Decoder Michelle Obama's challenge: persuade voters not to fire her husband

Ann Romney had only to 'humanize' her husband in her GOP convention speech. As first lady, Michelle Obama has a much harder task, and heartwarming stories may not be enough.

Jae C. Hong/AP

When it comes to spousal speeches, Michelle Obama unquestionably has the harder task.

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