Former First Lady Michelle Obama delivered a recorded speech on the first night of the Democratic National Convention that had pundits swooning over how she attacked President Donald Trump — but fell far short of her 2016 address.
Four years ago, Mrs. Obama appealed to a sense of idealism. Her most memorable line — “When they go low, we go high” — was dishonest about Democrats’ political tactics, but at least aspired to loftier ideals.
Not so her grim, bitter 2020 speech.
Mrs. Obama began by telling us how depressed the country was, ascribing it to a lack of “empathy.” That word is crucial to both of the Obamas.