Winston-Salem, North Carolina — Michelle Obama and Hilary Clinton appeared onstage together for the first time during this presidential campaign, and needless to say, people that were there to witness this historic moment were ecstatic.
The most powerful women in America faced a very rousing crowd at a rally in Winston-Salem at Wake Forest University on Thursday, and while Clinton supporters filled the arena, people were definitely there to hear Obama speak.
Before the women appeared on stage, the thousands that filled the arena did the wave and danced to Prince's "Let's Go Crazy" and Mary J. Blige's "Real Love." When the announcer asked the crowd "who's ready for Hillary Clinton?" everyone screamed and applauded, but when he asked "who's ready for First Lady Michelle Obama?" the overwhelming response was rockstar level. People adore this woman, which is why she's Clinton's most influential surrogate.
While Clinton's speech featured the usual talking points, Obama's speech was the crowd favorite.
She talked up the fact that Hillary has been a lawyer, a law professor, First Lady of Arkansas, First Lady of the United States, a U.S. Senator and Secretary of State.
"Hillary doesn’t play," Obama continued. "She has more experience and exposure to the presidency than any candidate in our lifetime. Yes, more than Barack. More than Bill. So she is absolutely ready to be commander-in-chief on day one. And yes, she happens to be a woman."
After the incredible speech by Obama we asked some Latinas about their favorite moment.
"I really appreciate that they both brought up immigration reform," said Cassandra Rebeler, 22. "I think some people think that talking about immigration is an afterthought so I do appreciate how they both really honed in on this topic. And also in comparison to Trump, and how terrible they are."
Another group of Latinas, some whom are not even old enough to vote, were inspired by Obama's enthusiasm and urgency to vote.
"I love how she talked about equal rights for women," said Lisa Burgos, 19. "I love how she cares so much about gender equality."
Her sister, Carla Burgos, 17, can't vote but said she was so inspired by Obama's encouraging words about voting especially during this exhausting election.
"Do not let yourself get tired or frustrated or discouraged by the negativity of this election as you are out there working your hearts out for my girl," Obama said. "Here’s the thing that I just want to tell you all because this has been a draining election. But I urge you to please, please be encouraged. You know, I want our young people to be encouraged because we still live in the greatest country on Earth. We do. And I have never felt more hopeful about the future. And I want – our young people deserve that. Be encouraged."
Annie Cardelle, who infamously wore the "contra Trump" t-shirt and posed alongside Eric Trump, also attended the rally with her sister Ceci and a friend.
She said they all got extremely emotional at the Clinton/Obama rally especially after hearing Michelle's uplifting speech about unity
"Her words are always positive, about bringing people together," Cardelle said. "As Sec. Clinton mentioned in her speech, Michelle Obama and their whole family have had extra pressure in the White House from being the first black family of the Untied States. That she has handled the disgusting amounts of racism hurled at her with such grace is so important to remember and admire."
Cardelle also loved when Obama talked about the outstanding obstacles she and her husband faced, and despite it all, achieved success.
"My, my sister and my friend all teared up near the end of her speech when she talked about how her father didn't have a college degree but woke up every morning and worked hard for his children, and when she spoke about how a biracial man from Hawaii raised by a single mother can become president of the United States," Cardelle said.
"My sister and I related with the concept that people from any socio-economic background or ethnicity and can achieve great things. The United States still has so much systematic racism to dismantle, but the concept of the American Dream is still so hopeful."
And that's truly what came out of this incredible rally, lots of hope. A message that President Barack Obama first gave us eight years ago.