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Michelle's Speech Stresses Values

(DENVER) Barack Obama's campaign released some excerpts of the speech Michelle Obama will deliver during her prime-time appearance at the convention tonight. According to the campaign, Michelle Obama "will talk about her husband … the values that have driven him as a father, husband and public servant and why she believe he will be an extraordinary president."

Here's an excerpt from Michelle Obama's prepared remarks: "Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values: that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say you're going to do; that you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don't know them, and even if you don't agree with them. And Barack and I set out to build lives guided by these values, and pass them on to the next generation. Because we want our children – and all children in this nation – to know that the only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them."

The tone of the remarks released this afternoon track with the message the campaign has stressed coming into this convention, stressing values that will connect with many voters and trying to introduce the candidate as "one of you."