Michelle Obama Speech: “I Have Seen the Very Best of the American Spirit”


First Lady Michelle Obama was a hit with her speech the first night of the Democratic National Convention.

According to Adam Sharp, head of government, news, and social innovation on Twitter’s blog,  the first lady’s speech peaked at 28,003 tweets per minute (TPM) at the end of her talk — “nearly double Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s (@MittRomney) 14,289 peak,” Sharp wrote. “One line in her speech … “we’ve got so much more to do” — saw 22,004 tweets per minute.”

The First Lady’s  speech on Tuesday resulted in more than 3 million tweets including the hashtag of #DNC2012 and related terms.  In comparison, “there were 4 million tweets sent throughout the three days of last week’s Republican National Convention (#RNC2012),” wrote Sharp.

You can watch the full speech below or you can click here for the full transcript.