Does Michelle Obama have any serious staff support in the White House, or is she just surrounded by fan boys and sychophants? The LA Times presents her speech to the International Olympic Committee. A writing Tip From Tom - if you have a speech where "I" and "me" appear an average of twice per sentence, take it back to rewrite; this might be the unlucky day when someone in the audience does not share your conviction that it is All About You.
I exhort the bold among my readers to steel themselves and bash through Michelle's effort. But for those with good judgment or little time, here is the summary -
I have no doubt he was a wonderful man who was very proud of his daughter and justly so, but, umm, so what? A good sales pitch explains the benefits of saying "yes" and needs to get beyond "I'll be so happy if you give me the order". I guess the delegates were expected to be thrilled to have a chance to put a smile on Michelle's face. Didn't work.
WE'RE NOT ROOTING AGAINST AMERICA, WE'RE ROOTING FOR RIO: