Here, we will talk about the audience of Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2008, including the wider audience who watched her speech through different kinds of media.
The speech was made in Denver, Colorado, during the Democratic National Convention. Michelle Obama’s speech was delivered on the first night of the convention, the 25th of August, 2008, when over 50,000 people attended. The cheers and applause heard during the televised version of the speech show that the attendees were Democrat supporters.
The wider audience of the speech is much larger, as the speech was televised across the US and widely shared on social media. It is estimated that Michelle Obama’s speech was watched by over 38 million people in the US alone.
Michelle Obama’s target audience is the entire US nation. During her speech, she uses the words “we” and “us” many times, which suggests her idea that the entire nation should come together to pursue the same dream:
But he reminded us that we know what our world should look like. We know what fairness...