The Corner

Well Done

I’ve been critical of Michelle Obama in the past, and of the attitudes that emerge in her less scripted performances, but tonight she did as much as any politician running for office could ever ask of a spouse and more. The speech was pretty well put together, which is probably not her doing, but more importantly she carried it off well, and she put on display the best side of her life and her family, about which there is much to like and admire. It doesn’t make her husband any better (or worse) suited to be president, but it was nice to see, and she ought to be proud.

Yuval Levin is the director of social, cultural, and constitutional studies at the American Enterprise Institute and the editor of National Affairs.

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