divisive overtones to the relationship between the two, it turns out that Obama’s speech was recorded prior to Biden’s announcement of his VP pick. The two women are actually said to be quite admiring of one another and Obama has not failed to show her loyalty to the presidential ticket.
Harris’s speech will follow a number of powerful women’s, including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, former First Lady, Senator from New York, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as well as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
Twitter is just as admiring of Obama and Harris as they are of one another. Read some of their comments below: