Michelle Obama Takes Stage at Democratic National Convention

The first lady gave an emotional speech on the first night of the North Carolina convention.
3:00 | 09/05/12

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Michelle obama had the stage last night. Bill clinton, tonight, building up to barack obama in a big stadium tomorrow night. The big question, can they do enough to break this tied presidential race? It's "your voice, your vote." Abc's jake tapper is here in charlotte with me. Hey, jake. Reporter: Good morning, george. President obama is not doing as well with women voters as he needs to be doing from the campaign's point of view. So, last night, first lady michelle obama stepped to the plate. First lady michelle obama's job was to testify to her husband's empathy, one of the advantages, polls show, that he has over mitt romney, the idea that people think he understands their problems. When we were first married, our combined monthly student loan bill was actually higher than our mortgage. Yeah. We were so young, so in love and so in debt. Reporter: The first lady aimed to cast him in aspirations. Barack knows the american dream because he's lived it. Reporter: All the while, contrasting the president's values with mitt romney. For barack, success isn't about how much money you make. It's about the difference you make in people's lives. Reporter: As the president watched with their two daughters at the white house after their first day of school, the first lady grew emotional, as she talked about her top priority. You see, at the end of the day, my most important title is still mom in chief. My daughters are still the heart of my heart and the center of my world. Reporter: Keynote speaker, julian castro, the mayor of san antonio, and a rising star in his party, also got emotional when talking about his mother, who was looking on. Mom, I'm even more proud of you. Reporter: Earlier in the night, other speakers provided plenty of red meat for the ravenous democrats. If mitt was santa claus, he would fire the reindeer and outsource the elves. Reporter: And tonight, of course, the big dog will be unleashed, former president bill clinton will give the speech.

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