Taming it Down

Did the repackaging of Michelle Obama work? Join today's Live Chat with Marjorie Valbrun on Michelle and Hillary at the DNC.

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Her speech was less compelling than others she has given in the past. It was less fierce, less likely to leave listeners focusing on her rather than her candidate spouse. But political watchers would be remiss to think it represented a Michelle who had been effectively, “put in her place.” She stood squarely in her place, with the quiet confidence of someone who believes she has every right to be there.

Marjorie Valbrun is a Washington, D.C. based journalist.