Michelle Obama and Her Vote Necklace Were a DNC Highlight

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"Tonight Michelle Obama who quite rightly says she hates politics meaning a political life walked into our madhouse filled with bullying and nonsense and introduced or reintroduced sanity and empathy into the discourse and in such a way that let us know she was fucking exhausted and discouraged, too," he said, and called her speech "not a performance but a revealing of the self and a desire to marry that self to yourself because your isolation was her isolation".

There are plenty of reasons why one might want to skip the Democratic National Convention this year, but on the first night of the uncharted four-day production, there was a glimmer of hope that sitting through hours of chaos might be bearable: Michelle Obama.

Her speech was a hit with celebrities, artists and critics alike—Lorna Simpson shared a screenshot of the speech on Instagram and encouraged her followers to safely vote early and Yara Shahidi pointed out the former First Lady’s "excellent" necklace which spelled out the word "Vote".

According to The Daily Beast, Obama’s stylist placed an order for the "Vote" necklace from ByChari just a few weeks ago, but the designer had no idea the piece would be used to make a statement at this year’s virtual DNC.

The convention, which was fully virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic, but partially live and partially pre-taped, included appearances from Bernie Sanders and Andrew Cuomo who urged Democrats to vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

In just under 20 minutes, Obama gave a speech that assessed the failures of the current administration, the economy and the way it has crumbled because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the global impact of the ongoing racial reckoning in this country.

Because if we want to be able to look our children in the eye after this election, if we want to realize the progress that we seek, we’ve got to do everything we can to elect Joe Biden as the next President of the United States.

And if we want any chance to end the chaos, the division, and the nastiness; if we want to keep alive the possibility of progress on the issues we hold dear, we’ve got to elect @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris like our lives depend on it.

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