One week after Ann Romney set a record for delivering a speech written at the lowest grade level in convention history by the wives of presidential nominees, Michelle Obama delivers a speech written at the highest ever grade level.
A Smart Politics review of prepared remarks delivered by the spouses of presidential nominees at national political conventions finds that Michelle Obama's 2012 speech to the DNC was written at seven grade levels above Ann Romney's as measured by the Flesch-Kincaid readability test.
Michelle Obama had, according to Very Serious Journalists, the "delicate task" of "helping her husband’s campaign reach out to women." Women already prefer President Obama to Mitt Romney, trust President Obama more than Mitt Romney, and, oh yeah, kind of really hate Mitt Romney. And everyone loves the first lady. So Michelle Obama's "delicate task" was pretty much to just be her awesome self.
And oh, boy howdy, did she nail it. In fact, she gave the speech Ann Romney was supposed to give—actually, needed to give—last week:
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