First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado in this address during her husband's first presidential campaign. Michelle Obama discusses her improbable journey to the podium, and the improbable journey of everyone who has made something out of nothing. She discusses the power of hard work and says she knows "firsthand from her parents' lives and hers that the American dream endures."
Michelle speaks of meeting Barack, who had grown up across the continent in Hawaii, and found he had been raised on the same values that were important to her family. In this inspiring speech, Michelle Obama speaks of family values and the American dream, and her and Barack's vision of setting out to build lives guided by these values and inspired by the citizen's who are so willing to work hard to make it against long odds and longs hours.