President Barack Obama and his daughters, Malia, left, and Sasha, watch on television as First Lady Michelle Obama begins her speech at the Democratic National Convention, in the Treaty Room of the White House, Tuesday night, Sept. 4, 2012.
At a campaign stop earlier on Tuesday President Obama told his Norfolk, Virginia supporters that his wife was the family’s star and that her speech later that night would top his.
“Whatever I say here today,” he told more than 11,000 supporters on the campus of Norfolk State University, CBS reported. “It’s gonna be at best a distant second to the speech you will hear tonight from the star of the Obama family, Michelle Obama.”
Obama told his supporters he would be back at the White House watching Mrs. Obama’s speech with his daughters.
“I’m gonna try not to let them see their daddy cry,” he went on to say. “Because when Michelle starts talking, I start getting all misty.”