Michelle Obama Redefines the 2016 Election

In our hearts, we all know if we let Hillary’s opponent win this election, then we are sending a clear message to our kids that everything they’re seeing and hearing is perfectly OK. We are validating it. We are endorsing it. We’re telling our sons that it’s OK to humiliate women. We’re telling our daughters this is how they deserve to be treated. We’re telling all our kids that bigotry and bullying are perfectly acceptable in the leader of their country. (full transcript)

Michelle Obama has, with these words, redefined the 2016 presidential elections, she has reframed the issues at stake. It is no longer about politics, about programs. No, it is about who Americans wish to be, who they want to become: a narcissist bully, or a fighter for gender- and racial equality.