WASHINGTON - Michelle Obama says she wants to use tonight's speech at the Democratic National Convention to remind Americans of the values that drive her husband to do what he's done, "and what he is going to do for the next four years."
She says she will "take folks back to the man he was before he was president."
President Barack Obama says he'll try not to let his daughters see him cry tonight as he watches the first lady's speech at the Democratic National Convention.
Obama calls Michelle Obama "the star of the Obama family" and says he gets "all misty" whenever she speaks.
The president made the comments before a mostly African-American crowd at a campaign stop at Norfolk State University in Virginia a day before he plans to join the convention in Charlotte.
Minneapolis Mayor R-T Rybak will deliver an address Tuesday night as Vice Chair of the DNC.
The mayor of San Antonio, Texas, Julian Castro, delivers the keynote address tonight -- a nod to the importance of Hispanic voters.
This evening's speakers will also include Lilly Ledbetter, namesake of gender fair pay legislation.
The party's platform, which endorses abortion rights and higher taxes on wealthier Americans -- will be adopted today.
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