Michelle Obama's Words for Husband Before DNC Speech

First lady reveals what she says to president before he heads to the podium.
3:00 | 09/06/12

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And as george just said, the president's surrogates have been diverting the famous questions, are you better off today than you were four years ago? But today I sat down with first lady michele obama, to ask her if she thinks it's time for democrats to change that answer and also to ask about the president's speech tonight. What does she say to him before he walks out to the podium? Something you say to him before everything big speech? No, I just tell him to enjoy it and reassure him you're going to do great because he always does. And he traditionally, I'm told, comes to you afterward and says, how did you do? Yeah, that's the first thing. Do you tell him the truth? Absolutely. Absolutely. Because one of the things that i don't like to do is read or hear his speech beforehand, because i like to hear it fresh. I do that on purpose. He read my speech, so he knew what I was going to say. He didn't know how I was going to say it, but I always like to give him a fresh critique, like that really moved me, or this part, you know, I wasn't clear on it. So I try to give him really fresh and honest feed back. We watched you last night, washing president clinton, high adrenaline in this room. Gonna be that high tonight? Oh, yeah. The energy throughout this convention has just been amazing. You know, people are revved up. Former president clinton said last night that the answer to the question, are we better off than we were -- when we took office? Listen to this. Listen to this. The answer again. Do you wish every democrat would say that now? I think that they are. And we're growing to understand just how much we've accomplished. Ended two wars. Our economy was on the brink of collapse. We're now consistently creating jobs. But as president clinton said, is barack obama satisfied? Absolutely not. Is anything in this arena satisfied? Absolutely not. We have more to do, but we're on the right path and we need patience and persistence to get the rest of the job done. Thank you, god bless you. So when we saw you walk off the stage tuesday night, what was the first thing you said to yourself? I'm done! Check. What did the president and your daughters say to you? You know, they're very sweet. They called me in the car. The girls had already gone to bed because he said they were exhausted. It was a late speech, but he said he was so proud. Next, I called home, talked to sasha. The youngest who never compliments me on anything. He said, mom, you gave a really good speech last night. All my friends told me to tell you what a good job you did. I was like that's so sweet. So I got a compliment from an 11-year-old. My 11-year-old. I'll take it and run. Do you know that you had 28,000 tweets? That good? I would say that's good. There are some people gets millions of tweets. I don't know how to measure it. Justin bieber gets more tweets than that. That's probably nothing. My kids might laugh at that, 28,000 tweets. You're setting a high standard for yourself. I don't know.

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