[Guest post by DRJ]
“For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country,” she told a Milwaukee crowd today, “because it feels like hope is making a comeback.”
Video and a longer quote from Breitbart:
“What we have learned over this year is that hope is making a comeback. It is making a comeback and let me tell you something, For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction and just not feeling so alone in my frustration and disappointment. I have seen people who are hungry to be unified around some basic common issues. It has made me proud.”
UPDATE: I’m striking through the Boston.com quote because I think it’s misleading.
I’m sure it’s hard to campaign and speak frequently without misspeaking or conveying something other than you mean. It’s certainly true with blogging, and public speaking is even more prone to errors. I would also understand a young person like Michelle Obama who might be enthusiastic about American politics for the first time, but she sounded like she really meant this is the first time in her adult life she has been proud of America.