First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at the Democratic National Convention on opening night, as will Sen. Bernie Sanders, who’s expected to use rhetorical fire against GOP nominee Donald Trump as a bond to unite the party. The theme of the evening is unity. The left-leaning star-studded night will also include a keynote by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who stands about as far left as Sanders and is given to fiery rhetoric too. Sen. Cory Booker, also a Dem star, will take the podium just before Michelle Obama.
Mrs. Obama, whose 2008 DNC speech was widely replayed last week after parts of Melania Trump’s speech sounded very similar, will bring less fire, more kindness. Obama’s speech will address the needs of America’s children — not just their nutritional and economic needs, but the importance of the president as a role model for American children. She’ll make the case that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is the better role model for kids.