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First Lady takes center stage at DNC

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WKOW) -- Democrats are rallying this week at their national convention to keep President Barack Obama in office.

Tuesday, First Lady Michelle Obama took center stage with a remarkably personal account of her husband and their marriage.

She told potential voters that President Obama is still the same man he was four years ago.

"After so many struggles and triumphs and moments that have tested my husband in ways I never cloud have imagined, I have seen firsthand that being president doesn't change who you are, it reveals who you are."

Mrs. Obama said that's why the president cut taxes for the middle class and helped rebuild the American automotive industry.

She said he did that because of his upbringing.

"We learned about gratitude and humility -- that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean -- and we were taught to value everyone's contribution and treat everyone with respect," the First Lady said.

President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will accept their nominations Thursday night.

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