First Lady Gets Heap of Praise, Both Black and White


Late last night, Isaias Alvarado, a metro reporter for La Opinion Newspaper out of LA, offered this colorful FLOTUS Pool Report in which he says the crowd was “entranced” by her even though she gave the same speech she had given the day before. He counts the number of times the audience applauded her. He notes the racial differences of each event and the stars who attended.

“The First Lady’s speech today was basically the same one she gave yesterday in Beverly Hills. She’s highlighting the President’s accomplishments and planting hope for what the President could do if he’s elected for four more years. But today, the public is entranced by her message, her presence. Her comments have been interrupted by applause and cheers more than 30 different times. Among the notable guests are Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Cookie Johnson, Melanie Griffith, Eva Longoria, Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Niecy Nash and Los Angeles Mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa. Today, a good part of the audience is African-American, which is different from last night’s event in Beverly Hills, where most of the attendees were white.”

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