What to expect from Michelle Obama tonight
In 2008, Michelle came onstage in a bright green dress and started talking about her family. "He (Barack) has been there for me every step of the way," she said.
What Obama did then is a lot like what Ann Romney is doing now; a whole lot of over-sharing.
From a 2008 New Yorker profile: "Pundits have portrayed Obama as an over-sharer and a taskmaster, demeaning her husband by acknowledging his morning breath and his body odor. But the domestic carping that commentators have taken as some sort of uncontrollable T.M.I. tic serves Obama’s husband well, and this may account for her frequent recitation of the mundane details of their housekeeping arrangements."
And that probably won't change. Four years in, Obama has the same task today as she did then: humanize the president.
She will stick to her script of a caring provider, one who gives hugs both "papal" and "motherly," reports The New York Times.
"Her advisers believe that she is most potent when she does not appear overtly political and that she comes across best as a gracious noncombatant in the red-and-blue wars. So at the convention, they say, she will try to present herself as a caring, wifely figure and appear above the partisan fray."