First lady makes a splash at DNC

First lady Michelle Obama pleaded with voters Tuesday to reward her husband with re-election, telling delegates at the Democrats’ convention that President Obama comes from humble beginnings and was able to reach the White House by taking advantage of the same kind of government assistance he is defending on the campaign trail.

Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., Parliamentarian of the 2012 Democratic National Committee Convention and House Democratic Whip addresses the Democratic National Convention2. (Barbara Salisbury/ The Washington Times)

Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., Parliamentarian of the 2012 Democratic National Committee Convention and House Democratic Whip addresses the Democratic National Convention2. (Barbara Salisbury/ The Washington Times)

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