Michelle Obama To Remind Voters Of Barack's Roots
She's unlikely to dwell on Mitt Romney much because talking politics might damage her favorability ratings, which are better than her husband's and have held steady since President Obama's inauguration.
White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett told Bloomberg that the speech will remind voters why Obama deserves a second term.
“It is an opportunity to remind folks about who he is, what drives him, what motivates him, what he has accomplished and what he still intends to accomplish and why,” said Jarrett, who has read the speech. “Her speech is one that will touch the hearts of every American, regardless of party, regardless of geography. It is a personal speech that will resonate very broadly.”
Michelle told a radio show Tuesday that she would do that by reminding Americans about who he was before being president.
"The truth is that he has grown so much, but in terms of his core character and value, that has not been changed at all," Mrs. Obama said in interview airing on SiriusXM's "The Joe Madison Show." "I am going to take folks back to the man he was before he was president."
Though she's headlined only a third as many fundraisers as the president has attended, she's been active on the campaign trail.
Tuesday also marks the first day of school for Malia, the Obamas' older daughter.