msnbc | September 05, 2012
>> welcome back to msnbc's live coverage of the democratic national convention . andrea mitchell has paul schumer with her.
>> indeed i do. hello, rachel.
>> what did you think?
>> she knocked it out of the park. it was just incredible. i was choked up. it was a great speech.
>> what was different about this? because we've heard speeches that are biographical and she certainly communicated the value system of her husband but there was a connection to policy.
>> exactly. the whole job of this convention is to show the average middle class person that we're going to do more for them than the other side. she did that. because it wasn't just, i love my husband and he's a great guy and great father. mrs. romney did that, too. but she tied it to what average people go through. she talked about the student loans that they had when they got out of school. the romneys won't know what a student loan was if it stared them in the face. she tied about their experience that she and barack climbed. the romney speech was sort of way up there and it was nice but it wasn't close to this. so if this is a metaphor, the rest of the convention, i'm excited because i think it will mean that we are connecting to average folks and feel their pain and their anguish and, most of all, their worry about the future and can answer those worries much better than the other side.
>> reporter: there's no question that she connected in the hall. i mean, it was an amazing experience because people were so fired up, passionately fired up. people had tears in their eyes. do you think that it's communicated out to the are rest of america?
>> you know, some speeches are good in the hall and not good elsewhere but this was so powerful. my experience tells me it just pure strike through. she had those digs when she talked about when you make it you don't slam the door on people trying to make it. that had direct implications but people got what it did and i'll tell you something else, some people say, well, maybe she's angry. maybe she's upset. she was a powerful person and a strong person but a nice, caring person. there were tears in her eyes.
>> reporter: she said that her best role, most important role is mom in chief.
>> let me tell you, it's like one, two, three, like in new york we would say, ruth gar rig demaciao. it's going to be a very good convention for us.
>> reporter: as they would say in new york, murder is row.
>> let's hope so.
>> reporter: thanks so much. rachel, back to you.
>> andrea, thank you very much.